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“A well written recipe is like poetry,” said food writer Dianne Jacob. But much like a poem, there are rules to writing a good one. Whether you’re documenting your Grandmother’s cooking to pass down in a family cookbook, or you’re preparing recipes for a professional cookbook proposal, this class will help you write clear, organized recipes.

We’ll briefly look a the evolution of the written recipe before diving in to recipe composition, including the introduction, formatting, weights and measurements, common writing mistakes, the importance of descriptive language, and the process of recipe testing.

Lohman will use examples from her personal experience prepping recipes for publication, and cookbook author Diana Kuan will be on hand to lend her expertise. Students will workshop a recipe of their own, and there will be plenty of time for questions and conversation.

This class is part of a special evening with Sarah Lohman and Diana Kuan – sign up for both of the evening’s classes: Cookbook Proposals at 6:30pm and Writing Recipes at 8:15pm, and we’ll send you a $10 rebate after purchase.


February 26
8:15 pm - 9:45 pm
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Brooklyn Brainery Park Slope
1110 8th Ave
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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