Do you want to live the foodie dream?
Learn how to eat your words….
Next dates: Sunday 21 July 2019 10.30am-4.30pm AND
Saturday 21 September 10.30am-4.30pm
If you spend most of your time thinking about food and love sourcing produce, cooking and visiting new restaurants, writing is an incredibly satisfying way to develop your knowledge and passion.
Whether you want to spread your joy and expertise in a particular cuisine, write transporting accounts of your foodie travels and latest restaurant finds or share your own recipes with the world, my workshops will provide the tools to inspire you.
You may be an actual or would-be food writer/blogger keen to learn some insider techniques, or simply fancy experiencing what being a food writer truly involves. You’ll leave buzzing with ideas and expert tips.
There will be practical writing exercises to improve your research, develop your own voice, learn how best to set up interviews and to structure your writing for print and digital. We will discuss how to come up with irresistible ideas, how to pitch and how to use social media to convey and promote your evolving, inimitable style.
Over lunch, we will take a forks-on approach to how to write an impactful restaurant review, whilst avoiding the vine-ripened cliches. I will share some anecdotes from my, often culinarily decadent, life with the world’s most talked about chefs, restaurants and foodie happenings.
Workshops will take place at the HQ of multi-award-winning artisan honey producer Bermondsey Street Bees on Bermondsey Street SE1. The day will include coffee and homemade biscuits on arrival, an outing to local foodie hotspots for a how-to-do-it-for-real exercise in writing, sharing and critiquing, a tutored raw honey tasting with professional honey sommelier Sarah Wyndham Lewis, plentiful lunch , wine, laughter and a whole menu of new skills and tips to take away.
A primary requisite for writing well about food is to have a good appetite, so be sure to bring yours….
Course 10.30am-4.30pm Sunday 21 July AND Saturday 21 September 2019.
Price: £125 including a bloody good lunch, wine and a reading list of food books you cannot live without to take home. Each workshop is limited to 8 people.
Additionally, there will be a 10% discount on any Bermondsey Street Bee honey products purchased.
For bookings, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07940 535243.
October dates tbc shortly.
WHO AM I?
I am the author of seminal handbook “How to be a Better Foodie” and a freelance journalist writing regularly for The i Paper, Fine Dining Lovers, National Geographic Traveller, Culture Whisper and many international publications. I have a wealth of insider knowledge of editors, chefs and food producers around the world. My latest book is “Flipping Good: pancakes around the world.”
My work has taken me around the globe: making agnoletti with Massimo Bottura’s pasta guru; champagne pairing with Dom Perignon’s cellar master and Angela Hartnett, discovering Elena Arzak’s favourite pintxos in San Sebastian, foraging with Rene Redzepi in Friuli-Venezia, interviewing the world’s best chefs from New York’s Marcus Samuelsson to Slovenia’s Ana Ros. And, of course, eating and drinking my way around some of the hottest restaurant destinations in the world.