Molly Watson is the 2012 Eat Write! Culinary Fellow
Molly Watson spent her two weeks at the Writers' Colony working on essays about food and and on her book, working title Delicious: A Recipe For Cooking in 12 Easy Lessons. She describes it as “a glimpse into how everyday cooks think, with rock-solid advice and good humored encouragement.” Her goal is to get her readers hooked on cooking.
Molly, a food writer since 2000, now calls San Francisco home. Her publications include Sunset magazine, where she was on staff for three years before going freelance, Elle magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times and Edible San Francisco. She writes articles and recipes to help readers eat both seasonally and locally at localfoods.about.com for About.com. She wrote, produced and hosted a radio special, “I’d Eat That,” for a San Francisco radio station in 2008, and presented a talk on "The Cheese Stands Alone: An Autobiographical History of Pizza" at The Lab at Belmar (now part of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver) in 2009.
Among various honors, Molly received a fellowship from the American Institute of Food and Wine in 2010 and was a Fulbright Fellow to France.
While in Eureka, Molly worked on perfecting a risotto recipe – one that doesn’t call for constant stirring – and performed a reading at Poetluck on Sept. 20. She attended the workshop on Memoir Writing at the Colony on Sept. 15 and managed to meet a variety of people from Eureka Springs, including fellow writers and fans of both reading about and eating food. Her fellowship ended on Sept. 22, when she headed back to her husband and son in northern California.
Molly Watson (in photo, on right) visited with Sandy Martin, President of the Writers' Colony board, during her Fellowship in late September.