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Dynise Balcavage is the author of Celebrate Vegan: 200 Life-Affirming Recipes for Occasions Big and Small and The Urban Vegan: 250 Simple, Sumptuous Recipes from Street Cart Favorites to Haute Cuisine. A professional writer for 20+ years, Dynise has also penned 10 books for young readers and 300+ articles for newsstand magazines including VegNews, Publish and Végétariens magazine (in French). Dynise has been interviewed in The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune and has done cooking demonstrations across the globe, from New York to Paris. She lives in Philadelphia and blogs at

Food Media

Cooking Up a Food Blog
LectureNew Class

These days, it seems like every foodie has a blog. Always wanted to start your own, but have no idea where to begin? Popular blogger and cookbook author Dynise Balcavage will show you how in this fun, hands-on class. She’ll guide you through the basics – from how to design and launch a blog from scratch, to “translating” your culinary creations and opinions into cool, readable posts that foodies will “eat up.” She’ll also share pointers on photography, food styling, writing, gaining readers, and how to keep fresh ideas coming, day after day. In-class exercises will help you identify and express your own individual style and voice, both visually and in writing. You’ll leave with all the information – and inspiration – you will need to start your own delicious culinary blog from scratch. Bring your laptop and your imagination.

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Instructor: Dynise Balcavage

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