Writing Recipes (Online)

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Taught by Sarah Lohman

Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of American food as a way to access stories of women, immigrants, and people of color, and to address issues of racism, sexism, and xenophobia. Her work has been featured inTheWall Street Journal andThe New York Times, as well as onAll Things Considered; and she has presented across the country, from the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC to The Culinary Historians of Southern California. She is also 1/2 of the Masters of Social Gastronomy, a monthly food science and history talk at Caveat NYC, with Brainery co-founder Jonathan Soma. 



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This class will meet online via Zoom. 

There are many reasons why we need to write recipes. Whether you're documenting your Grandmother's cooking or preparing  a cookbook proposal, this class will help.

In this class, you will learn how to write organized, easy to follow recipes. Sarah will use examples from her personal experience as well as recipes pulled from contemporary cookbooks to illustrate a recipe's many components, including: 

  • Descriptive titles
  • Intriguing introductions
  • Accurate ingredients
  • Clear instructions
  • And optional additions like yield, nutritional info, and equipment

We'll also touch on how to write good prose, the process of recipe testing, and how recipes are copyrighted. And there will be plenty of time for questions and conversation.


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