Food Writing Talent

Portland Phoenix restaurant critic Brian Duff recently met with some aspiring writers at the Telling Room’s Young Author camp.

I don’t know about them, but I learned some things. For example, if someone speaks past your snack time you can simply slump off your chair and lie listlessly on the floor and they will stop. I told them that the best way to write about food was to frame each review in some pseudo-profound malarkey that is both ridiculous and quite possibly true. They wanted to know if I had tried things they had tried. Mostly I had.