Welcome to Mastering the Art of Food Writing

By Saturday, August 23, 2014 Permalink 0

 

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Are you new here? Welcome. If you haven’t come over in a while, then welcome back.

There have been some changes made, and we will briefly highlight them. You will find what you came for, fast.

The Rambling Epicure has shifted its focus from featuring food writers to forming a community for food writers. You’ll still find the calibre of writing we’ve been identified with since 2009, but, if you write and read about food, then you’ll find more here than ever before.

Starting in the summer of 2014, we —  Jonell Galloway and Elatia Harris — envisioned a resource-rich hub, unlike any other site on the Internet, for food writers at all levels. Where inspiration was in ample free supply. Where fast, palatable units of education and topnotch services to writers were custom designed and delivered at truly attractive prices. Where virtual and actual events for writers, including one free event every month, opened the door to new connections and skills.

Want to be friends? Say hi, and write a little intro. To get a free estimate for a service you have in mind, attach a sample of your work to an email. We’ll turn it around fast. Want some good reading? Browse our archives. Want to publish on our platform, or enter our competition for beginning food writers? We’ll showcase you beautifully. Want to teach here? Tell us more. If you need to go deeper, as we have done, into the changing world of ebooks, then come with us on the ride.

And, for a good time in good company, join our food writing forum on Facebook at The Rambling Epicure, Mastering the Art of Food Writing. You’ll make new writing friends there, and pick up a wealth of hot tips.

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About Elatia Harris

By Friday, August 1, 2014 Permalink 0

About Elatia Harris

Greetings. I’m Elatia Harris, and I look forward to getting to know you. What I want most for you is the joy that I have had in reaching people with my writing.

In my first career, I was a painter — no surprise to me that my earliest paintings were my Restaurant Series. I traveled extensively in France and Italy to build new audiences for my art, meeting and interviewing even more chefs than I did painters. I talked my way into private kitchens for lessons, chopping an awful lot of onions to make myself useful.

All my life, I have taught people to write, even while traveling. In the 1990s, I opened an editorial and advisory service for an international clientele of writers and artists. I designed and taught a course in career development for artists at The Massachusetts College of Art. My own writing, about food, art, and many other things, is published on 3 Quarks Daily, The Rambling Epicure, and In Search of Taste.

And now — what about you?

 

 

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About Jonell Galloway

By Friday, August 1, 2014 Permalink 1

About Jonell Galloway

I’m Jonell Galloway. I grew up on Wendell Berry and food straight from a backyard Kentucky garden.

The library and my grandparents’ garden and table were my favorite hangouts as a child, and the rest of my life has evolved around them. My house is like an overflowing library, and the “fruits” of my kitchen delight the palates and noses of our family, neighbors and friends.

I had a vision of promoting the loves of my life, food and writing, so I founded the non-profit website The Rambling Epicure in 2009.

My viewpoints about food and writing are mine and are only influenced by my reading, travels and first-hand knowledge. I believe in real food grown in a caring, loving environment without industrial processing. I don’t promote anything – no restaurants, no writers, no brand names – that I don’t truly believe in.

The people I frequent often have the same philosophy, but that is not exclusive. Many are writers and artists who uphold similar ideals and seek similar goals; many are fellow travelers in life.

If you’d like to become part of my world and share my personal food and travel adventures, you can follow me here:

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Food writing and word mastering have always been my line of work. The Rambling Epicure promotes the best food writing by the best writers in the field. In May 2014, respected writer Elatia Harris and I joined to form a food writing community: The Rambling Epicure, Mastering the Art of Food Writing, where you can follow our very active Facebook discussions, writing, and reflections on writing. Our community is inhabited by people like you who want to become a food writer, who seek to improve their food writing, or who are already professional writers in search of a like-minded community, and others who simply like reading food literature.

Click here to follow us. The Rambling Epicure, Mastering the Art of Food Writing

If you’d like to receive the new Rambling Epicure newsletter focusing on food writing, let us know.

 

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The Rambling Epicure History

By Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Permalink 0

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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About

By Monday, July 28, 2014 Permalink 0

The Rambling Epicure was founded by Jonell Galloway in 2009. From its inception, it has showcased professional and high quality food writing and photography.

I grew up on Wendell Berry and food straight from a backyard Kentucky garden. I live in France and Switzerland, and am a freelance writer specializing in French cuisine. I attended Le Cordon Bleu and La Varenne cooking schools in Paris and the Académie du Vin, worked for the GaultMillau restaurant guide and CityGuides in France and Paris and for Gannett Company in the U.S., and collaborated on Le tour du monde en 80 pains / Around the World with 80 Breads with Jean-Philippe de Tonnac in France; André Raboud, Sculptures 2002-2009 in Switzerland; Ma Cuisine Méditerranéenne with Christophe Certain in France; At the Table: Food and Family around the World with Ken Albala, and a biography of French chef Pierre Gagnaire. I ran a cooking school in France, and owned a farm-to-table restaurant, The Three Sisters’ Café, with my two sisters in the U.S. I organize the Taste Unlocked bespoke food and wine tasting awareness workshops with James Flewellen, am an active member of Slow Food, and run the food writing website The Rambling Epicure (theramblingepicure.com). My work has been published in numerous international publications and I have been interviewed on international public radio in France, Switzerland, Italy, and the U.S. I write for the British publications In Search of Taste and Modern Salt, and am now working on two books, The French and What They Eat and What to Eat in Venice.

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The Rambling Epicure is Changing Faces

By Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Permalink 0

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If you like TRE, you’ve seen the site is in transition. And you’ll like the changes being made there. Here’s what’s staying the same: fabulous articles about food, wine and travel, with visuals to match. Here’s what’s going to be different: a new kind of hub for food writers, unlike anything else on the Internet.

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Jonell Galloway: Mindful Eating: Farmers, the Land, and Local Economy

By Monday, April 1, 2013 Permalink 0

Mindful Eating: Farmers, the Land, and Local Economy

by Jonell Galloway

Many times, after I have finished a lecture on the decline of American farming and rural life, someone in the audience has asked, “What can city people do?” “Eat responsibly,” I have usually answered. Of course, I have tried to explain what I mean by that, but afterwards I have invariably felt there was more to be said than I had been able to say. Now I would like to attempt a better explanation.

 I begin with the proposition that eating is an agricultural act. Eating ends the annual drama of the food economy that begins with planting and birth. Most eaters, however, are no longer aware that this is true. They think of food as an agricultural product, perhaps, but they do not think of themselves as participants in agriculture. They think of themselves as “consumers.”

—Wendell Berry, The Pleasures of Eating, Center for Ecoliteracy

The Times They are a-Changin’: Move Towards a Local Economy

After a few very difficult years, we are now only starting  to talk about the importance, and even necessity, of maintaining and supporting a local economy. This is important not only to our health and taste buds, but also to our vital economic self-sufficiency. It is perfectly in line with the concept of Mindful Eating, and, by definition, involves local farmers as well as others who contribute to eating and drinking.

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