Food Reporting: A syllabus with taste and style when writing

For Starters: Your Food IQ Quiz

Your check-list quiz

Here are 17 names, all related to cookbooks. Name the three in order that have influenced your decision to become a food writer. Here, they are presented in alphabetical order:

  • Mark Bittman
  • Jane Brody
  • Rachel Carson
  • Julia Child
  • Betty Crocker
  • Auguste Escoffer
  • Nora Ephron
  • M. F. K. Fisher
  • Sharon Tyler Herbst
  • John and Karen Hess
  • Lib Larousse
  • John Mariani
  • Clementine Paddleford
  • Eric Schlosser
  • Michael Symon
  • Morgan Spurlock
  • Noah Webster

Your Skype talk-about-it quiz

In an oral report, what do these names mean to you as a student planning to write (and sell) in the food or culinary literary world?

  • R. W. Apple
  • Robert C. Adkins, M.D.
  • Anthony Bourdain
  • Ellen Brown
  • Craig Claiborne
  • Tom Fitzmorris
  • Jane Fonda
  • Duncan Hines
  • Danny Kaye
  • Harold McGee
  • Peter Menzel
  • Molly O'Neill
  • Josh Ozersky
  • Michael Pollan
  • Paul Prudhomme
  • Steven Raichlen
  • Ruth Reichl
  • Mimi Sheraton
  • Richard Simmons
  • Upton Sinclair
  • George M. Taber
  • Calvin Trillin
  • Charlie Trotter
  • Alice Waters
  • Patricia Wells