Closing Keynote: The Evolution of Food Writing: From Ivory Tower to Public Square

In a recent blog post Meridith Ford Goldman writes, “We move through, not around, to move on.” This could well describe the trajectories she and her panel-mates have taken. BlogHer co-founder Lisa Stone talks with three award-winning print media vets who’ve not only made the leap online, they’re thriving there: Molly O'Neill, longtime New York Times food writer and most recently author of One Big Table, the epic American cookbook and blog  (; Meridith Ford Goldman, longtime Atlanta Journal Constitution dining critic and food writer, now blogger at Life is Lemonade ( and editorial director at Atlanta-based marketing and public relations firm The Reynolds Group; and Tanya Steel, longtime Bon Appetit and Food & Wine writer, now Editor-in-Chief of Between them they have done every kind of media there is, and will speak about the burgeoning opportunity for everyone in the room, as well as directions they see for the future of food writing.