Longhouse Food Scholars, Revival

longhouse food revival logoA few food/media programs this summer in Rensselaerville that might interest some people:

Longhouse Food Scholars Program
This year's Longhouse Food Scholars Program is July 5-19 and July 26-August 9. Its mission "is to prepare participants for careers in food media, activism, food writing, and food-related entrepreneurial ventures." Additional blurbage:

The Food Scholars Program is structured like a newsroom, intense and fast-paced, with distinct deadlines and deliverables. Working with masters of their craft, scholars shoot and edit mini-documentaries and slide-shows, conduct interviews, gather oral histories, and create online content.
This food media "boot camp" includes daily writing exercises, weekly specialty seminars in recipe testing, studio and location food photography, basic culinary skills, weekly "salon" dinners with food authors, professors and intellectuals, and professional mentoring sessions.
In addition, each scholar is responsible for creating a personal, online portfolio--drawing from this work as well as any additional work he or she may have.

The founder of the program is longtime food writer Molly O'Neill.

The application process is competitive -- "selection is based on a passion for food and storytelling, a well-established appetite for learning, and well-stated career goals." We hear that they'd welcome some more applicants from upstate, so it could be a point in your favor.

Longhouse Food Revival
This year's Longhouse Food Revival is again set for September (it looks like the exact dates haven't been released, yet). The event "combines original multimedia presentations, curated discussions, insight from leading thinkers in food and plenty of time to make new friends, forge new connections and inspire and brew new ideas."

(Thanks, L)


So glad to see this program listed in All Over Albany! I'd like to also mention that we are looking for a couple of culinary interns to work at LongHouse this summer. Its an incredible opportunity to prepare locally sourced farm-fresh meals and to meet and work with visiting chefs, writers, photographers and all kinds of wonderful food folks. Visit our website and submit letters of interest to scholars@cooknscribble.com

I attended the Revival last year and I can't tell you how transformative it was for me. Truly amazing. Of course, there are a bunch of writers there all competing for the same editorial space, the same content, in arguably one of the most competitive fields there is. But when you find people willing to talk and share, it's incredibly how, well, reviving it is. I can't wait for this year's event.

I went to the Longhouse Revival last year too, and what Deanna said. To have two weeks, not just a weekend, to be completely immersed in the experience has got to be fantastic. Not to mention the food!

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