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The world of food media has grown exponentially since I first started working in it two decades ago. There are more creative ways to make your mark than ever. But it's also such a crowded space that at times it's difficult to know where to start when breaking in. I'm asked almost daily how I came to have the jobs I do, how to find meaningful work that incorporates all the things you love and how to land the next great food gig. I don't have all the answers, but I do know my unconventional career path was carved by adhering to a few key beliefs.