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By djm on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 - 01:26 pm: Edit

I'm interested in taking a food writing course to get acquainted with the fundamentals of developing recipes, reviewing restaurants, etc. So far, I've found a couple in the U.S. (I'm from Canada) but they're very expensive with the currency exchange.

Anyone know of a reasonable food writing/communication course? Or, do you have alternative suggestions to kickstart a food writing career?


By Ardis (Ardis) on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 - 06:10 pm: Edit

djm, I have done a little writing and my advice to you is to just write and learn from your mistakes. I wrote for free for a publication for a few years, and have a few writing friends who critique my work. I also put our 2 community newsletters to practice. Use search engines and look up writing on the net and you'll also find resources to help you. I think any writing course by correspondance, on the net or whatever would be a help - it doesn't have to be a food writing course. Where are you from? I'm from Montreal.


By djm on Friday, June 23, 2000 - 06:21 pm: Edit

Hi Ardis:

I am from vancouver and have been doing what you're doing, writing for free. I would like to take the leap and get paid for what I do eventually:). Since I don't have a strong cooking background, I thought a food writing course might add some credibility but if I can't find one, I will do what you suggest . . . just write and learn. Thanks for the advice!

By Colin (Colin) on Saturday, July 15, 2000 - 03:57 pm: Edit

The International Association of Culinary Professionals has put out two paperback books on food writing. I think they cost around $10.00 each and I found them to be helpful. You can contact them at (800)928-IACP or through their web site at for more information.
Good luck,

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