In Chapter 20 of 20 of his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, author and writer Scott Gold answers "How Has Peer Support Made Your Writing Career More Fulfilling?" Gold notes how fortunate he is to have a small, close group of food writing friends that functions as both a social and support network. At events, he is able to talk with peers about the food industry as well as writing. He notes that while some journalists and non-fiction writers are protective of ideas, his group tends to be more open and sharing. Scott Gold is an author and writer based in New York City. When not writing, Gold moonlights as a bartender at Char no. 4 restaurant in Brooklyn. He earned a BA in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis.