Dianne Jacob, the 2016 Grand-Prize Winner of the Les Dames d’Escoffier International M.F.K. Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing, will be leading a one-day food writing workshop at The Cook’s Warehouse on Saturday, April 8.
"The Meaning of Mangoes" was selected as the 2016 grand-prize winner and the internet category winner. Dianne’s winning article, chosen from among 80 entries, is about her parents longing for mangoes after they escaped the Communist revolution in China. Her article was posted on Lucky Peach, David Chang's Internet magazine at luckypeach.com
As always, members of Les Dames receive a 15% discount on class registration fees at The Cook’s Warehouse, use discount code “LesDames15”.
Food Writing for Food Lovers
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Are you a food enthusiast who loves to write, cook and eat? Do you devour food magazines and cookbooks in bed, or secretly dream of whipping up your own cookbook or blog? This overview class will give you a taste of food writing in many variations: personal essay, blogging, recipe writing, and how to get a cookbook published. Writing exercises and an interactive classroom style will make the time fly by. Instructor Dianne Jacob will lead you through a day designed to bring your simmering creativity and style to a boil, beginning with exercises on the senses, memory, and place. We’ll start the day with a light breakfast and coffee, take a midday break for lunch (lunch is provided), and the workshop will conclude with a short wine & cheese reception. Dianne Jacob is a coach and speaker specializing in food writing. She is the author of the multiple award-winning Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes, and More. She co-authored two cookbooks with chef Craig Priebe: The United States of Pizza and Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas. Dianne has been published in Best Food Writing 2016, Writer’s Digest, The San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere, and has won two national awards for an essay in Lucky Peach. She has also judged cookbook awards for the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She blogs about food writing at Will Write for Food at www.diannej.com/b.
This is not an event hosted by LDEI Atlanta Chapter.