Indian-ish Interactive Cooking Lesson
Renowned New York Times food writer, author of Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family, and Youtube personality Priya Krishna gives audiences interactive cooking lessons featuring fun recipes from her cookbook. As she talks about her life and experiences in food media, she teaches audiences how to make delicious recipes - and keeps everyone engaged along the way.
What does diversity and inclusion mean in food writing?
Food writing has long needed to diversify, and one way is to hear more diverse and inclusive stories from non-white perspectives. But there's more to it than just hiring diverse writers, or writing about a diverse slate of chefs. Priya Krishna will share how to report in a more thoughtful and inclusive manner, whether you are developing a recipe or writing about an ingredient, and how this can happen at every level of the process.
Working in food writing as a person of color
Priya Krishna will share her journey as a person of color working in food media. She started at Lucky Peach, David Chang's breakout food magazine, then worked as a writer and video host at Bon Appétit, where she spoke out about the company's racist pay practices and eventually left alongside her BIPOC colleagues. She’s also published a best-selling Indian cookbook to a publishing industry that is still skeptical that non-white cookbooks can sell well. All along the way, she’s faced pushbacks, tokenism, and more, and she’s here to help others to surmount these barriers.
Building a career as a food writer
The food writing world can feel incredibly exclusive, especially for someone without connections. This session will explore, through Priya’s personal experiences, how someone just starting out can get into food writing. From what you must do to what you can probably skip, what to expect in a food media job, and more, Priya gives an overview of the food media world for any audience.
How to switch from a full-time job to freelance food writing
So you've just quit your job and you want to try your hand at freelancing. How do you build contacts? Pitch a great story? Negotiate a rate? Balance assignments? Priya walks through the ins and outs of becoming a successful freelance food writer.
How to publish a cookbook
Ever wanted to learn how to learn how to create and publish your own cookbook? Priya Krishna, author of the best-selling cookbook Indian-ish, which she wrote with her mother, walks through the process of finding an agent, putting together and revising a proposal, and creating a production schedule that works.
Priya Krishna is a food writer who contributes regularly to the New York Times, and the author of the best-selling cookbook Indian-ish, which she wrote with her mother. Her YouTube videos teaching audiences how to make Indian food have racked up millions of views, and in 2020, she was named to Forbes’ "30 Under 30".