I'm Liz Barrett Foster, the editor at Eat Like a Writer.
I've been writing since my high school days in California's San Fernando Valley. I'm originally from Michigan, and spent my teenage years and 20's in Los Angeles, before moving south.
My professional writing career began in the beauty industry, when I began writing marketing copy for OPI (the nail polish gurus). I then graduated to working as an editor at a collection of beauty magazines (Nailpro, Dayspa, and Beauty Store Business).
Now, I'm settled in Mississippi, writing, traveling, gardening and cooking with my husband (a real-life southern gentleman).
After moving south, I made the switch to writing about food. I've written more than 1,000 articles and two books, while focusing heavily on restaurant operations, food trends and marketing.
For five years, I was the editor-in-chief of the nation's No. 1 pizza magazine (PMQ), where I became an expert in all things pizza!
Past and present publications include, but are not limited to, National Culinary Review, Restaurant Startup & Growth, Mashed.com, Stacker.com, FSR, QSR, Restaurant Hospitality, PMQ Pizza Magazine, Sapore, Costco Connection and EatingWell.
When creating Eat Like a Writer, I combined three things I'm most interested in--writing, food, and researching what others do for a living (and why).
I hope you enjoy the site; drop me a note if you ever have any questions.
What does it mean when we say
"Eat Like a Writer?"
Writers are naturally curious and enjoy asking questions and researching topics.
If a writer also enjoys food, eating "like a writer" can mean that they try a lot of new and different things.
They may travel in search of new cuisines, grow a backyard garden, shop at local farmer's markets, or fish for fresh seafood.
You don't have to be a writer to eat like a writer.
If you're someone with a curious nature, who is fascinated by stories detailing where food comes from, how a vegetable grows from one seed, or why fruit from a farmer tastes better than that from the grocery store, you get it!
Stick around and let's all eat like writers together!
Liz Barrett Foster
Editor, Eat Like a Writer