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What’s Different About Getting a Food Job Today?

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Our third episode of Burnt Toast is one you’ve listened to most: It’s called Food Didn’t Mean Anything to Me Then, and it was a roundtable with Amanda Hesser, our co-founder, and the co-founder of Lucky Peach, Peter Meehan, about first food jobs and advice for future food writers. (Hot tip: Amanda attended bartending school—maybe you should too?)

Photo by James Ransom

So, what’s changed? What’s different about breaking into food media now than it was over a year and a half ago—and what does our industry need now more than ever?


The latest episode answers these questions. And, spoiler: You don’t need to go to bartending school.

Play the episode above, find it on iTunes, or listen to it using your favorite podcatcher. (Don't have one yet? We're fans of Stitcher.)

Tags: burnt toast, podcast, first food jobs