Jane Stern of ‘Roadfood’ fame to teach food-writing at Gateway Community College in New Haven

One of my favorite things about being a food columnist is meeting people from the food world. A favorite of mine is Jane Stern, whom I met a few years ago when I was looking for an Iron Chef Elm City judge.

She has written about food for more than 40 years and has New Haven roots, graduating from Yale with a master’s degree in 1971.

An encyclopedia of food, especially regional American cuisine, she is author of more than 40 books, including the best-selling and beloved “Roadfood” series that she writes with her former husband, Michael Stern.

I am always asked how I began writing about food, and “how can I learn how to write about food?” Well, here is your chance to learn from Stern. She’ll be teaching “Special Topics: Food Writing” at Gateway Community College from 5:15-8:05 Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 29. For more information, call 203-285-2010 or go to www.GatewayCT.edu. To see the rest of this column and recipe, please click here.

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