How To Write A Food Article

Updated on May 18, 2016

Some Initial Thoughts

"If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him... the people who give you their food give you their heart."

Oh, we do love to eat, don’t we? From the Big Mac to the Prime Rib, and everything in-between, the satisfaction of our hunger is a worthy pursuit. Perhaps that explains why so many writers choose this genre to “sink their teeth into.”

I apologize for that pun. I couldn’t help myself.

If you are interested in becoming a food writer, there are several distinct niches you might consider. Before we discuss those, however, let’s take an overview of the subject and then we’ll get down to specifics.

Writing about food is writing about eating. Since we have all eaten, and we have all experienced the pure joy of a great meal, we all have a basic foundation from which to build our food genre platform. Now to move to the next step, namely to write with some conviction and to write in a manner that will be interesting to readers.

Consider these suggestions as you embark on your food writing career:

  • Food should be sensual: remember that food writing should focus on the senses. What does a dish look like? What does it smell like? What does it taste like and yes, what does it feel like? From your words you want your readers to smell the apple pie, to feel the fuzzy down of a peach, to see the vibrant colors of the spices, to hear the bite and to taste the sweet and sour.
  • Limit your use of adjectives. If your writing is strong enough you do not need words like delicious…what a silly word. Rather, you will use the English language the way it was meant to be used, describing without embellishing to the point of redundancy. Try some metaphors or similes. They will do the work of adjectives and actually interest your readers at the same time.
  • Avoid generic terms. Again, words like delicious or tasty are boring, and boring is not what you are trying to convey in a food article. Go for something like satin-smooth or buttery if you must use an adjective.
  • Make the act of cooking an action movie. Don’t just tell the reader how to prepare the recipe. Tell them what happens while you are preparing it…..”the crust cracks audibly as you press it with your fork”….or…..”the butter glides down the stack of blueberry pancakes as raindrops glide down a leaf.”

Remember, always, that there are many, many food writers out there, so your job is to find a new way to present the same old material.

Take a look at this passage from “The Great Texas Barbecue Secret,” written by Alan Richman:

“Because the meat is seldom pricked during cooking, the fat accumulates, sizzling and bubbling. Slice, and the drama unfolds. Think of a bursting water pipe. Better yet, imagine a Brahman bull exploding from the gate of a rodeo.”

Now that, my friends, is how to write about food!

Let’s take a look at some of the different niches in food writing. Maybe you will find one that appeals to you.

You could write about chicken recipes
You could write about chicken recipes | Source
or beef recipes
or beef recipes | Source

"So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being."

MEMOIR AND PERSONAL ESSAYS

Show me a recipe and I yawn. Show me a recipe told through the personal experiences of the chef and my interest is tweaked. Never underestimate the power of our personal memories. People relate to people, and many a writer has made a good living by telling of past moments in a way that we can all relate to.

RESTAURANT REVIEWS

This is a niche that has obvious rewards: you get to eat what you are writing about. Of course, if you read my article about travel writing, you know a little secret about restaurant reviews: not everyone who writes about restaurants has actually eaten at those restaurants! I know, I know, very shocking indeed!

Set yourself up as an expert and start small….start reviewing the restaurants in your hometown and start a restaurant review blog….or submit your reviews to your local newspaper. Once you have established your niche then branch out regionally.

RECIPES

Yes, it seems like everyone and their grandmother writes about recipes. The trick is to find a new angle, a new hook, if you are going to follow this path.

Think about it for a moment. Hundreds of thousands of writers write recipes and post them online. How are you going to make yours interesting enough that others will look for your next recipe article? If you can answer that question then you can make it in the recipe/food genre.

Or vegetable recipes
Or vegetable recipes | Source

INFORMATIVE PIECES ON FOOD HISTORY

Do some research and make a niche for yourself writing about the history of food. Some of my SEO content writing is for a restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas, and I am constantly doing research on different dishes.

If presented correctly, food history is actually very interesting, but it is your job to make it interesting. Do you know the history of the hamburger? Look it up!

PROFILES OF CHEFS OR EVEN FARMERS

Yes, this is a very selective niche, and yes, you are narrowing the field a bit and pinpointing a very specific audience, but do it well enough and you will have that audience all to yourself.

A hot topic these days is organic farming. How about a series of articles about the leading organic farmers in your country, or a local angle featuring local farmers’ markets in your area?

Start out small and do a series of articles on leading chefs in your city, and then move to regional, then national, etc.

FOOD-FOCUSED TRAVEL WRITING

Where do you find the best steaks in America? Where are the best wine cellars in Italian restaurants? Which restaurants offer the best authentic Mexican food?

Which is the best restaurant in Florence? Now expand and work your way across Italy until you have a whole series of food/travel writing and yes, an ebook of the same.

Advice from a pro

What do you think? Can you give it a go and be a food writer?

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There Is Only One Thing Left to Do

And that, of course, is to write.

I am of the belief that a good writer can make just about any subject interesting. I do not have to be a food expert to write about food. I do, after all, eat, so I’m somewhat of an expert and have been since birth…..and I am a writer….so, it is not much of a stretch to see myself as a food writer.

And it is not much of a stretch for you, either. If you enjoy food and enjoy writing about it, then my best piece of advice is to find a unique way to write about it. There are far too many boring recipes out there. Find a way to turn a boring recipe into a written piece of art and you will be well on your way to building a platform with you atop it as a food expert.

2013 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

"Helping writers to spread their wings and fly."

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      • billybuc profile imageAUTHOR

        Bill Holland 

        20 months ago from Olympia, WA

        I'm glad to hear that, Raquel. Thanks for reading.

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        raquel 

        20 months ago

        i liked the salmon salad at the carriage house that the chef made it was delious and hevenely it was like i was in heaven i loved it salmon is my favorite its fish everyone loves it my motto is anyone can cook. the soup is with tomaatos i have a delovloped a sense of smell and taste its food you cannot ressit. my talent is good.

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        Bill Holland 

        24 months ago from Olympia, WA

        Really not helpful at all!

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        Austin strippers 

        24 months ago

        Listed here you'll learn it is important, them offers the link in an helpful webpage.

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        Bill Holland 

        3 years ago from Olympia, WA

        LInda, oddly I had forgotten about this one. You really had to dig deep to find this one. :) I'm glad you found it helpful. I look forward to your next food article....and you are welcome.

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        Linda Lum 

        3 years ago from Washington State, USA

        Bill, believe it or not, I just found this Hub today. I could shout "where have you been all my life!" but instead will just say thank you for such a clear, common sense approach to writing about food (which is what I do). There are a million recipes out there on the internet (and half of them reside on HP?), but I want to create the 1,000,001 that catches someones eye. Thank you my friend for yet another great Hub.

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        Bill Holland 

        3 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Thank you, Peg. I'll probably never do a food article, but if I were to, this is how I would do it.

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        Peg Cole 

        3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

        Food recipes are certainly a challenge to write with a twist and a story that will draw the reader's interest. You've provided quite a few pointers here that are all good to know. Thank you.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Go for it indeed, Thomas! :)

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        Thomas 

        5 years ago

        I used to get all theme disney stuff whaeevtr daughter was into but now we mix up like to save money but sometimes the kids really like something and if it's a cute notebook she is going to want to write more than I say go for it

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Mary, I think that is a great idea and a wonderful niche. Go for it!

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        Mary Hyatt 

        5 years ago from Florida

        You have given your reader some good info here, Bill. I would like to start blogging about the wonderful recipes from the old South, many of them were my Mother's. I have a couple here on HP.

        Voted UP and shared.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        So glad to hear that, Carol! Good luck and as always, thank you!

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        carol stanley 

        5 years ago from Arizona

        I just reread this and there is some really good advice of which I will follow .I write recipes for another site and need to spark up a bit. Thanks as always.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Ishwaryaa, you are a very good writer and I hope these suggestions help you in the future. Thank you so much for sharing and your kind words.

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        Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

        5 years ago from Chennai, India

        An excellent hub! I have written 2 recipes on Indian food. Now I will consider writing restaurant reviews and history of food thanks to you. This sound hub of yours serves as an inspiration for me. Way to go!

        Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up, pinned & shared on Facebook

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        agusfanani, I'm glad if these help you. Thank you for the visit my friend.

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        agusfanani 

        5 years ago from Indonesia

        I always learn a lot every time I've read your hubs. Thank you for sharing this useful, enriching hub.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        drbj, you won't catch me doing a recipe or food hub, but for those that do them, they must find a unique approach or they are wasting their time.....and yes, chocolate rules! :)

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Thanks Deb....I just want people to succeed my friend.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        BStoneBlog, you are very welcome and thank you for the visit.

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        drbj and sherry 

        5 years ago from south Florida

        I'm not much for reading recipe hubs with one exception, Bill. Anything with chocolate gets my immediate, fascinated attention. But thanks for these tips.

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        Deb Hirt 

        5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

        Thanks again for the wonderful slant on the topic of food related articles. You are a wonderful teacher, as I have said before.

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        Jay Dickens 

        5 years ago

        I love your tip about weaving recipes into memoirs. Knowing the "back story" can totally sway me into trying something new. Thanks for such a beautiful and thought-proviking article.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Well thank you, Lurana, and get out there and enjoy some of this weekend.

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        Lurana Brown 

        5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

        Bill--I am catching up from a busy week!! :-)

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Thanks Eddy! I just think people need to stretch a bit when doing something as mundane as a recipe. Welcome back and enjoy your weekend.

        billy

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Lurana, three visits in one day? Thank you so much!

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Dianna, I always thought that too....get paid for eating...what a great job that would be. :)

        Have a wonderful weekend my friend and thank you!

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Vellur, I know it is possible because I have read interesting food articles...it just takes a little extra work.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        You are welcome, Alicia.....good luck with future food articles.

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        Eiddwen 

        5 years ago from Wales

        Thank you so much again Billy.

        When I first joined HubPages I used to publish recipes combined with childhood memories on the farm with mamgu but I think that in the last two years or so I have only published one. However if I feel the need to again this gem will come in very useful. So nice to be back and have a wonderful weekend Billy.

        Eddy.

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        Lurana Brown 

        5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

        More great ideas!! Interesting and creative and helpful. :-) ~Lurana

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        Dianna Mendez 

        5 years ago

        It takes some creative writing when it comes to food articles. You have given readers very useful tips and I will be using them when I write my next food article. It would be fun to review restaurants, the meal alone would be rewarding.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        5 years ago from Dubai

        A great hub, as you say we must turn boring recipes into interesting ones, now that is a difficult task but not impossible if we are experts in cooking. Great write and useful tips.

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        Linda Crampton 

        5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thanks for sharing some great ideas, Bill. I use the words "delicious" and "tasty" a lot when I'm referring to food. I'm going to have to rethink this situation!

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        vkwok, I know...I went and had a snack after writing this hub. :)

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        You are welcome, Michele. Thank you!

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Thank you Heidi! I'm trying to get people to understand that they need to think outside the box. With something like recipes, what is going to make yours any different from the ten thousand already written about that dish???? If a writer can find the answer to that question then he/she really has a great article.

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        Michele Travis 

        5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

        Thanks for writing this bill. The food looks great!

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        Heidi Thorne 

        5 years ago from Chicago Area

        There are so many amazing foodies here on HP that I think this hub will be very popular! I agree that recipes are okay (especially ones that include chocolate). But when there's a story behind it (other than this was "my mom's favorite" Zzzzzzzz), me, the worst cook of the universe, will even read it. Bon appetit!

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        Victor W. Kwok 

        5 years ago from Hawaii

        Seeing the pictures of food is making me hungry, lol.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Jeannie, I think there is a definite market out there for food-related articles, but I also think people need to find a new way to present information.

        Thanks for stopping by my friend and have a great weekend.

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        Jeannie InABottle 

        5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

        I would like to write more about food (since I eat so much of it), but never thought about trying some of these options. I usually don't bother writing recipes... I am a fairly bad cook. Maybe I will give it a try in other ways. Thanks for the ideas!

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Pearl, I heard the forehead slap from here....and yes, it applies to all niches. :) Thanks for the lightbulb moment and the smile.

        Have a great weekend my friend

        bill

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Theresa, obviously you have learned well. :) Thanks my friend.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Susan, I think most people would use those words in describing food....it's only natural, right?

        Thank you for stopping by.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Thanks Mark! This isn't for me but maybe someone can use the tips.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        LOL...Martin, if she is charging a lot then she must be big time. :)

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        Connie Smith 

        5 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

        Billy, you have given me new insight! Forehead slap and a big DUH! I can see how this applies across the board to all manner of niches. Passion, personal experience, a new and creative angle, and hold the trite expressions--GOT IT! Voted UP+++ and wishing you a very productive and happy day my friend ;) Pearl

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        Theresa Ast 

        5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

        I am pleased as punch that I have never used delicious or tasty. :) Have a great weekend. :) Theresa

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        Susan Zutautas 

        5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thanks for all the great tips Bill. I think I may have some editing to do as I know I've used delicious and maybe tasty too in a few of my recipe hubs.

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        Mark G Weller 

        5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

        These are some great tips Bill. You of course have a way of making any subject clear and interesting at the same time.

        Mark

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        Martin Kloess 

        5 years ago from San Francisco

        I'm trying to get my daughter to put out a book. She is a big shot chef. Most expensive deserts I've ever seen!

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Lady, I personally think that is the direction you should take. Recipes may garner a few views but they will not garner a huge following....I want people to stretch the limits and try new approaches to the same old stuff.

        Thank you and I'll be over soon to visit your site.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Ruby, I have no problem with recipes....I just want people to get the most for their effort....and that's where that special niche and effort come in.

        Thanks my friend; have a great weekend.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Thanks, Nell. I just toss out ideas and hope they help someone....no sense holding onto all this stuff in my head when others can use them. :)

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Anna, I have no doubt that they would be incredibly interesting. LOL And if you do you can bet I'll be there to read them.

        Thank you my dear.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Dahlia, thank you my dear.....one creative hub, then one writing hub, over and over again. Just trying to share some ideas I have learned over the years.

        I appreciate you very much. I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

        Smiles always

        bill

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Twin my friend, how are you? Great to see you here....you should have read the hub before this...it was much more your style....."What If There Was A Girl"....forget you read this one and stop by that if you have the time. :)

        Seriously, thank you....I want people to be successful, and if they just continue to write normal recipes they will get lost in that big ocean we call the internet.

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        Deonne Anderson 

        5 years ago from Florence, SC

        Billybuc,

        I am impressed that you chose to do a hub on the different types of writing about food. You provided lots of useful information. I have never written an article about food but believe I will give it a shot soon. I am always impressed with "how to" articles on recipes. I will not be presenting any recipes but can certainly write something about foods.

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        5 years ago from Southern Illinois

        I actually like recipes written by hubbers. I made coconut chicken yesterday from Ask Susan's recipe and it was really good. I can think of nothing you couldn't write about. This is great advice for people who write about food...Thank you.....

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        Nell Rose 

        5 years ago from England

        Hi billy, I love the 'movie' idea, that's something I would never ever have thought of, and yes I do use the old cliches sometimes when writing about food, I love your different ideas and hubs, voted up and shared, nell

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        Anna Haven 

        5 years ago from Scotland

        Is there any area you can't cover? I think not :)

        Helpful as always. I have thought about posting recipes a couple of times just to try the recipe function. Off course they are very interesting ones I was going to post! ;)

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        livingsta 

        5 years ago from United Kingdom

        Bill, I could not believe when I looked at the title of the hub, because it is something totally different from what you write....I thought, but no. How creative, and how thoughtfully you have given tips for recipe writers!!!

        Thank you for this. This is really helpful you know.

        Have a great day Bill.

        Sending you smiles....

        Voting up, useful, awesome and interesting and sharing!

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        Linda Rogers 

        5 years ago from Minnesota

        Hey Billy~I shouldn't have read this hub before dinner. I am sooo hungry now. You are right that there are many recipes on the net. I appreciate the great ideas to make it more read worthy.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Bill, I'm laughing...that's why I mentioned Italy in the hub, so maybe that light bulb would go off for you. Hooray!

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Genna, you are sweet. I owe you a visit or ten. :) I will be right there....and thank you!

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        Bill De Giulio 

        5 years ago from Massachusetts

        Hi Bill. The light bulb just went off when reading this hub. I should be writing restaurant reviews from my trips, especially Italy. Gee, I feel like I missed an opportunity here. Will have to pay attention to this going forward. Great idea, thanks.

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        Genna East 

        5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

        “Tell them what happens while you are preparing it…..”the crust cracks audibly as you press it with your fork”….or…..”The butter glides down the stack of blueberry pancakes as raindrops glide down a leaf.”

        Now that’s writing, Billy. I think it’s just as good as Richman’s.

        And you are spot on about the organic farming; we buy organic, if we can’t grow it ourselves. Excellent write with mouth watering photos – especially the shrimp…one of my favorites.

        Now I’m hungry. Thank you…I think. :-)

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        LOL...Paula, you and me both. :)

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        Paula 

        5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        Sure!!! Meals on Wheels....yet another reminder that we are as old as dirt!! I'd sooner starve! LOL

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Thanks again, Manatita....have a great weekend my friend.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Glimmer, I agree, this is not easy, but I think it will pay huge dividends in the long run.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Walter, in today's world, we have the ability to start our own site....call it Walter's Passion Site...I promise you many visitors. :)

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        manatita44 

        5 years ago from london

        Noble effort. Cool.

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        Claudia Mitchell 

        5 years ago

        Oh boy - now I need a hook for my recipes. That is harder than you think since everyone writes recipes. I'll be thinking of that for a while.

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        Poon Poi Ming 

        5 years ago from Malaysia

        Billybuc, I so much wanted to write about my passions but no site is willing to publish them. How I wish I were as lucky as you!

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Manatita, I think it is so important that we write about our passions and interests....this is not one of mine, but many people do write about food and I wanted to give them a little help if possible.

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        manatita44 

        5 years ago from london

        Only recently I wrote that good writers can write about anything. I have done so. So it's good to see you doing this. I think I have just about settled, as I prefer to stay with Ancient Wisdom/Yoga philosophy, but I do like variety especially when it's a great read.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Walter, welcome to the world of billybuc....LOL....I get comments like this daily and I realize fully how lucky I am...I love HP for that very reason.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Sugahware, your last statement is the best...a good recipe should never be boring. Good luck to you my new friend.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        LOL....Suzie, you have me laughing out loud....watch out for the left. I'm left-handed too, so yet another reason for me to like you and MJ.

        I'm not into food writing but I know a lot of writers that are, and if they do not learn to find a special niche then I think they are wasting their time.

        You, my friend, are not wasting your time. You are cornering the skin care market and doing a damn fine job of it.

        Keep MJ on his toes today and thanks as always for the stop by.

        bill

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        MJ, I have permanent bruises on those knees. LOL Thanks again, buddy.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Carol, you crack me up....thank you and I hope this helps in some way. Food is a big subject, but I think it is so important to find a special niche within the niche. :)

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        Poon Poi Ming 

        5 years ago from Malaysia

        Wow, this hub is like a hot cake! Just 3 hours and it has garnered more comments that my 23 hubs put together, LOL. (By the way, the comments have dwarfed your hub... or should I say "drowned"? Let me think which word is more appropriate, or should I continue to hub... or harp?)

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        Robyn D Bera 

        5 years ago from California

        Fabulous hub! I'm still fairly new to HP but so far my recipes have earned the greatest response. You've given me some great tips here. Food is an experience and trying new foods should be an exciting adventure. A good recipe should never be boring! Thanks for sharing. Pinned and voted up, useful and interesting.

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 

        5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Billicious,

        Well I do overuse that pointless adjective delicious so is Billicious okay??? Apologies for MJ's trying to lead you astray, he has a habit of that and professes to not know his own kitchen but he will never starve that's for sure! I found this another interesting view on food writing. I will never be one to compete in this genre bar my skin care recipes which I know you have bookmarked every single one to rustle up, but you never know when in Italy I may be inspired to do a niche on it there.

        Thanks Bill for more useful ideas and tips!

        By the way, I fake with the right and my left cross is a bitch!! I am a lefty, as MJ is actually!!!!

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        mjkearn 

        5 years ago

        Sorry Bill- The BS Tap stuck open- Twenty years hands and knees- You win.

        See short and sweet- Later.

        MJ.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Mary, you are living proof of that statement. I don't know a darn thing about cooking but I know how to eat, and I know what tastes good...that's all I need to write a food article. :)

        Thanks my friend. Have a great Thursday.

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        carol stanley 

        5 years ago from Arizona

        I loved this hub as I write many recipes...There are so many possibilities in the writing arena that I wake up ..and think ..what shall i do today. I am focusing a lot on the astrology and hope that works, but this foodie stuff is pretty hot stuff..almost everyone I know loves to eat good food. Thanks bill..voting up, pinning, sharing and making like a bird.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        NMLady, that's exactly what I'm talking about and well done establishing that niche....SW foods is a niche by itself, and you are establishing yourself as an expert in that niche....well done!

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Career, I actually thought about you when I wrote this....you are a good writer and I want you to find success. If you like doing recipes then yes, dig deeper...the success will come.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Me too, DJ...I stay out of the kitchen as often as possible. :)

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Kelly, I get so tired of the same old recipe hubs.....and I'll bet most readers do as well....so if the idea is to attract readers and views, then people need to find a new way to do it.....seems pretty simple. :)

        Thanks my friend....have a great day with those white walls.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Lizzy, you and Joe are the yin and yang of commentators. :) or is that the ying and yang? I get so confused by different languages. LOL

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Lizzy, I can always count on you for a snort. :)

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Joe, get out there and walk my friend. Skies are clearing and sunshine is on the way.

        I keep shouting this from the rooftops and I hope some people are listening....if you don't find a unique way to present information like recipes then you are just lost in a sea of recipes. Millions of recipes are on the internet....one has to carve out a unique niche or get permanently swallowed up by the internet gods.

        Have a great day buddy and thanks as always.

        Aloha,

        bill

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Gypsy, you are very welcome and thanks for stopping by....give it some thought...maybe great restaurants in Latvia/???

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Faith, writing a video recipe hub would be unique enough. I don't even try recipe hubs because there are just too many out there....if you can't find a unique new style then I think one is wasting time writing in this genre.

        Thanks as always my friend. Have a great day and blessings to you always.

        bill

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