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Food Writing Forum: Opportunities and Challenges in a Digital Age

Food Writing Forum: Opportunities and Challenges in a Digital Age

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College
General Public 

The food writing craft is in transition from the traditional world of magazines, newspapers, and cookbooks in print, to the digital world of food blogs, digital books, websites, online restaurant reviewing, memoirs, recipes, food photography and the influence of social networks. If observers and technologists are to be believed, many more changes are soon to come. Top food writers will examine the positive and negative food writing trends in the digital age.

*PLEASE NOTE that your ticket includes admission to both days.

* Admission for The New School students is free with ID.


TENTATIVE schedule:

FRIDAY, April 5th





Plenary Session :Diane Jacobs



Social Media and Online Media

Fabio Parasecoli, Scott Barton, Aaron Hutcherson, Rosie Nelson, Marion Nestle, Stephen Schmidt






How to Write a Cookbook Florence Fabricant, Rozanne Gold, Dorie Greenspan, June Hersh, Priya Krishna, Pino Luongo, Julia Turshen

Blogs and WebsitesFraming and Maintaining Purpose

Anne Mendelson, Ken Albala, Dave Cook, Deb Perelman, Joanna Sciarrino



Coffee break



Newspaper and Magazines in the Digital Age

Ariel Lauren Wilson, Andy Baraghani, Kate Cox, Erica Marcus, Emily Weinstein, Gabriella Gershenson

Today’s Cookbook Publishing Process: Digital Brass Tacks and Editorial Skills Anne Mendelson, Sara Eagle, Suzanne Fass, Rux Martin, Michael Szczerban


3:40pm- 3:50pm

Coffee break


3:50pm-5:05 pm

Restaurant Criticism in a New Age Andrew Friedman, Hannah Goldfield, Adam Platt, Hanna Raskin, Chris Stang 

Whose Recipe Is It? Intellectual Property & Provenance

Cathy Kaufman,Rozanne Gold, Sara Moulton, Peter E. Nussbaum, Kara Rota, Tanya Steel


5:00pm-6:00 pm

Reception Lang Cafe


SATURDAY, April 6th





Food Memoir and Biography (Cara De Silva, Elissa Altman, Mark Federman, Madhur Jaffrey, Anne Mendelson, Laura Shapiro)

Cultivating Diversity on Pages and Screens (Scott Barton, Daniela Galarza, Von Diaz, Peter J. Kim, Eric Kim, Korsha Wilson)






What Do Book Publishers Want? (Cathy K. Kaufman, Ken Albala, Andrew Friedman, Bruce Kraig, Andrew F. Smith)

Women’s Words and Words About Women (Bettina Makalintal, Ramin Ghanesram, Sarah Khan, Elle Simone Scott)






The Dark Side of the Internet (Cara De Silva, Rebecca Federman, Stephen Schmidt, Andrew Smith, Lauren Swann)

Behind the Bite: The Art of Good Food Photography (Allie Wist, Victoria Granof, Justin Walker, Jamie Tiampo, Maggie Ruggiero)

Presented by the Food Studies Program at the Schools of Public Engagement

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