I have 2,126 unread emails in my inbox. I still can’t stop signing up for newsletters. I have a problem. Every time I see that glossy ‘subscribe’ button I simply cannot help myself. I’ll willingly provide whoever’s asking for my email with exactly what they want and wait until I receive my digital delivery, excited and expectant, like the pups you see in those ‘Dogs Welcoming Soldiers Home Compilation Video HD’ montages on YouTube.
Newsletters have, in many ways, replaced the joy of receiving physical mail for me but they’re also much more than that. As a medium for disseminating information to the masses, newsletters have been a revelation. They’ve allowed many individuals the freedom to self-publish and launch their own brands and platforms without the need for the support of larger media companies. Newsletters have been especially innovative when it comes to the world of food media. So much so that they’re now one of the main ways in which I consume food and drink-related content.
This article was written in order to highlight some of my favourite food newsletters. They’re sent out from all over the globe and written by some exceedingly talented writers. Some of them are recipe-focussed while others are more content and article-driven. But they’ve all got one thing in common: quality.
I get a genuine thrill every time I see that one of these shiny food newsletters has arrived in my inbox. You can rest assured that these are the correspondences I’m prioritising and not letting go unread. Sorry, Nan. Your email wishing me a belated birthday can wait.