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January 04 2013 at 12:00 AM
@ Tepoztlan, Mexico
Food Writing Workshop
Led by food journalist and author Betty Fussell, our Word of Mouth workshop will focus on the human dynamic of eating and telling. A place as rich in food culture as Tepoztlan provides a natural site in which to explore the interactions of both social narratives. By experimenting in a variety of non-fiction forms, from memoir to essays to tweets and blogs, we will discover individually and as a group how best to mouth our words and tell our personal stories through our shared dialogue with food.
Under the Volcano:
Under the Volcano is a weeklong retreat for writers who are ready to come up for air in an atmosphere of generous critique. Convening every January in the foothills of central Mexico, we meet outside ordinary time, in a program designed to stimulate both mind and heart. All our workshops combine high-level small group sessions with private conferences and offer ample opportunity for relaxation, discovery and solitude.
Our roots in the village of Tepoztlán enable us to offer our participants an insider's look at one of Mexico's most beautiful and historically rich pueblos, one that has maintained its pre-Hispanic dignity through an impressive array of traditions and proud resistance to over-development.
March 30 2012 at 12:00 AM
Experts Are In Workshop: Writing as a Dramatic Act
February 28 2012 at
@ Dutchess County, New York
Join me for this wonderful event!
January 12 2012 at 09:00 AM
It was an honor to be recognized as scholar in residence!
March 16 2011 at 06:30 PM
@ The Institute of Culinary Education, New York City
Food memoir has become as natural and popular a form of food writing today as blogging or twittering. But finding the right way to present in print an extended story that will grab and hold your reader requires craft. Strategies for discovering how to find the personal voice that suits you best, how to shape your narrative and keep the story moving, how to clarify your goal in telling it — all of these are basic writing skills crucial to memoir. Food as both subject and means aids memoir with its communal appeal. A few quick oral and writing exercises in class will initiate our work as a group to improve the skills that will help each of you communicate your individual story.
February 18 2011 at 03:00 PM
@ International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) New York Regional Conference
Sept. 21 | Lecture at the National Arts Club, “Steak as American Icon: Where Myth and History Collide”
July 14 | Eat This Film series, 92YTribeca, audience discussion into the guts of war and our primeval need for meat and bread
July 11 | Meatopia, Betty was an official judge of the BBQ, and one of the unofficial judges of the beer, at the “Woodstock of Edible Animals” on Governor’s Island
May 29 – June 11 | Aromas & Flavors of Mexico: a 2-week gastronomic and cultural tour into the heartland of Mexico under the guidance of culinary star Patricia Quintana
Feb. 26 | Discuss Raising Steaks at Boston University’s MLA in Gastronomy Lecture Series in Food Studies
Feb. 13 | Panel discussion, Roger Smith Food Writers’ Conference, New York City
Feb 4-6 | Speaker and panel discussion, American Grassfed Association annual conference on Grazing America, Lexington Ky.
Jan. 30 | Cook and present a Julie/Julia dinner (with Katy Kinsolving) to benefit Princeton Housing Initiative, Princeton, N.J.
Jan. 28 | Reading from Raising Steaks to benefit Princeton Public Library, N.J.
Oct. 21 | Reading from Raising Steaks, Culinary Historians of Boston at Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, Mass.
Oct. 9 | Lecture, Institute for Advanced Study, Cuisine & Culture Series, Princeton, N.J.
Sept. 16 | Reading and book signing, James Beard House
July 3-11 | Cocinar Mexicano – Betty returns to Mexico to teach Word of Mouth, a food writing workshop
June 11 | Panel discussion on “Craig Claiborne and the Invention of Food Journalism” at The New School, New York City
April 15 | Lecture, Culinary Historians of New York
March 4 | Lecture, The Coffee House Club, New York City
Jan. 14 | Reading from Raising Steaks at Barnes & Noble, New York City
Dec. 5 | Feast & Famine Workshop series at NYU Food Studies, New York City
Dec. 3 | Kitchen Arts & Letters
Nov. 19-22 | Flavors Without Borders/Sabores Sin Fronteras, Arizona