Jessica Robinson is the editor, recipe developer
and photographer of Carolina Farmhouse
Kitchen, a blog featuring local food and
farming, household tips, and old-fashioned
recipes. Jessica was raised on a small farm in
Connecticut, where her family raised livestock,
grew their own crops, operated a sugar
house where Jessica gained early experience
developing and merchandising local products. Today, Jessica lives on
a small farm in Graham, North Carolina with her husband and two sons.
Writing should come from a place of deep passion.
For me, that has always been staying true to my farm
roots and writing about simple, old-fashioned food and recipes.
Connect with your readers by writing original, informative
pieces. Blog regularly, create a good social media platform,
submit recipes to magazines and connect with other bloggers.
Reach hearts with incredible food images.”
Writing for Kids
Deanna F. Cook
She lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at DeannaFCook.com.
Deanna F. Cook has written dozens of books
for kids, including the award-winning Cooking
Class and Kids’ Multicultural Cookbook.
She was the creative development director
at FamilyFun and has been an editor at
Scholastic and Disney. She’s appeared on
national television sharing recipes for kids and
is currently the content director at Kidstir.com.
To reach children through food, make the writing fun,
the steps super-simple, and the directions open-ended
enough that they can add their own creativity. Don’t be afraid to
ask them to use a paring knife or whirl a blender. Just point out
when a grown up should be nearby to lend a hand. You can use
food as a starting point to teach kids about math, science, and
even world geography.”
Contributor Photo Credit: Jessica Robinson/ Courtesy photo, Deanna F. Cook/Courtesy photo