LTH Home

HOME COOKIN' 2.0 - the stories behind the food blog

HOME COOKIN' 2.0 - the stories behind the food blog
  • Forum HomePost Reply BackTop
  • HOME COOKIN' 2.0 - the stories behind the food blog

    Post #1 - February 9th, 2024, 12:24 pm
    Post #1 - February 9th, 2024, 12:24 pm Post #1 - February 9th, 2024, 12:24 pm
    "Home Cookin'- The Stories Behind The Food" was born here on LTH as a labor of love. Most of my best meals have been in homes, not restaurants and tired of hip chef syndrome I started writing about food that resonated to me on a more personal level. We published about 1/2 a dozen here on the homepage and a couple thru Chicago Community Trust but when that ended, I kept writing them.

    20 personal profiles on great home cooks w/some of their recipes and the elevator pitch of "Studs Terkel meets Julia Child". Originally sourced from O.G. LTH'rs like Ronnie Suburban, SteveZ, Ava and Trixie-pea -after 100 unsolicited queries were mostly ignored, and a plague, I stopped submitting for a few yrs but the profiles are even more timely today.

    What to do?

    The stories feature many strong women and immigrants in a kind of walk a mile in my hijab depiction so I've started a blog on getting it published called "500 Words"- which is what the bots look for, start to notice, and in turn hopefully help get attention to the manuscript and "build the brand", a talent that defies me.

    The plan is 1 a wk every Wednesday. I hope you like and can see fit to support by reading, sharing and commenting as the spirit of LTH is in the house (and manuscript).

    Thanks,

    Jazzfood

    https://alanlake.com/publishing-home-cookin/.

    Image
    Last edited by Jazzfood on February 9th, 2024, 5:07 pm, edited 2 times in total.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #2 - February 9th, 2024, 5:03 pm
    Post #2 - February 9th, 2024, 5:03 pm Post #2 - February 9th, 2024, 5:03 pm
    It is in my bookmarks
  • Post #3 - February 14th, 2024, 1:22 pm
    Post #3 - February 14th, 2024, 1:22 pm Post #3 - February 14th, 2024, 1:22 pm
    https://alanlake.com/500-words-3-or-what-to-do-while-waiting-for-the-muse/
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #4 - February 22nd, 2024, 7:58 am
    Post #4 - February 22nd, 2024, 7:58 am Post #4 - February 22nd, 2024, 7:58 am
    Food as Connection
    https://alanlake.com/food-as-connection/?fbclid=IwAR3mqY3pL6f-uLxv3hY5CmPSUMZ6IX5sROWV_7FBSvvzdKtZQk-n-sw0n6I
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #5 - February 28th, 2024, 1:34 pm
    Post #5 - February 28th, 2024, 1:34 pm Post #5 - February 28th, 2024, 1:34 pm
    Zoom Call Connections
    https://alanlake.com/500-words-5-zoom-call-connections/?fbclid=IwAR1X9xn8pQnxNkqGcsKA2yG8u073VrsxWVLmuh5ZpYc31IDol-4WpAyrsOk
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #6 - March 6th, 2024, 8:49 am
    Post #6 - March 6th, 2024, 8:49 am Post #6 - March 6th, 2024, 8:49 am
    25% of my life pays for the rest https://alanlake.com/500-words-6/
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #7 - March 13th, 2024, 7:06 am
    Post #7 - March 13th, 2024, 7:06 am Post #7 - March 13th, 2024, 7:06 am
    The quest continues
    https://alanlake.com/500-words-7-jazzfood/
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #8 - March 20th, 2024, 6:32 am
    Post #8 - March 20th, 2024, 6:32 am Post #8 - March 20th, 2024, 6:32 am
    Man Plans and Gods Laugh
    https://alanlake.com/500-words-8-man-plans-and-gods-laugh/
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #9 - March 27th, 2024, 7:01 am
    Post #9 - March 27th, 2024, 7:01 am Post #9 - March 27th, 2024, 7:01 am
    Meet some of the inhabitants of Home Cookin'- The Stories Behind The Food
    https://alanlake.com/500-words-8-cast-of-characters/
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #10 - April 4th, 2024, 11:02 am
    Post #10 - April 4th, 2024, 11:02 am Post #10 - April 4th, 2024, 11:02 am
    3 min read. go on, you can do it. https://alanlake.com/500-words-10-stomach-full-of-wonderful/
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #11 - April 10th, 2024, 12:02 pm
    Post #11 - April 10th, 2024, 12:02 pm Post #11 - April 10th, 2024, 12:02 pm
    Home Cookin' started on LTH. I haven't written a new profile in 4 yrs. This is the most incredible subject to date.
    https://alanlake.com/500-words-11-eclipse/
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #12 - April 17th, 2024, 3:08 pm
    Post #12 - April 17th, 2024, 3:08 pm Post #12 - April 17th, 2024, 3:08 pm
    An open book with words still warm from reading.
    https://alanlake.com/500-words-12/
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata

Contact

About

Team

Advertize

Close

Chat

Articles

Guide

Events

more