Updated: Apr 15
Name: Emily Ackerman
Location: Dunlap, Illinois
Years of Experience: 1 year of blogging, 30+ years of cooking
Available for writing projects: Yes!
Niche/Beat/Genre: Lebanese/Mediterranean cuisine, family friendly food, food videography, recipe creation, content creation
Website: A Pinch of Adventure
Favorite food: A good medium-rare steak and tacos al pastor
Writing tip for fellow writers: Write what you like to talk about!
Emily Ackerman is a Lebanese-American food blogger and recipe creator. With a degree in Spanish, she is a bilingual travel enthusiast who loves to share cuisines from around the world. She specializes in Lebanese/Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine as well as family-friendly meals. In her free time, Emily loves spending time at home with her husband and four children.
How did you get started in writing?
Ever since having kids, I've wanted to be able to stay home with them as well as ease the family budget.
About two years ago, I started to think about starting a blog and writing about what I'm passionate about…food! That’s what got me into writing.
What type of food writing do you specialize in?
I mostly find myself writing about Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine and about easy family meals. Mediterranean food makes me feel so good, and it is some of the healthiest food in the world! I also love it because it is passed down through my ancestors who are from Lebanon.
What’s your advice for struggling new writers?
Stay consistent and write about what excites you.
What has been your biggest professional struggle over the years?
Gaining traction and awareness has been a struggle. I know I’m getting there and that my fan base loves what I have to offer.
How is your relationship with food affected by you being a writer, or vice versa?
Since I document our food adventures through photography, my biggest struggle is sitting down to eat cold food. Other than that, I love it just as much (if not more) than I did before.
Do you have any cookbooks that you would recommend?
The Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer is basically the extensive encyclopedia of food and cooking.
Any favorite kitchen products?
I love my Instant Pot and my electric coffee percolator.
Favorite food writers, chefs, or food-related TV shows?
I love Ree Drummond, "The Pioneer Woman," because she is a down to earth momma who built her business from the ground up (just like I am). Also, I love how normal her food is.
What do you snack on when you’re on deadline?
I like to snack on chocolate covered coffee beans or hummus and pita.