Welcome to Tales from Topographic Kitchens, your regular maildrop of essays and links to the best food media and, I hope, an easier way for you to keep track of my recommendations. These are the writings I love the most.
In 2020 I entered this newsletter for the Guild of Food Writers annual awards, and it won the Online Food Writing award. Here’s what the judges had to say:
‘Miller’s work won high praise from all the judges, one of whom called it ‘a truly informative blog for any food lover inspired by the history of food and its origins.’ Another said that ‘her style is evocative without trying to be too descriptive for the sake of it, and I love the way she mingles food stories with history as well as her own family memories.’ Another valued ‘the informative yet unpretentious way she writes… her knowledge is broad, and she still always manages to write in a respectful and engaging manner.’ Another called her ‘funny, original and clever. This stood out for the characterful quality of her writing and the depth of knowledge of food and books. Also, the sheer, greedy love of food and cookbooks gives a great zest to her work.’
I will be sending out free-to-read newsletters because that is what many of you originally signed up for, but I will also create extra paid-for content from subscriber-only posts to previews. These span simple round-ups of the best new releases in food and drinks writing (these will be carefully chosen) to profiles and interviews with interesting people doing interesting things, a brand new travel section called Topographic Kitchens Is Away, a series of linked, themed posts and a regular Kitsch Corner, (home to the mad-as-a-fish, esoteric, and plain niche in the world of food). I hope you will enjoy this extra content. As always, thank you so much for subscribing; you make this newsletter a joy to write.
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