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Food Writing

October 25th, 2009 by Collin Canright | No Comments | Filed in Food, Journalism

I’m a closet foodie, and in college I was a closet cook. As a student in feature writing at the University of Missouri, I spent one semester writing for the food section. The news people may have looked down on it as recipe writing, but I loved it.

I found a British woman who told me all about the marvels of British cookery, which is much more pure than French cooking, with all its heavy sauces covering the food. I cooked a meat and kidney pie for the story and picture in “Blackbird to Beef.”

I also took the picture in “Confessions of a Closet Cook.” One of my instructors in the photojournalism department was absolutely appalled that a real editor would publish such an ugly picture. But then that was the point.