Amanda Hesser’s Advice to Young Food Writers Is Not Peaches and Cream

Start as a dishwasher.
Start as a dishwasher. Photo: Brian Smeets

“If I weren’t working on Food52, I would not be a full-time writer because, even as an experienced journalist and best-selling author, I would not be able to pay my bills.” —Amanda Hesser, in an extremely blunt note to young food writers who dream of jobs in blogs, magazines, and newspapers. [Food52]