Posts Tagged ‘Food Writers’

Write for the Mushroom Channel!

For the two years, the Mushroom Channel has hosted posts from some truly incredible contributors. In fact, there is a proper standing ovation owed to those that shared some properly STUNNING work in 2010:

Colleen from Foodie Tots

Erika from In Erika’s Kitchen

Kate from Savour Fare

Lauren from Healthy Delicious

Mardi from Eat Live Travel Write

Patti from Worth the Whisk

Paula from Bell’Alimento

Rachael from Fuji Mama

Sabrina from Rhodey Girl Tests

Susie and Chelsee from We Are Not Martha

Several of you have asked how you could become featured contributors to the Channel and we’re excited to announce that we’re opening up the search for 2011’s contributing spots. We’re hoping to still see some familiar faces in the crowd among new friends.

These are paid positions.  Consider the Mushroom Channel as the perfect outlet for all of your marvelous mushroom discoveries.  All of your posts will feature a short bio that links back to your personal blog and your post will be linked to via both the Mushroom Channel’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

We’re looking for food bloggers with an eye for great food photography and a healthy level of curiosity.  Posts could range from a great new mushroom recipe of your own to an old family favorite or even a profile of a restaurant dish.  Creativity is encouraged and the editorial staff at The Mushroom Channel is more than happy to work with you if you’ve got grander ideas.  Compensation details are readily available, just send your questions to and we will respond promptly.

How It Works:

1) Submit a sample post with a photo and recipe using fresh mushrooms to  Tell us a little bit about yourself in your email and please include a link to your blog. Posts tend to be 250-300 words if you need a frame of reference and it’s okay if the recipe is something you’ve posted in the past. Deadline for submission is Friday, March 4, 2011.

2) When we go through the entries, we’ll be looking for the following in all contributors:

  • Someone who knows how to engage an audience
  • Posts at least weekly on their personal blogs
  • Past mushroom content (Every other post doesn’t need to be about mushrooms, we just want to know that our contributors are fungi fans.)
  • Clear, illustrative photos

3) Selections will be made by Tuesday, March 16th and announced on the Channel. From there a member of the Mushroom Editorial staff will be in touch to sort through compensation and assign deadlines for your five posts in 2011.

Video Post: Polenta with Mushrooms and a Poached Egg

Are you all already reading Food52?  I think that it’s easily my favorite new food project to be executed online in that last year, which is why I ask.

The brain-child (perhaps better described as the appetite-child) of Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, both of the New York Times in different capacities, Food52 is now a cozy hub to many many other independent food writers.  You may have noticed a few mentions of their good work when they did a robust and delicious program all about mushroom soup last year.

The best thing about group sites for me is that there’s a constant sense of discovery with so many formidable cooks in the kitchen.  Food52 recently introduced to another interesting set of chefs- the siblings behind Working Class Foodies, a web video series delivering champagne feasts on light beer budgets.

Check out the following video for Creamy Polenta with Mushrooms and a Poached Egg.