Annabel, who was born and raised in Africa,
worked as a journalist-activist in London
and Washington, D.C. until she moved to
Livingstone in Zambia in 2013. She has
published in newspapers and magazines in
North America, Europe, and southern Africa.
She writes her blog, SavannaBel, on a farm
set against the backdrop of Victoria Falls and
the Zambezi River, where she is growing a business focused around
locally-produced, homegrown, and wild food. www.savannabel.com.
Write about something with which you have bored
your loved ones into oblivion. You can’t fake all-out
enthusiasm, and its natural derivative is your sui generis ‘voice.’
Slow right down. Take time to really observe. Look for the little
things that people in a hurry will miss. Record them in real time.
Write with brevity. Edit out every word not pulling its weight.
Be vigilant when using words ending in ly. Practice. Practice.
Contributor Photo Credits: Annabel Hughes/Courtesy photo, Jean Kerr/Courtesy photo
Jean Kerr is the former Editor and founder
of Northeast FLAVOR magazine, which was
named one of the Top 10 new magazines in
the U.S. in its first year of publication. She is
the author of three cookbooks and is a two time
Book of the Year nominee. She currently writes
for Yankee magazine, Cruising World and is
Contributing Editor to The Cook’s Cook.
Culinary travel has always been my favorite sort of
adventure. Food is a language of its own, and the
deeper you dig, the more you learn about people and their
culture. I love the challenge of exploring local ingredients,
street food and home cooking wherever I go. Writing about
those experiences, and recreating a great dish at home is the