Does Food and Travel Writing Matter? Conversation Panel with Monica Bhide and Bee Wilson #FBC14
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Does Food and Travel Writing Matter? Conversation Panel with Monica Bhide and Bee Wilson #FBC14

Does Food and Travel Writing Matter? Conversation Panel with Monica Bhide and Bee Wilson #FBC14

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Does Food and Travel Writing Matter? Conversation Panel with Monica Bhide and Bee Wilson #FBC14 Does Food and Travel Writing Matter? Conversation Panel with Monica Bhide and Bee Wilson #FBC14 Presentation Transcript

  • Should it? Does YOUR food writing matter? Should it?
  • How to make YOUR WORK matter •  What you are selling? No, it is not a product. Nike, Oprah, Benz – they are all selling something. •  Why a picture needs a thousand words •  How “chunky sauce” can earn millions
  • The power of anecdote is so great that it has a momentum in and of itself.” Ira Glass contends, “no matter how boring the facts are,” with a well-told story, “you feel inherently as if you are on a train that has a destination. Ira Glass founded This American Life—a show that draws 1.7 million people to each weekly podcast on more than 500 radio stations View slide
  • WHY FOOD WRITING MATTERs By BEE WILSON POTS AND PANS  TELL US WHO WE ARE! View slide
  • So it happens that when I write of Hunger, I am really writing about love M.F.K. Fisher
  • FOOD IS POLITICAL EVEN WHEN IT ISN’T ‘FOOD POLITICS’ Do we choose FIRE or ICE?
  • FOOD WRITING IS… A Window onto our Civilisation A Way into other subjects such as Politics, History, Economics, Chemistry, Agriculture ….or Love But food writing is also a shared pleasure, from your kitchen to Mine. And isn’t that enough?