How to Write About Food: How to Become a Published Restaurant Critic, Food Journalist

The full title to this book was too long so I'm re-writing it here. "How to Write About Food: How to Become a Published Restaurant Critic, Food Journalist, Cookbook Author, and Food Blogger." The book's author, S.J. Sebellin-Ross is an international professional who completed two books and graduated from culinary school.

I'll certainly be buying the next title "Culinary School How to Talk Like a Chef"

However, my focus with this article is on the first book.

I'd been researching a book to educate me on crafting restaurant reviews and found the information in Sebellin's book to be invaluable. The author breaks down the "how to" more than bragging about previous experiences. The words found inside this book is more hands on in which I thoroughly appreciate this approach.

The price is adequate as the author provides you with some valuable lists to help you get published whether for a cookbook or a featured article. Also, you'll like the idea that it fits in your pocket with the use of the Kindle App attached to your cell. I appreciate the 'go to' pages where I can reference while being in the field. In addition, this book was a quick read and I got through the whole think within 3 hours. I'll admit some books take me forever to finish but with the weather changing and me having the lack of ability to sleep, I'm flying through these publications faster.

Other than the book being well written, easy to read and at a reasonable price point, I was somewhat disappointed with the ending. The final chapter seemed to just fall off the edge of the earth without a real ending.

I'm rating this book with 4-forks as it seems almost spot on but with the ending leaving your dangling with a 'huh?' moment, would appear appropriate.

If you're looking to buying a book to help launch your career as a food writer, I would recommend it, without a doubt. But, keep reading as there's a jewel of info in every page out there.

Until next time, big hugs!



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