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Diane Morgan’s Classes



This course is designed for chefs, aspiring culinary students, journalists, authors, and food aficionados who want to learn how to translate their passion for food and writing into marketable works. Skills taught include developing story and book ideas, writing book and story proposals, pitching editors, finding an agent, navigating a contract, blogging and writing for the web, working with a ghostwriter and connecting to professional organizations. Read More.


This workshop focuses on the nitty-gritty details of recipe writing.  The craft of recipe writing is really a technical skill that requires a lot of detailed focus and precision. This enlightening course will demystify the art and technical side of recipe writing. Topics include basic rules of recipe writing, formatting techniques, concisely defining an ingredient list, tailoring a recipe to a publication’s specifications and designing recipes that include sub-recipes and multiple steps. The class will cover creative headnotes and recipe titles. Read More.

Food Writing Course

For the past eight years, Diane Morgan, cookbook author, freelance food writer, and cooking teacher, has taught a highly-focused, six-week food writing course in Portland which typically begins in early January and is structured as a once-a-week, evening class. This is a unique opportunity to learn the trade from an established culinary and literary professional. Read More.

Cooking Classes

Here are some of my favorite places to teach and I taught at many of these schools when I released my newest book, Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Savory and Sweet Recipes. At the moment I have no currently scheduled classes or appearances. Check back to see an updated schedule for future classes and appearances.