I’ve used my writing for lots of specific purposes.
Sometimes, I’ve promoted a new food or event or cookbook (which is I suppose is considered marketing). Oftentimes, I write to share, to get something off my chest, and to connect with others (which is definitely community). And sometimes, I write to discover what I believe, to lay a stake in the ground somehow, to clarify my opinion or purpose (which I like to think is discovery).
I’ve written another piece for The Kitchn which I thought was about discovery. I thought I wrote it to get something way personal and slightly controversial off my chest. But now that it’s live and I’m getting notes from friends and perfect strangers, I know it’s really about connecting with others and further lining up all the dots between us so we know we’re all in this together. Because, I promise, we are all in this together.
It’s really hard to get healthy. Americans spend more than $66 billion trying to lose weight annually. I didn’t spend that much, of course, but I did have to do it on my own, separate from the person who meant the world to me. I thought it was an important story to share so I think you, some of the people who mean the world to me, should know about it, too.
Read “The Only Way I Was Able to Lose Weight Was Without My Husband” on The Kitchn and come back here to tell me what you think!
[In case you missed it, you can read my first piece about wellness for The Kitchn here: “It Changed My Life: How an Elimination Diet Made Me More Connected to My Body“]
P.S. I also wrote a short piece about my favorite plant milk: The Non-Dairy Milk That Deserves Way More Attention.
Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is now focused on opening her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: Recipes That Revamped My Pantry & Made Me Love Me, At Last, will be published by Roost Books/Penguin Random House in 2019. Her first cookbook, Food Gift Love, features more than 100 food gift recipes to make, wrap, and share and is available wherever you find favorite cookbooks.