Food Writing Workshop with Andy Lynes at the Brighton and Hove Food and Wine Festival 10 September 2011

So You Want To Be A Food Writer?

Interest in food has never been higher and the opportunities to write about food in print or on the net have never been greater. Professional food, drink and travel journalist and veteran food blogger Andy Lynes shares his insider knowledge in a three hour interactive workshop that covers the practicalities of how to break into the field and get commissions as well as how to develop ideas and research, structure and write food and drink features, news and reviews.

The workshop will also look at recipe writing, food related travel writing, restaurant reviewing, food blogging, how to get a book deal and food and drink copywriting opportunities. There'll be an interactive task or two and a Q&A session – in fact all the tools and information you need to try your hand at the business.

Two sessions on Saturday 10 September 2011:
either 10.00am-1.00pm or 2.00pm-5.00pm
The Learning Centre
Jubilee Library
Jubilee Street

To book email or call 07838 299589. £50 per person, including handouts and light refreshments.

About Andy Lynes
Andy Lynes is a Glenfiddich Award nominated freelance writer specialising in food, drink and travel. He developed and taught the Food Media and Creative writing module of Brighton University's MA in Culinary Arts and has appeared as a guest speaker on both the Leith's School of Food and Wine and London City University’s Food Writing courses. He is the former editor the Metro newspaper's Good Taste food and drink pages (published every Tuesday) and the paper's regular guest restaurant reviewer.

He contributes the Food Miles column, food and drink themed travel features and hotel reviews to the Independent on Sunday and for three years wrote the paper's Food of the Week column. He is a regular contributor to Food Arts magazine in America and his work has appeared in Jamie magazine, olive magazine, The Times, Sainsbury's magazine, Waitrose Food Illustrated, Restaurant magazine and Caterer and Hotelkeeper. He is the author and editor of Britain's Finest Restaurants (

Andy appeared as a judge on five episodes of the Channel 4 series Iron Chef UK ( and has appeared as a food pundit on the BBC's Breakfast news programme and UK Food TV. He is a former committee member of the Guild of Food Writers and edited the Guild’s magazine Savour.

He was a founding affiliate of The eGullet Society for the Culinary Arts and Letters ( where his many managerial duties included Dean of The eGullet Culinary Institute, contributing editor of The Daily Gullet and host of the UK forums. In the late 90's, he launched, one of the first food blogs in the UK. In 1997, Andy reached the semi-finals of BBC TV’s Masterchef competition and in 2000, was the only British competitor ever to participate in the prestigious Trophee des amateurs gourmands held in Lyon.


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