Dianne Jacob

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Dianne Jacob is the author of Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More. Now in its second edition, the book won the 2005 Cordon D’Or International award for Best Literary Food Reference Book and the 2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for Best in the US in its category. She is also the author of Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas, a cookbook she co-authored with a chef.

Dianne has judged books for the James Beard Foundation, the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Awards, and has judged writing for the Bert Greene Award for Food Journalism.

She teaches classes on food writing and book publishing at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA; The Writing Salon in Berkeley, CA; and Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico. See her website, http://www.diannej.com, and blog, http://www.diannej.com/blog.