How to Write Better Stories About Food - Scott Gold

In Chapter 19 of 20 of his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, author and writer Scott Gold answers "What Elements Do You Look for in Good Food Journalism and Story?"  First, Gold looks for good writing, specifically those who have a command of the language.  Second, good food writers develop a clear and distinct voice.  He shares how despite getting into trouble after criticizing the New Orleans food scene after Hurricane Katrina, Alan Richman remains a great food writer with a distinct voice and vocabulary.  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.