That is the name of my new ‘food blog’ which is still under wraps as of now. When I plan to unveil it? Well, seeing how I’m jumping from one interest to another with utter gluttony, maybe it’s wise to say, “Never.”
Nevertheless, I present my current writing interest: Food Writing. Joy Luck Kitchen spurred this interest, and I realized that a lot of my memories (memoir writing is also another one of my writing interest) are immersed in food I grew up eating, and different ethnic food I continue to be exposed to, thanks to living among a rich Muslim community of varied cultural backgrounds.
So, like I do for all my cropping interests, I looked into it. Google is my tool. I noticed that everytime I google Food Writing, Pamela White comes up. I looked for books too at the local library, and I have one book being held for me right now. I also looked for online courses, and while I can feel my salivary glands oozing with excitement as my eyes rapidly scan the course title and description, my brain sends a STOP signal when my eyes land upon the course cost. Too expensive. I’m dreaming of winning $500 – $1000 from one of the annual contests, and some classes would completely gobble up (no pun intended) that prize money if I ever am to win (which continues to be my dream for now).
Here is a list of online food writing classes for 2009 I stumbled upon, in order of affordability:
Eat, Drink and Make Money – 10 week course for $135 begins January 5
Food Writing: The Secret Recipe to Success – 10 weeks for $310 begins February 9
Recipe Writing – 4 weeks for $350 begins February 4
Food Writing Boot Camp – 8 weeks for $499 begins January 12
Introduction to Food Writing – 6 weeks for $500 begins January 12
Realistically, I am nowhere close to being financially able to take any of these classes, except that Pamela White’s Eat, Drink and Make Money seems to appeal to me the most, for its period and cost. I wonder if I can learn more about food writing the cheap way for now – reading up on it. Meanwhile, I guess it doesn’t hurt to continue rambling on Joy Luck Kitchen while I’m at it. Maybe, if I’m lucky, an editor might come across my food blog posts and hire me. Don’t laugh.