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Saveur To Launch Restaurant Review Column

Saveur readers will notice something new in the upcoming March issue of the culinary magazine.  The title is debuting a new section that will feature restaurant reviews written by a variety of Saveur contributors as well as guest authors such as John Mariana, Gael Greene, Betsy Andrews, and Jay Rayner.  Reviews will showcase dining locations across the globe and, according to editor-in-chief James Oseland, will serve as “expansive, thoughtful pieces about very interesting restaurants of the moment.”  Raphael Brion of Eater spoke with Oseland and got an idea of what to expect from Savuer’s newest column.

With a lot of our favorite contributors — in their usual daily lives and work, in fact, as restaurant reviewers — we just ultimately realized, wow, it would be a really splendid thing to give some of our favorite writers a forum in which to write long-form restaurant reviews. Reviews that could almost stand up more as essays, as deeper think-pieces than trade make-or-break reviews.

Senior editor Betsy Andrews, who will lend her voice to Savuer’s restaurant review pages, is also leading mediabistro.com’s Food Writing Boot Camp.  Andrews will help participants develop a portfolio of food-related stories and impart her wisdom on the following skills:

  • How to really read a food magazine
  • How to write a pitch an editor can’t turn down
  • How to break into a print or online food magazine (and where)
  • How to edit yourself
  • How to find your niche within the food-writing community

The class will take place in three-hour evening sessions and run six weeks from Tuesday Mar. 8 – Apr. 12.  Meetings will be held in Midtown East and registration costs $425.

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