Call for Editors: The Recipes Project

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Call for Volunteers
March 1, 2022
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Mexican History / Studies

Are you interested in recipes? The Recipes Project examines history and experiences of food, magic, art, science and medicine. We are looking for editors to join our team!


Social Media Editors:

  • Amplifying, sharing, and promoting writing on recipes, especially by underrepresented groups 
  • Running our social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)
  • Regular liaising with co-editors about site development, content, and promotion


Acquisitions Editors:

  • Engaging with underrepresented groups and areas of study related to recipes, especially among underrepresented groups and non-Western societies
  • Connecting with and inviting potential contributors 
  • Organizing, editing, and uploading posts in rotation with other co-editors 
  • Regular liaising with co-editors about site development, content, and promotion 


The Recipes Project is an interdisciplinary, volunteer organization. This work is the unpaid product of a community of passionate scholars of recipes.


We welcome candidates from all backgrounds, including those engaged with the culinary arts, creative food writing, and academic research. We welcome scholars from a variety of disciplines: anthropology, comparative literature, classics, history, linguistics, literary criticism, sociology, and more. Graduate students are valued members of our community.  We particularly invite submissions from those from underrepresented groups and non-Western societies. 


To apply, please include a CV and one-page pitch describing what you wish to bring to the team. Acquisitions Editors: include two ideas for a month-long series and how you might expand our reach to new audiences. Social Media Editors: include two ideas for a week-long social media campaign that reaches distinct and diverse groups. Have other ideas? Send them our way! 


Please submit applications via email to 


RP Current Editorial Team:

Clare Gordon Bettencourt

Jessica Clark

Amanda Herbert

R.A. Kashanipour

Sarah Peters Kernan

Joshua Schlachet

Melissa Reynolds

Miles Wilkerson


First review will begin on Feb. 1, 2022 and will continue until positions are filled.


About Us

The Recipes Project is a blog with international reach that explores recipes of all kinds: medical, culinary, scientific, magical. Our posts cover a range of topics relating to historic cookbooks, instructions, ingredients, guidelines, and methods of cultivation and production across time and place. We value new writers and early career researchers, giving them a platform for new writing and supporting and amplifying their work. We have a broad audience—in 2021, we averaged 18,000 unique site visitors per month, and we have over 11.5K Twitter followers. We look forward to expanding further, with your help!


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