Cathy Erway on Developing a Recipe Writing Style

In Chapter 5 of 20 in her 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, author and food writer Cathy Erway answers "When Did You First Become Interested in Writing Recipes?" As a food blogger, Erway learns to appreciate how her viewers like recipes for her food blog posts. Over time, she develops a layered recipe writing style to find her voice in the words and images she uses to showcase her dishes.

Cathy Erway is an author, food writer, freelance copywriter, radio show host and teacher focused on healthy food advocacy. Her second book, "The Food of Taiwan: Recipes From the Beautiful Island" is a cookbook featuring Taiwanese recipes ranging from homestyle dishes to street food favorites. Her first book, "The Art of Eating In" developed from her blog "Not Eating Out in New York".  Erway earned a BA in creative writing from Emerson College.