The Dorie Clark Method of Reinventing Your Personal Brand

I've had a lot of identities over the course of my post-collegiate career: Fiction writer, aquatics coordinator, reporter, webmaster, corporate communications manager, client services representative, editor, blogger, communications director. Each role has required me to rethink how I appear in the world and to redefine how others see me. And each time would have been easier if I'd had a copy of Dorie Clark's soon-to-be released book, Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future....more
WellsConLLC Appreciate it, David!more

Farewell to Chinua Achebe

On March 21, Chinua Achebe, the groundbreaking African writer whose work has been read by millions, died in Boston. I heard about his death early on the morning of March 22, and slipped my copy of Things Fall Apart, his first and arguably most famous novel, from my bookshelf to look through it again in tribute to this great author....more
@Patton Thanks so much.more

New Book 'Behind the Kitchen Door' Exposes the Injustice of the Restaurant Industry

Over the past month or two, my office has been a veritable hotbed of infection. Even some of those who are normally immune to hacking coughs and feverish faces have been felled by the viruses running rampant this flu season. Lucky for us, when one of us is too sick to work, we have paid leave to fall back on, or the flexibility to work from home. This is not so for many restaurant workers in America, which means that when they're sick, they're often on their feet, in the kitchen, preparing food that ends up on all of our tables. ...more
@Butiwantcake That's so problematic. Ugh. Come back and let us know what you think of the book ...more

The Future of Food: Farmers Markets Go Virtual

In the San Francisco Bay Area, we're pretty spoiled when it comes to farmers markets. There's a market within easy striking distance of most area residents six days a week year-round. But in most parts of the United States, that's not the case, which means it can be more challenging for those who really want to buy locally grown food and locally produced edible goods to get to a market in person....more
Using the web to find farmers markets is better, in my opinion, than actually doing the shopping ...more

So Long, And Thanks For All The Recipes

This New Year’s Eve, I’m taking a deep breath as I ready myself for one hell of a 2013 ahead. There are good things in store: I’m marrying a man I never thought I’d be lucky enough to find, and I’m moving into a house in a few weeks—my first time without shared walls since the late 1990s. And, there is the bittersweet: as of today, I’m bidding farewell to serving as BlogHer’s Food Section Editor. ...more
Good luck to you, Genie!more

8 Great Books To Give To Your Favorite Foodies

No matter how much time I spend looking up recipes online, I'm still happiest when I'm curled up in my favorite chair, flipping through a hard-copy cookbook for just the right recipe to make next. Cookbooks and food books are great gifts for anyone who loves spending time in the kitchen. Here are some of my favorite picks from books released by bloggers in 2012. ...more

A Tool To Turn Your Kindle Into A Cookbook

Thanks to a technologically-savvy food lover who needed an easier way to store and transport her favorite recipes, avid cooks and Kindle users can sign up for an account on KindleCooking, a free site that allows users to store recipes and move them to their Kindles (or, now, their iPad) in a single click....more
What a clever idea !  I worry about the copyright thing too,by the way Kindle does have a "Send ...more

Thanksgiving in Small Spaces

This year, I'm hosting Thanksgiving for four: my parents will join me and my fiancé at my apartment. The day is devoted to cooking and eating -- other than a walk down the street to our friends' place for dessert, we're going to do nothing but lie around my home, talking and eating and, once it's the appropriate time of day, imbibing. No problem, right? ...more
@theorderexpert You're so welcome -- it was a really helpful post. I love this additional tip, ...more

Catherine McCord Releases Weelicious Cookbook, Appears at Sur La Table

[Editor's Note: Over the next month, Catherine McCord will be doing cooking demonstrations and talking about her new Weelicious cookbook at Sur La Table stores around the country. Check out the schedule to catch her at a store near you! If you don't see your city, check back—they're planning to add more dates soon. --Genie] ...more
Yay! Congratulations to Catherine. I can't wait to get my copy and start cooking all these ...more

Get Smitten With Deb Perelman's New Cookbook

Beloved veteran food blogger Deb Perelman of The Smitten Kitchen is known for her precise recipes and friendly, welcoming writing. That combination is coming to a bookstore near you tomorrow, when The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is officially released. It's a solid collection of interesting and useful recipes—I turned to it for a breakfast casserole for a recent houseguest and was more than pleased at the results—and includes lots of great general cooking knowledge that even veteran home cooks will appreciate. I caught up with Deb about her cookbook, food blogging, and recipe writing recently. Read on to learn more about how she approached writing this book. ...more
I can't wait to check out the book!  Smitten Kitchen is an awesome blog and the first place I go ...more