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Great links!
I know, I know.  My recipe posts have been a tad thin for the last two weeks or so.  Truth is I've been cheating on you a bit, working with a few incredible food media cohorts.

I just wrapped an article for the upcoming winter issue of the gorgeous Green Door Magazine.  Green Door is a relatively new magazine published in the Hudson Valley, NY, but with charming rural/urban interest pieces that are a total joy regardless of your locale.  It "espouses the benefits of country living in a socially conscious society, while retaining an attachment to the realities of urban life. It is ‘a journal of comfortable living,’ as the magazine profiles artists, residences, food, wine, local farms, events and the evolution of transplanted city-dwellers." A pitchfork diary indeed.

Keep an eye out for upcoming issues, or subscribe, or follow them on facebook or their blog.

 

I also had the great honor of getting to be a panelist at my alma matter in Steven Shaw's outstanding food blogging course.  I took the course myself a year and a half ago, and well, the rest is history.

Most enjoyable was the chance to meet a bunch of new food bloggers, many of whom are just starting out with their first posts in this course.  Sharp and creative, with lots of super innovative ideas and delicious recipes, it was such a pleasure to hear their thoughts and see what they are working on and ideas they are working out.

With many of the blogs I look at, I love to go back in the archives and see their very first few posts and photos and get a sense of where it all started.  Here are the blogs from this group of new bloggers, all with great things to offer.  Catch 'em from the start.

Ingredient Studio

Frankie Cooks

Sweet Tea and Taters

The Traveling Gourmand

Amusing My Bouche

Nibbling Gypsy

NY Paladar

Eating in Your Underwear

High Self of Steam

Sweet Kitchen

Crumberry Bake Shop

Fun Fearless Foodie


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Food Blogging with Steven Shaw
Last winter I took a phenomenal six session course on food blogging at the International Culinary Center, which is the parent organization that also houses the French Culinary Institute, where I got my culinary degree.  The course is taught by pioneer food blogger, Steven Shaw, who in addition to author and James Beard Award-winning food critic, is the founder of the outrageously successful food mega-blog/literary journal/online community eGullet.org.  This man knows his stuff.

The course far exceeded my expectations in every regard.  It is set up beautifully, with constant communication from Steven, and you will be up and running with your own blog in a matter of days.  You are masterfully navigated through the mechanics, ethics, branding, and marketability of the over-saturated blogosphere, with even food photography and design covered.  Steven has also made good on his promise of a "lifetime membership" of access to him long after the course is over.  An invaluable resource.

The next session starts on November 1st.  If this is something you have thought about, I can't recommend it enough.  It will put you far ahead of the game, with treasured advice stemming from years of experience, and will be exactly the kick in the pants you need to get that idea from head to keyboard.

Other bloggers, and their blogs, that started with Steven:

What Would Cathy Eat: Heart-Healthy Food with Attitude.
Reubenography: Exploring the jewish deli through it's bastard son.
A Thirsty Spirit
Hungry Sofia
Lickin' It: A badass ice cream blog.

[caption id="attachment_732" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="Food photography workshop with guest speaker, Melissa Hom, food photographer for New York Magazine."][/caption]


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