Food writer

@Anne18 (11036)
April 16, 2012 3:06pm CST
If you were a food writer what sort of food would you write about? I would write about frugal cooking and how to use up all the odds and ends of the veggies and make lovely home made soups and casseroles
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• United States
16 Apr 12
I would write about anything and everything that had to do with cooking from the crock pot. LOL I cook in the crock pot all the time.
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@Anne18 (11036)
16 Apr 12
I like my crock pot as well as you can start it in the morning and forget about it until teatime and you are ready to eat your tea
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
17 Apr 12
Hi there , giftsandbagscom , Are you sure cooking in a crock pot is healthy ? I heard there is too much lead in it...because of the glazing contains lead. Maybe only a small amount of the lead is leechable , but , still , it is accumulated in our body. I just read an article that about someone who tried to test crock pots and ceramic ones , he made some phone calls , and got to a laboratory to test some. I have some good news : if you go to the top of the article and press 5 times PgDn (PgDn is a short for "page down") you will see some kinds of pots that showed zero lead after the XRF test. Make sure your crock-pot doesn't contain leechable lead in it. Have a nice mylotting.
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
17 Apr 12
Ow , here is the article , you can see the brands of pot that showed no lead in them : http://www.terminalverbosity.com/2009/11/09/the-skinny-on-lead-in-crock-pots-it-may-surprise-you/ Keep it healthy :)
@topffer (30752)
• France
16 Apr 12
I think I would write a book about foraging and cooking wild food. It is fun -- you never know what you will find --, healthy -- no packaging and pesticides --, and tasty -- wild vegetables are more tasty than garden vegetables, and there are also new tastes to discover --. There are already a lot of books on this subject, but it is always possible to have an original and creative approach.
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• United States
17 Apr 12
Foraging and cooking wild food - hmmm ... that sounds a little "barbaric" and "cavemanish" to me. Oh wait, you probably mean that you are going to forage for the food and then bring it home to your nice and modern kitchen to cook it rather than cooking it in the wild where you have found it, huh?
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@topffer (30752)
• France
18 Apr 12
A large part of the fun is due to this "caveman" approach, where you can never be sure of what you will find. I cook at home, and if I find nothing in nature -- well, it is quite impossible : there is always nettles, dandelions, etc -- I can still open the freezer and put a pizza in the oven. My kitchen is not very modern, but I have not to use flint for the fire -- I would not know how to do it --.
• United States
17 Apr 12
I am not really sure, since I do not really enjoy cooking. I do like eating, though. I would probably write about how to add a larger variety of fresh vegetables to dishes to make them healthier without making them appear to be "too healthy to taste good". I would also add recipes that substitute some vegetables for pastas, such as using spaghetti squash instead of spaghetti, which also helps in weight loss and controlling Diabetes.
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@topffer (30752)
• France
18 Apr 12
LOL at "too healthy to taste good". It is what I think in front of some vegan recipes. Some look good but some look really "too healthy".
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
16 Apr 12
i would probably write about the same thing and what to look for when shopping, sales, meal planning, etc. i am all about saving money while you shop! (especially with the crazy way the price of groceries are going).
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@jureathome (5363)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
I would write about how to properly handle meat and vegetables - from cleaning, storing, thawing and cooking. Here in our place, not many people know how to handle meat well. While its good to cook delicious meals, its also important to know how to make sure that your food supply is free from bacteria that could cause food poisoning and know how to prevent deterioration to happen too soon. I have been reading articles about such, and realized that there are certain practices that we've been doing that should be changed, like thawing meat on the table counter. Apparently, this allows bacteria to contaminate the meat. So, the best way to thaw is either using the microwave or leave it in the fridge (out of the freezer).
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
17 Apr 12
MY friend, if I'm a food writer I would write how to cook without oil. We consume so much oil through our food. Food made by mixing oil is responsible to create fat in our body. In consequence we become fatty and affected by diseases like diabetes,hypertension, cardiac problem etc. All are fatal diseases. So am I right?
@ecaron (678)
• Canada
17 Apr 12
I don't know if I'd like to be a food writer but I'd love a job as a food critic, you know go to different resteraunts and try their food and then rate it, good or bad. If the company pays for the meal , that would be a bonus too.
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@ellie333 (21029)
16 Apr 12
Hi Anne, I don't think I would ever write about food as I am too busy enjoying eating it but would love to read about your frugal cooking. I call my leftover meals Ellie's Mish Mash Meals and some of them are better than any I have come across in a recipe book. Huggles. Ellie :D
@Anne18 (11036)
16 Apr 12
Love the title of your book you would write if you were not too busy eating food! look back over my discussions and I'm sure you will find many good ideas that i have written about
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@ellie333 (21029)
16 Apr 12
Will do Anne, thank you :)
@Anne18 (11036)
16 Apr 12
Thats ok, I have made many disscussions about food and fruagal cooking etc. Hope you find some very good reading on them
@laken02 (3068)
• United States
16 Apr 12
i always wanted to do a food show about cooking with parchament paper, it is very good to cook food on, everything gets cooked so evenly and even crispy, it makes great hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, anything you can bake try it on parchament paper just add to pan and place food on and put in oven see if you can tell the difference.. that is what i would write on ..
@Anne18 (11036)
16 Apr 12
This idea for this discussion came from the fact that I was watching a tv food show called The Paris Kitchen on BBC2 in England and this girl was cooking in her very very very small flat and she actually opened her flat to paying people to cook for! I'm getting quite cheesed off with all these so called normal people getting on the telly and cooking just like we do at home and they are getting paid good money for doing it. Where do they find these people ot make these shows. A lot of them say they are food writers as well, so I think we can all call ourselfs food writers etc. Oh this sounds very much like a rant but it isn't meant ot be a rant, just annoyed that so called normal people can get on telly and cook everyday food like we do etc!!! LOL
@sirnose (2440)
• United States
16 Apr 12
I would write about my favorite foods mostly southern cuisine such as southern fried chicken, other fried foods like pork chops, seafoods,etc. Also Creole cuisine like gumbo, red beans and rice.
@Anne18 (11036)
16 Apr 12
Sounds jolly nice food even though I don't eat meat or fish at the mo. Hope someone makes a new discussion called Food writers so we can write our reviews on that discussion topic. I'm awful on pc and can't make new stuff etc.
• Canada
1 May 12
I think I would be most interested in ethnic food, and I would love to be a restaurant reviewer of ethnice restaurants. We ate at wonderful Turkish and Russian restaurants in Montreal, Croatian restaurants in Mississauga, and a beautiful Serbian restaurant in Kitchener, where we'll be eating again this week, because my accountant's office is right around the corner. all those restaurants would have gotten good reviews from us.
• United States
17 Apr 12
Actually, this is a great profession. I have a friend who is a food writer and critic because she loves food, and she makes a lot of money doing it.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
17 Apr 12
I thought you started this discussion before or one very similar. wild food, like right now I have a discussion going about wild tea.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
17 Apr 12
If I were a food writer, I would write about local dishes made here in the Philippines. Each province has their own way of cooking a dish and it makes it quite interesting. Like this soup dish that we call "Sinigang". It's a sour soup made from either pork, shrimp, beef, chicken or fish. It's the souring agent that makes the dish different from one province to another. One province would use tamarind, another guavas, others would use a very sour fruit that we call "Kamias". What's interesting is when I visited the Cordilleras which is at the northern part of my country, they make their "sinigang" with tomatoes. So, it was like tomato soup but they call it 'sinigang'. I would also like to write about some dishes that are no longer being cooked or made because it has become too tedious and sadly my country is slowly becoming a land of instant noodles and hotdogs and fast food. There are a lot of dishes that have Spanish origins but are very hard to cook, like our lengua estofada (cow's tongue) and other dishes. When I go to a restaurant that boasts of serving Filipino cuisine, I see everyday common food that I can buy anywhere. I guess if given a chance, I would write to revive long forgotten or nearly forgotten dishes of my country.
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
17 Apr 12
I would write about all my creative nutritious makeshift dishes and give the recipes of these.I am planning to do this already.
@celticeagle (114510)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Apr 12
I think I would write alittle about new fands and interesting new types of food I may have found along the way. I would write about new kitchen tools I have found. And I would write about frugal ways too. ALittle of everything I think I would like to read about in such an article or blog.
• Indonesia
17 Apr 12
I would like to write about pizza and pasta. I loved those kind of food.
• United States
17 Apr 12
I too would write about frugal gourmet buying cheaper meats and making them yummy. I must say though I was starting about starting a blog. I want to maybe posting old recipes. I collect them vintage recipes. I go to flea markets and garage sales and buy up anything from church groups or hand written. I think maybe I am not the only one interested in them.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
17 Apr 12
if i would be a food writer i would be more on pastries, cakes and dessert since i am that type of person..
@peavey (15874)
• United States
17 Apr 12
I do sometimes write about food. I usually write about basic, forgotten or almost forgotten recipes or methods. For instance, how to make sugar from sugar beets or drinks we've forgotten about like corn silk tea or toasted barley coffee. I enjoy unusual things, so that's what I like to write about.