Food & Wine Tasting Masterclass, Chartres, France | Jonell Galloway

Food & Wine Tasting Masterclass, Chartres, France

By Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Permalink

Food and Wine Tasting Masterclass in Chartres, France

18 – 21 SEPTEMBER 2014

Exploring the Food and Wine of the  Beauce and the Loire Valley

with James Flewellen and Jonell Galloway

Through a series of tutored workshops, this 4-day weekend workshop will help unlock your tastebuds and introduce the richness of aromas, flavors and textures present in food and wine. Our exploration is enabled through local food from the Beauce and wine from the Loire Valley and coincides with the Chartres Festival of Lights and the Autumnal Equinox.

For course details click here and to make your reservation click here.

Contact: info@tasteunlocked.com.

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The Rambling Epicure History

By Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Permalink

The Rambling Epicure is a daily international food chronicle, and the first online journal to follow global food trends and news. It was founded by Jonell Galloway (LINK to TRE About) in 2009.

Based in Switzerland, The Rambling Epicure innovated by joining the voices of food writers and artists from around the world to promote a mindful, responsible approach to real food shopping, cooking, and eating. Then as now, big interests around here are food politics, sustainability, safety, history, and the art, literature and philosophies that accompany accompany those concerns.

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Competitions

By Monday, July 28, 2014 Permalink

Food Writing Competitions

We have a keen interest in identifying the food writers of the future. Are you one of them?

Many are in graduate programs in Food Studies now. Or they are students in other, less obviously related fields. With the rapidly changing foodscape, they will take on undreamt of challenges. In fact, they have already begun to do so.

Because concision is not only our favorite word, but a guiding principle we hew to and teach, we sponsor a competition four times yearly, for student food writers who have up to 500 words to show us.

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Professional Writers

By Monday, July 28, 2014 Permalink

Publish – Professional Writers

Since its founding in 2009, The Rambling Epicure has been blessed with the presence of established writers in the field of food. Our focus has always been on good writing and we will continue to publish notable writers who have a reputation in the field.

The Rambling Epicure platform has become a meeting point for all types of food writing. If you are a professional writer in search of good company and  have a spectacular piece of writing but no platform, or if you think The Rambling Epicure is the right place for you to publish, feel free to contact us to send it our way.

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Food Writing Prompts: M.F.K. Fisher

By Monday, July 28, 2014 Permalink

Jonell Galloway, Writer, Editor and TranslatorFood Writing Prompts: M.F.K. Fisher

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.–M.F.K. Fisher

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Student Writers

By Monday, July 28, 2014 Permalink

Publish – Student Writers

Student writers often lack serious platforms for publication of their work. The Rambling Epicure will be that platform, focusing on food writing. You can publish right alongside well-known food writers from around the world and grow accustomed to being in the company of writers of like mind.

Focus on a category and let us know where you think you fit when you send in your manuscript.

How to Get Published

The Rambling Epicure platform is a meeting point for all types of food writing. We will regularly publish outstanding writing from student writers. If you have a spectacular piece of writing, feel free to send it our way to info@theramblingepicure.com.

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Food Writing Prompts: The Morality of Plenty

By Friday, July 25, 2014 Permalink

The Morality of Plenty

Splendid Food — Does it Have a Moral Dimension?

by Elatia Harris

In The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age, Simon Schama tells of the sickening tensions produced in 17th-century Amsterdam when far too much in the way of material goods sat badly with an ethic that twinned virtue and thrift. The Dutch were suddenly able to have anything they could name, from anywhere in the known world. Immediately, they began ascribing sinfulness to certain new foodstuffs, candied fruit being high on their long list of gruesome luxuries.

Dutch painting of the 17th century illuminates a question familiar to us now: Has splendor beyond dreaming no moral dimension? Paintings such as this — Still Life, by Adriaen van Utrecht, painted in 1644 and now in the Rijksmuseum — both celebrate and condemn the expanding sensual world, full of the transient beauty that distracts without sustaining, but that so delights us. We too know that struggle, that makes it hard to think of the rarest and most wondrous foods without ambivalence.

For a writer, is it a matter of tone? Or one of content?

Elatia Harris is a writer and consulting editor in Cambridge, Mass. She is most often at work on books and articles about food, wine and travel. Contact her at elatiaharrisATgmailDOTcom or via text at 617-599-7159.

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Food Writing Prompt: Foujita, Wine & Blotting Paper

By Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Permalink

Food Writing Prompt: When Blotting Paper Gets Most of Your Ink

by Elatia Harris

This young woman, painted by Foujita in 1948, puts a pensive face on a harrowing dilemma — failing to make a good enough start on writing to have the courage to finish. Her blotting paper is the record of her distress, our deletions the record of our own. Looks like she’s hoping a second glass of wine will get her over the hump — the little saucers under the glass tell us, and her waiter, how many she’s had. My guess is that her heart is too full. What should she do? What would you do?

 

Elatia Harris is a writer and consulting editor in Cambridge, Mass. She is most often at work on books and articles about food, wine and travel. Contact her at elatiaharrisATgmailDOTcom or via text at 617-599-7159.

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Food Writing Prompt: Maria Callas in the Kitchen

By Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Permalink
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Publish – Food Bloggers

By Thursday, July 10, 2014 Permalink

Publish – Food Bloggers

Food blogging is one of the best ways to start food writing, and you can hone your skills as you go. You don’t have to be an experienced writer to start a blog. Your blog can serve as your playground as your writing improves. Blogs get your name out in public. Food bloggers are motivated and they invest a lot of time in their blogs, but many have a goal of eventually publishing their work.

How to Get Published

The Rambling Epicure platform is a meeting point for all types of food writing. We will regularly publish outstanding writing from food bloggers. If you have a spectacular piece of writing, feel free to send it our way to info@theramblingepicure.com.

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