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Summary Recipe Writing with Jennifer Joyce

As featured in The Independent - see article here.

Would you like to be the author of that treasured cookbook, the one that is passed from friend to friend, becoming ever more dog-eared? Or would you like to see your food blog grow in popularity, with strangers cooking your recipes and sharing the pictures?

If so, you’ll feel challenged and inspired on our new recipe writing course, led by prolific recipe writer Jennifer Joyce.

During this interactive, hands-on, entertaining course, you’ll learn how the professionals write good recipes; explaining difficult cookery techniques to their readers and developing new dishes without plagiarising other recipes.

You’ll write a recipe yourself before handing it to your classmate to cook, and watching to see how they get on. This invaluable exercise will help you put yourself in your readers’ shoes; you don’t want them wondering which pan they should be adding the stock to, so you must be clear!

You’ll also learn the best ways to pitch your recipes to websites, magazines and publishers, and a guest speaker will explain how to write recipes suitable for different social media platforms.

The course will be led by Jennifer Joyce, author of ten successful cookbooks including Meals in Heels and My Street Food Kitchen. Jennifer is a regular contributor to Olive Magazine, BBC Good Food and Sainsbury's Magazine and is known for cooking vibrant food with a certain joie de vivre.

There will be a few hours of homework each week, and these will be an essential part of the course, so please allow time in your schedule.

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Allergies and dietary restrictions

Please call the school to discuss any relevant allergies with a member of staff. You can read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.


What you'll learn Recipe Writing with Jennifer Joyce

  • How to write a great recipe
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • How to avoid plagiarism
  • How to write a recipe for a cake
  • How to improve your recipe once you have seen someone cook it
  • Further practical exercises, including writing another recipe and receiving feedback from your peers
  • How to write for different audiences
  • How to pitch to magazines and publishers
  • How to write for different social media platforms

Practical info Recipe Writing with Jennifer Joyce

Essential information:

  • While no cooking experience is necessarily required, you will be doing a small amount of cooking, so some familiarity with basic cookery will be helpful.
  • Tea, coffee and elderflower cordial will be served on arrival, along with a light snack to keep you going.

What you need to bring:

  • A notebook and pen or pencil
  • Flat soled shoes, long trousers and a long sleeved top are advisable for the cooking session.

Allergies and dietary restrictions:

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days' notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

* All prices correct at time of publishing. Please note that prices are likely to change at the end of each financial year (April).



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