The following is an advertisement; it supports the Chowhound web site.
Calling All Cooks!
Every Day With Rachael Ray is a new food and lifestyle magazine to be published in the fall. We are gathering a network of real cooks from around the country who are fanatics about the food of their region. The cooks have the opportunity to contribute recipes, food combinations and ideas to the magazine. Ideal candidates are experimental in the kitchen and display voracious curiosity in restaurants, markets--all places food-related. They offer dining and cooking tips to whomever will listen. They're friends with the local food producers and sellers. They feel strongly that they make the best chili or cheesecake or pecan pie in the world. And this is critical: They're not food professionals but passionate amateurs.
A bit about us: The magazine will embody the energy and accessibility of Rachael Ray, host of the Food Network's 30-Minute Meals, $40 a Day, and Inside Dish. We'll also work hard to cover food stories across the country, from the cherry picking in Traverse City to a grits cook-off down south. (That's where our cooks will be invaluable, and they'll receive payment for their contributions.)
If you're the cook we're looking for, please send an email with the subject heading REAL COOK to Gina_Hamadey@ReadersDigest.com and include name, age, city, favorite dish and cuisine, and a brief description of why you love food and would want to join our team. If you know someone who'd be perfect, feel free to pass along the email. We'll be accepting nominations until Sunday, May 15.