Food Writing Seminar with Mollie Katzen at 826 Valencia!

You remember Mollie Katzen. Moosewood Cookbook? Your gateway drug to that short flirtation with (or lifelong dedication to) vegetarianism? The only way you ever knew anything about spanikopita or brown rice?

Well, this culinary legend is coming to 826 Valencia (a.k.a. the McSweeney's pirate store) for a seminar on November 20, 2008, along with Lessley Anderson of, Joe Jarrell of Where and the Guardian, and Scott Youkilis of Maverick and the AWESOME new food magazine Out of the Kitchen.

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826 Valencia is proud to present a seminar on food writing
(for aspiring food writers)

Thursday, November 20, 6–9 PM
826 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Mollie Katzen: World-famous author of The Moosewood Cookbook and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest
Scott Youkilis: Co-owner of Maverick restaurant and editor of Out Of The Kitchen Magazine
Lessley Anderson: Senior editor at
Joe Jarrell: Contributor for the San Francisco Bay Guardian and WHERE San Francisco

Tickets: $100 — limited to 50 only
Tickets available online:
Also available in-store: 826 Valencia Street, 12–6 PM every day
All proceeds go toward 826 Valencia’s free student programming.

Join us for an evening discussion on writing about food, and publishing your work. For the first time, we will also be sampling and talking about the food on offer during the evening. When we're not tasting food, our moderator will lead an expert panel in talking about it.

The conversation will range from discussing how to write mouth-watering prose on food—from restaurant reviewing, to recipe-composing and all things in between—and how to publish it.

In addition to reflecting on the writing process, the panelists will address issues related to the publishing aspects of food writing, such as contacting agents, working with publishing houses and newspaper editors, and running a successful blog.



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