Nine Touchdown-Ready Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl XLVII, a.k.a. The Brother Bowl, is little more than a week away, which means food and football enthusiasts are readying for one of the year's biggest bashes. As a San Diego native, I've been a longtime Chargers fan. But seeing as they didn't even make the playoffs, I quickly transferred my enthusiasm and emotional investment to the Packers and the Patriots. And then they both lost in the playoffs.So now that I'm team-less heading into the big game, I've devoted all of my energy to hitting the gym extra hard. Hah. Right. No, I've devoted all of my energy to planning the ultimate gourmet game day. Here are nine of my favorite Super Bowl snacks, from potato skins to chicken wings and every taste in between....more
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Five Things to Know Before You Start Your Food Blog (Plus a Giveaway!)

From the technical considerations to the practical plans, starting a food blog encompasses so much more than simply reviewing restaurants or photographing fajitas. Since the launch of my food blog Just a Taste in 2008, I’ve kept a long list titled “Things I Wish I’d Known.” The list has proven to be invaluable, and it formed a strong basis for much of the guidance I offer in my new book, Food Blogging For Dummies....more
That is a good idea writing this blogging book. I just signed up and I don't know anything about ...more

Five Tips for Writing Recipes

Through the process of researching, writing, and editing Food Blogging For Dummies, I quickly discovered that the topic of recipe writing deserves an entire book of its own. From technical considerations to stylistic preferences, writing a recipe—regardless if it appears in print or on the Web—is a detailed process in which success can literally hinge on the proper (or improper) usage of a single word....more
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The Natural vs. Artificial Approaches to Food Styling

Much like cooking and food photography, food styling is an art form that melds creativity with technique to create mouth-watering images that look just as good as they taste. But when it comes to perfectly molding mashed potatoes or expertly stacking a plate of pancakes, what you see isn’t always what you eat. ...more
I remember watching a HBO documentary on food styling for commercials ages ago. I was very ...more