Food Writing Lives is a series of snapshots of working writers who are carving career paths in the brave new world of food media today. In the first installment, Dorie Greenspan shares her best career move, her first writing assignment and her advice to aspiring food writers.
“There have,” she said, “never been any guarantees in the food writing life. You do what comes toward you. You have fun. You learn as much as you can. You put it together, project by project, you adjust course, keep in the flow, never stand still and never say ‘no’,” she said, “You may not make a great living, but you’ll have a really interesting life.”