Description of Class
Food writing can cut deeply into issues of self, identity, family, and love. As the celebrated food writer M.F.K. Fisher once wrote, “It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it … and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied.”
This six-week course, taught by Freda Love Smith (Red Velvet Underground: A Rock Memoir, with Recipes), is a guided exploration of the possibilities of food writing. Students will write personal food essays, critical restaurant or cookbook reviews, and journalistic recipe articles, while discussing the current publishing market.
Writing assignments will be informed by workshop, in-class discussion, and examples of excellent food writing.
There has never been a more exciting time to write about food. Let’s dig in together!Top