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Guidelines: All submissions must be ready to publish. Articles should be edited and copy edited to a maximum of 300 words. Recipes should include headnotes that provide context and do not exceed 200 words. Photos, illustrations or artwork must be cropped, sized and ready to go. Editors reserve the right to edit for space and style when necessary.

Deadline: All files must be received by the 5th of the month to publish on the 15th.

Specs: Please send articles in Word or Google Docs and JPEGs of artwork. If using a cellphone, large size photos preferred (please turn off location on phone before taking pictures).

Policy: The newsletter is published by and for members of the Alliance, with a focus on events that take place in and around New York City. If an event is local, but run by a nonmember, the committee will consider publishing it in the newsletter. Events run by non-members that are located outside the area will not be included. 

Introduction to our Newsletter team

Joyce Appelman, editor and board member, is Director of Public Relations and Special Events for "Total Food Service," a leading national foodservice trade publication that covers Metro New York. There, she writes a column called "Trend Talk." She launched C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program) and the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. An industry leader, publicist and writer, she's been instrumental in opening career opportunities and sourcing scholarships for many young people in the foodservice industry.

Miriam Rubin, editor, attended the first Newsletter meeting when the Alliance was founded in 1982. A freelance food writer, editor, author, recipe developer and  Americanizer, she  returns to the Newsletter staff after an absence of several years. A long-time columnist for the "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette," she writes about food and what's growing in her vegetable garden. Her latest book is “Tomatoes.” Miriam's next adventure is moving with her husband and four cats to the Hudson Valley.

Stacy Basko, editor, is a freelance writer and recipe developer with former lives in branding, marketing and non-profits. Her eclectic professional background has led her to many different places including C-suite boardrooms, 4-star kitchens and locked-down state prisons. She cooks and creates content in the Garden State, close enough, but not too far from New York City. 

Francine Cohen,committee member and longtime Alliance member, is an award-winning journalist and strategic marketing expert who has been published in outlets from "Playboy" to "Edible New Orleans," "Hotel Interactive" and more. Her multi-faceted career spanning the disciplines of advertising, public relations, event planning, journalism and brand strategy has enabled her to help brands such as Tromba Tequila and Caravedo Pisco win awards. Her work with the Peruvian government promoting gastronomy has put Pisco on the map.

Leslie Super has written for many publications including "New York Magazine", "Food & Wine" and "Bon Appetit". Some years ago, she decided to trade in her keyboard for a wine bag, and currently works at Ole Imports, a wine importing company that represents small producers from Spain and Portugal. New to the Alliance, she's excited to be a part of our Newsletter and Social Media Committees. 

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