The Roger Smith Cookbook Conference

by Adam on February 11, 2013

This weekend marked the second annual Roger Smith Cookbook Conference in NYC, three days of programming focused on the past, present and future of cookbooks and recipe content. I was pleased to be able to take part as a co-organizer of the event, focusing on 16 sessions that explored the evolution of digital content, apps, […]


Exploring the Future of Cookbook Publishing

by Adam on January 15, 2013

I’m gearing up for The Roger Smith Cookbook Conference, upcoming in about 3 weeks in NYC. This is a conference that kicked off last year in the first-ever event to explore the past, present and future of cookbooks in-depth. I have been (and am) primarily involved with the future/digital portion of the conference, organizing 16 […]


Our Digital Legacy

by Adam on November 15, 2012

There’s a relatively timely scene in the popular IFC show Portlandia where one of the main characters ends up in an endless cycle of digital overload, jumping from texts on his mobile phone, to check-ins on Facebook, to streaming video on Netflix, and on and on it goes. While in the moment, we all can […]


Curation and the Content / Tech Gap

by Adam on November 2, 2012

Like most of my publishing industry blogger brethren (and really anyone who works in publishing these days), I spend a lot of my time at work reading articles and catching up on the latest news both in and around the publishing industry. More often than not, this reading informs the topics that are worth writing […]


Personal Recommendations, Digitized

by Adam on October 20, 2012

One of the ongoing themes within the online world is the idea of personalized recommendations for ___________ (insert your interest area on the previous line). Everything from food to travel to book buying to pet care is being catalogued and classified such that an algorithm or piece of software can more easily get you what you […]


A Copyright Infringement Primer

by Adam on October 9, 2012

**This post originally appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of WORDS, the newsletter of the Food Writers, Editors & Publishers Interest Section of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. The original article can be found here. As more and more content gets published on blogs and websites, the growing problem of copyright infringement is having […]