Will Write for Food

June 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm 2 comments

When I saw that Dianne Jacob, the author of Will Write for Food had written an article for Writer’s Digest, I recalled reading her book last year. I devoured it. I had no intention of writing about food when I picked up her book, but I did think it might have some advice on blogging, and it did.

The beautiful cover is what drew me to pick it up off the shelf. Once I opened it, I found she writes with enthusiasm and a love for helping others follow their passion of blogging and writing about food. I was so encouraged by her writing that I felt I could become a food writer. Beautiful food presentations, and visiting various restaurants sounded appealing.

That was, until I realized that I don’t have a varied pallet. I am a simple consumer. No tomatoes unless they are cooked. No lettuce on my sandwich, please. I don’t each much pork, or beef. Beef only if its a tender brisket, or in a strip for fajitas. I don’t want a tiny portion fit for someone 5’4” and skinny as a rail, because I am neither one of those. And, please don’t give my anything spicy. Nothing from the sea, it makes me squeamish. No, it would be like a vegetarian writing about the delicacies of meat.

It’s a good writer that can make someone feel like they can do something they know in their sane mind they would be horrible at. Dianne Jacob did just that.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dianne Jacob  |  June 8, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    HI Tracy, thank you so much for this lovely post.

    I laughed with delight when I read that the cover drew you in. I was opposed to it at first, but have grown to love it. I wrote a post about covers here:
    Now the first edition’s cover seems so dull to me.

    Listen, food writers all have foods they don’t like. As long as you’re not planning a career as a restaurant reviewer, you’re going to be fine. And even critics have learned to work around their quirks. I say go for it.

    • 2. lovinadoptin  |  June 8, 2011 at 10:42 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement, and for stopping by!


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