Interested in becoming a food writer? Debra, the food writer loved by Alec Baldwin and Mary-Louise Parker, shares how she built a successful business as an NYC-based food writer.
Food Writing 101
What Is Food Writing?
Food Writing Skills
Steps to Becoming a Successful Food Writer
A Day In The Life Of A Food Writer
What’s It Really Like to Be A Food Writer
A Guide To Restaurant Reviews For Food Critics
Restaurant Reviews 101
Identifying & Working With Your Culinary Biases
Restaurant Review Rating Systems
The Holistic Food Critic
How To Evaluate The Food
How To Evaluate The Wine
Restaurant Service Reviews
How To Evaluate The Service
Restaurant Ambience Reviews
How To Evaluate The Ambiance
Writing Food Articles & Building Your Portfolio
Thriving As A Food Writer
Tips For Successful Food Blogging
Can't remember what you had for lunch yesterday? I can.
I can remember what you had for lunch yesterday, and what you had for dinner at that shack on a deserted beach in Bali seven years ago. And what I had that day I came back from sightseeing to a B&B in Telc, Czechloslovakia, and found homemade garlic toasted cheese sandwiches waiting in the kitchen with thick hot chocolate on the side. I always remember what everyone had. I just do. On the outside, I was a lighting designer in New York theater and for private clients. But on the inside, I was on my own private eat quest. I would go to a farmer's market and come back with pecorino fresca and a hot tip on where to find lobster mushrooms in a remote corner of upstate New York.
My passion for all things food led to reading and writing about it on various online food chat rooms. Before long, I found myself the go-to source for a growing circle of friends on the hunt for a cool night out, soon followed by celebrities from my day job seeking a totally unique experience, off the beaten path of the already (in)famous overpriced restaurants. I love telling people where to dine, or setting up a fun evening from an aperitif to an after dinner cigar. My own private eat quest has blossomed into eatquestnyc, a full-fledged global dining service, matching the right meal with the right diner, fulfilling any craving from ingredient searches to planning parties, food crawls – and even an at home proposal dinner.
I love to personally curate your food experience, big or small, quirky or simple. For me it's a dating service for people and their food. A twist on a matchmaking site. I cover the waterfront featuring an array from premium, to intimate, to cool casual, even when you know a mean burger in Brooklyn but want to outdo yourself in the Bronx. Here is what I have learned so far on my eat quest. It may help you on yours. And don't forget to tell me what you had for lunch yesterday.