New Workshop: Food Writing for Blogs & Print

by on February 16, 2010

We’re proud to be hosting a writing workshop led by Amy Scattergood, a seasoned food editor and writer! Food blogs are exploding on the internet and there are many bloggers who want to be able to hone in on their food writing skills. This small, intimate workshop is the perfect class to learn the tools of the trade & expand on the creative and technical side of food writing. The location is in a photography studio in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles that’s full of creative energy to get those writing juices flowing. It’s guaranteed to be a great evening. Hope to see you there!

Sign up for the Amy Scattergood’s writing workshop Here.

Amy Scattergood is the food blog editor at LA Weekly, a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times food section, and the co-author with Kim Boyce of Good to the Grain, a whole grain baking cookbook published March 2010 from Stewart, Tabori & Chang. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena.

Join Amy Scattergood for this engaging 3 hour class focusing on the art of food writing.

Food Writing for Blogs and Print: Translate What’s on Your Plate

  • In this class, we’ll look at what makes a good food story and consider how voice, content and reporting all contribute to the piece
  • We’ll examine the work of various writers and discuss how different techniques operate.
  • We’ll examine the evolution of the genre from old media stories to food blogs, and see how the style and content have changed.

Topics covered:

  • the importance of reporting
  • the importance of voice and the issue of first person narration
  • how POV has changed with the internet
  • how to write a recipe
  • why food photography is increasingly important
  • how to integrate quotes within stories
  • This class will not require reading material, but will require participation in discussion.

Sign up for the Amy Scattergood’s writing workshop Here.

Class limited to 25 attendees

Hosted by: and Todd Porter, Diane Cu of

Location: Creative Daylight Studios, Downtown Los Angeles, the arts district

831 Traction Ave, Studio 210

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Date/Time: Monday, March 15, 2010

Class duration 3 hours: 7pm – 10pm.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Beverages and light snacks are provided.

Contact: for further questions or cancellations email:

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nicole Spasiano February 23, 2010 at 7:54 am

Oh I wish this was online!


2 megan February 23, 2010 at 8:15 am

All the good stuff happens in S Ca. Oh how I wish I could go!!!


3 beth aka confusedhomemaker February 23, 2010 at 8:19 am

I’m no where near S CA but hopefully there will be some follow-up advice coming. Pretty, pretty please with a cherry on top ;)


4 my spatula February 23, 2010 at 10:28 am

how fantastic to host such a great event! and wow, good to grain is one gorgeous lookin’ book. i love nancy silverton.


5 LoveFeast Table February 23, 2010 at 10:59 am

Let us know when you bring this to the East Coast! We will check back for any tips you want to share!
~kristin and chris ann


6 Lori Lynn February 24, 2010 at 2:17 pm

This sounds excellent. I am going to see if I can make it.
Lori Lynn


7 Lori Lynn February 26, 2010 at 11:23 am

I’m in! See you there!


8 White on Rice Couple February 26, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Lori- yay! look forward to seeing you!


9 Karen March 3, 2010 at 6:54 pm

sounds great….any chance you’ll do it in San Francisco???


10 White on Rice Couple March 7, 2010 at 6:43 am

Karen- That might be a possibility! We’ll let you know.


11 Lindsey March 18, 2010 at 3:47 am

oh lucky you! I hope you post some tips and tricks yourself!


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