Featured Speaker: Jamie Schler


jamie schler

Jamie Schler will speak passionately in the session, 'Writing about Food and Culture.'

Jamie is a freelance writer specializing in food and culture. An American living in Europe for over 25 years, her multi-cultural family and kitchen are the source of inspiration for both her cooking and her writing. After working as a culinary guide and interpreter in Paris, an assistant editor/recipe editor for the professional cooking magazine Master Chef and editorial assistant on both a small cookbook and a large coffee table art book, she combined her passions for food and writing to create and author her blog Life's a Feast in 2008. She also writes for the prestigious Huffington Post as a regular contributor to their Food page since April 2010.

Jamie has been published in the Foodista food blog community’s Best of Food Blogs Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes, Photographs and Voices. She has been featured in CRUSH, South Africa’s on-line food & wine magazine, Joan Nathan’s Notebook & Recipes, Saveur.com and The Kitchn. She writes the column Destination Dessert for The Rambling Epicure and her recipes appear regularly in the Dutch on-line magazine De Glazen Vork.

Jamie has spoken on the topic food writing, voice & style at Food Blogger Connect in London in 2009 and 2010, The South African Food & Wine Blogger’s Indaba in Cape Town in 2011. She is co-founder of From Plate to Page, an intensive, hands-on workshop dedicated to food writing, styling and photographing where she is writing instructor.

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