I am writing an article for IACP & would like to know how a food writer can combine travel writing into their line of work? What are some trends seen in the marketplace? Any tips, advice or success stories you can share?
Trends in writing(2 posts) (2 voices)
HiPosted 2 years ago #
Hi Sucheta - welcome to our Forum~
What I've been seeing in the last few years is a blending of food writing and travel writing, where in the past food writing was primarily a description of a particular dish, cuisine, or restaurant (or Chef), now the predominant style is to write about where one goes to enjoy a particular dish or cuisine......sort of a travelogue for food aficionados....
The travel articles that combine food writing that I like best are those that deal with a country's (or region's) style of cooking and the dishes that are unique to a specific place. I like to learn how to cook something new directly from a native cook, not always necessarily a professional chef, but someone who grew up learning recipes that have been handed down through generations. And I like to learn a bit about the country or region at the same time - how did the dish or style of cooking evolve? What is it about the locally sourced ingredients that lend uniqueness to the dish?
I think many people can appreciate such writing because so many more people are interested in cuisine these days are will travel to experience it, so it's a very interesting and potentially lucrative genre to specialize in as a writer.
Good luck! I'd love to hear more about your experience with it if you follow this path!Posted 2 years ago #
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