SOLD OUT - ONLINE Writing Workshop: The Art of Food Writing (2431)

Four Mondays: January 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET Online

$180 per person (10% off for members)

Lecture and Discussion with Writing Exercises. This live class will be recorded and available for later viewing.

Turn the food you can’t stop eating into stories people can’t stop reading. Learn how to write restaurant reviews, articles about the secrets of intriguing ingredients and culinary cultures, chef profiles, social media posts about your cooking and dining adventures, and the stories behind beloved family recipes. Veteran food writer and cookbook author Nevin Martell, whose work has appeared in dozens of high-profile publications, will teach you the techniques, tips, and tricks you need to know to write about food in a compelling, comprehensive way. You will receive two rounds of feedback on a single piece. The class is limited to 15 students.

Four Mondays: January 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET Online

By registering for this class, students agree they will follow these terms: 

  • Abide by our “Code of Conduct” while attending the class 

  • Will not share overtly obscene, hateful, or objectionable content. 

  • Will not share content that students do not have the rights to. 

Any work that perpetuates violence, inappropriate sexual conduct, racism, or negative stereotypes will not receive edits by the instructor or be circulated in the class.  

Code of Conduct:

Politics and Prose Bookstore is devoted to cultivating community and strengthening the common good through books, author talks, literary programs, and respectful dialogue. We strive to foster a safe, welcoming, inclusive environment for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or ability. In that spirit, we ask everyone in this shared, communal space to treat each other equally, fairly, and thoughtfully; honor different voices, life experiences, and points of view; and celebrate the diversity that makes our community richer and stronger. Hate, discrimination, and disrespect have no place at P&P; kindness, patience, and tolerance always do. 

Required Class:

The Best American Food Writing 2022 edited by Sohla El-Waylly and Silvia Killingsworth (9780063254411)

A Cook's Tour by Anthony Bourdain (9780060012786)

Nevin Martell is a D.C.-area based food and travel writer-photographer who has been published by The Washington Post, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The Daily Beast, AARP, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Fortune, Travel + Leisure, Runner’s World, Washingtonian, Washington City Paper, and many other publications. He is the author of eight books, including Red Truck Bakery Cookbook: Gold-Standard Recipes from America’s Favorite Rural Bakery, The Founding Farmers Cookbook: 100 Recipes for True Food & Drink, It’s So Good: 100 Real Food Recipes for Kids, and the small-press smash Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip. He has appeared on The Frommer’s Travel Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, the Chatter on Books podcast, and elsewhere. Find him online at, and on Instagram and Threads @nevinmartell.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

The Best American Food Writing 2022 By Sohla El-Waylly, Silvia Killingsworth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063254411
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2022

A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines By Anthony Bourdain Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060012786
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Ecco - November 5th, 2002