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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:25 AM

Want to learn more about food writing from a pro? Diane Morgan, an award-winning cookbook author, food writer, culinary instructor, and restaurant consultant, will share her expertise in two January workshops on recipe and food writing. On Saturday, January 25, she will hold a food and book proposal writing workshop and on Saturday, Feb, 1st she will hold a recipe writing workshop. Both intensive workshops will be held at Good Keuken in Portland, Oregon.

 

FOOD WRITING THAT SELLS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Good Keuken, 5031 NE 42nd Ave., Portland, OR 97218. Cost is $125 (includes morning coffee and lunch).

 

This course is designed for chefs, aspiring culinary students, journalists, authors, and food aficionados who want to learn how to translate their passion for food and writing into marketable works. Skills taught include developing story and book ideas, writing book and story proposals, pitching editors, finding an agent, navigating a contract, blogging and writing for the web, working with a ghostwriter and connecting to professional organizations.

Course Schedule

9:00–9:15am

Introductory material, handouts, coffee

9:15–10:00am

The ins and outs of a career in food writing. What are today’s skills?

10:00-10:30am

Writing for the web, blogs, public relations, newspapers and magazines

10:30–10:45am

Break

10:45–11:30am

Skill-building: developing and pitching story and book ideas

11:30–12:15pm

Working with a literary agent, building a platform, developing your literary talents

12:15–12:45pm

Lunch

12:45–2:00pm

The step-by-step details of writing a pitch letter, query letter, and book proposal

 

Cost is $125.00 per person and is payable by PayPal or by check. Space may be reserved by submitting a registration form at dianemorgancooks.com along with full payment. Attendance is limited to 20 participants, so reserve your place early. For additional information, please email diane@dianemorgancooks.com, or call Diane at 503.799.4994.
 

RECIPE WRITING INTENSIVE WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Good Keuken (behind Old Salt Marketplace), 5031 N.E. 42nd Ave. Portland, OR 97218. Cost: $125 includes morning coffee and lunch).

 

This enlightening course will demystify the art and technical side of recipe writing. Topics include basic rules of recipe writing, formatting techniques, concisely defining an ingredient list, tailoring a recipe to a publication’s specifications and designing recipes that include sub-recipes and multiple steps. The class will cover creative headnotes and recipe titles.

This course is for writers, chefs, culinary students and hobbyists wanting to strengthen their recipe writing skills.


Course Schedule

9:00–9:15am

Introductory material, handouts, coffee

9:15–10:00am

Level I: Recipe demonstration and basic recipe writing skills

10:00-10:30am

Independent recipe writing from demonstrated recipe

10:30–10:45am

Break

10:45–11:30am

Level II: Recipe demonstration and sub-recipe skill building

11:30–12:15pm

Independent recipe writing from demonstrated recipe

12:15–12:45pm

Lunch

12:45–2:00pm

Lecture and detailed discussion including recipe review, formatting, ingredient lists, step-by-step instructions, sub-recipes, etc.

 

Cost for the program is $125.00 per person and is payable by PayPal or by check. Space may be reserved by submitting a registration form at dianemorgancooks.com along with full payment. Attendance is limited to 20 participants, so reserve your place early. For additional information, please email diane@dianemorgancooks.com, or call Diane at 503.799.4994.
 

About Diane Morgan:
Diane Morgan is a James Beard award-winning cookbook author, freelance food writer, culinary instructor and restaurant consultant. She is the author of seventeen cookbooks including her award-winning book, Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes. Her other titles include, Salmon, The Christmas Table, The New Thanksgiving Table, Grill Every Day, Pizza, Delicious Dips, Skinny Dips, The Thanksgiving Table, Midnight Munchies, Cooking For The Week, The Basic Gourmet, The Basic Gourmet Entertains, and Dressed To Grill: Savvy Recipes for Girls who Play with Fire, all from Chronicle Books. Andrews McMeel published Gifts Cooks Love, a collaborative project with Sur La Table.

Diane has been a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times food section and has written for “O” Magazine, EveryDay with Rachel Ray, Bon Appetit, Fine Cooking, Cooking Light, The Oregonian, MIX Magazine, and Edible Portland. She has appeared on the Today Show, ABC World News Now, CBS Early Show, The Food Network, Smart Solutions on HGTV, Seasonings on PBS and Good Day Oregon. Diane has also consulted on the core menu, promotional seasonal menus and recipes for a Northwest chain of family dining restaurants. Follow Diane Morgan on Facebook at Diane Morgan Cooks, Twitter @Diane_Morgan and Pinterest at Diane Morgan.