Back when I didn’t know where my first magazine sale would come from, a friend who was an established writer offered me a story assignment that a personal crisis was going to prevent her from completing. Her generosity opened the door to the nearly endless publication possibilities of food writing.
Once I’d set up the interview, I immersed myself in every bit of information my friend had accumulated about her source. Though I knew nothing about the soft-drink bottling business, the proud local owner was more than happy to educate me about the company his family has run for three generations, and provide an insider’s view of the business.
This taught me that while