How to Build a Stellar Resume as an Aspiring Food Writer, Stylist, or Photographer

Image Courtesy of Alejandro-Escamilla via Unsplash.com As of last week, I began combing job boards for open editorial and food writing positions. I have my Master’s degree. I have sufficient experience. I should be a shoo-in’….which got me to thinking, what about those applicants who are not “shoo-ins”; what about the want-to-be editors and food writers … Continue reading How to Build a Stellar Resume as an Aspiring Food Writer, Stylist, or Photographer

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Chayote, Onion, and Green Tomato Pickled in Apple Cider Vinegar

I am currently addicted to chayote. It is squash, but tastes more like a cucumber and yields a refreshing crunch when you bite into it. It can be eaten raw, sautéed, baked, pickeld, etc...The first time I actually used it was when I created this recipe for my pork chop with pomegranate seeds and tomatillo … Continue reading Chayote, Onion, and Green Tomato Pickled in Apple Cider Vinegar

Pork Chop with Pomegranate Seeds and Tomatillo Cream Sauce Recipe

Many of my original recipes are inspired by cravings. I am addicted to Mexican food; but, in the South, it is really hard to Mexican food that is genuinely delicious and authentic. Here, Mexican food tends to come doused in cheese sauce, layered with cloyingly sweet flavors, packed with ground beef, or served in Taco Bell-styled, … Continue reading Pork Chop with Pomegranate Seeds and Tomatillo Cream Sauce Recipe

Short-Cut Tagliatelle Pasta in a Sherry Cream Sauce, with Pork, Cranberries, and Pumpkin.

Being so far from my mom during the holidays makes me more homesick than usual. The best way to temporarily remedy this feeling is by cooking something that reminds me of her: a hearty bowl of pasta with a rich sherry cream sauce. As a child, my dad did most of the cooking: pot roasts … Continue reading Short-Cut Tagliatelle Pasta in a Sherry Cream Sauce, with Pork, Cranberries, and Pumpkin.

So, you didn’t get an MFA… you can still get a mentor

Image created by nyphotographic I was recently working on a lengthy project for the online magazine where I work. As I gazed upon my freshly created content calendar, I found myself astounded at how far I’ve come, both technically and professionally. Looking back, my development has been cultivated through a lot of personal work, trade-research, … Continue reading So, you didn’t get an MFA… you can still get a mentor