We love working with others who have a passion for food and science. On our blog we work together with smaller manufacturers or individuals, promoting food & science. If you’re a (small) company looking for professional advice, e.g. with a technical issue you’re dealing with, incorporating sustainability in food manufacturing, etc. Please head on over to our website dedicated to consulting for the food industry specifically.
Since we’re getting a lot of requests, please read through some of the initial guidelines below. If in doubt, please reach out!
Why work with us?
FoodCrumbles.com is a website focused on exploring food through science. With over 125k monthly visitors we serve students looking for information for their homework assignments, (home) chefs trying to solve a problem, curious minds who want to learn more about how their food is made, teachers looking for materials for their science classes and many more. They all have in common that they’re looking for a trustworthy source of factual information about food. People don’t come to us for advice on what to cook that night, their diets, or health, but they do come to us to ask why a scone didn’t rise properly, how to incorporate new ingredients into a recipe or how to calculate the nutritional value of a food.
The FoodCrumbles blog is our main hub with a regular newsletter going out to over 750 people on a weekly basis. We have a (still small) Twitter account we use to learn from others and share fun insights.
Most of all, we’re all curious minds, looking to learn more. So, if you have an interesting product, process or phenomenon you’d like to share with our audience, you’ve find the right place :-)!
Questions and Inspiring interviews
We love nothing more than hearing from cooks, bloggers, chefs, and food producers. Always feel to ask us a question!
If you’re a food industry professional and would like to be interviewed/part of a story, let us know. We love connecting with experts in the food science world who can teach us something new. You can find a few examples on the website, such as our interview with Helen Mitchell and with the inventor of the LoafNest.
Learning about products (includes books)
If you have a product that could be beneficial for our readers or if you have an interesting story to tell (how your product was developed, how it’s unique, etc.), then we’d be happy to talk to you and see if we can collaborate. Depending on the product we’re not necessarily looking for paid opportunities. Our main goal is to teach our readers something new (and learn something ourselves)!
We love reading books. Whether it’s a unique cookbook or a good book about science & food, let us know!
Learning from (small) food manufacturers
If you’re a small-scale manufacturer, we would like to work with you. We love to give our readers a look inside a food production facility, to understand how food is made. Of course, we’re not interested in your trade secrets and recipes, but would love to share how your food is made. If could be part of an article such as this one on making oat milk. Please feel free to reach out!
Interested to write a guest post for the blog? We do not offer paid opportunities at this point, but have collaborated with several guest posters previously (e.g. Nathan Silva and Michael). A few of our main criteria for accepting guest posts are:
- Original content, written for this website
- Author’s passion and enthusiasm for the topic!
- We love getting posts from food science students, former or current, though that’s not a requirement for sure!
- Content should fit with the website and be related to food science. We cover any topic in the food production chain from farming to ingredients, processing, and cooking. For instance, on beer, we’ve written about the science of fermentation, beer brewing at home, and the foam on beer.
- We look for interesting, new, articles that have been researched well, with reliable sources. Please have a look around on the website before proposing a topic, too often people have proposed a topic that we’ve already written about extensively :-).
- Guest posts should not be promotional. Their main objective should be educational, combined with some entertainment of course.
- We are not interested in ‘health’ advice or nutrition focused articles. Nor are we interested in articles that provide ‘X ways to improve your life’ or ‘X ways to use a lemon’. We prefer depth.
Let’s talk about how you can contribute.
We do accept and are interested in sponsored content if it meets the requirements mentioned above for guest posts and if the content fits with FoodCrumbles. We’re getting a lot of requests for publishing sponsored content. Please be aware that we can only accept requests if we know whether it could be a fit for the website. At the minimum please provide:
- A short (may be 2-3 sentences) description of the topic of the post you have to offer us (e.g. an innovative new product to grill cheese)
- A description of your company or client you’re representing. This can remain anonymous in the first pitch but should give us an idea as to the type of company we’re dealing with (e.g. food equipment manufacturer, food ingredient supplier, restaurant chain).
- Note that we’re a global website so regional or country specific content is not that helpful to our readers, nor for you.
Once we have the information above, we are happy to provide you with our pricing estimates. Seeing as how these depend on the type of sponsored content, we do need some context before discussing those details to ensure we don’t waste your time :-).
We are not interested in:
Link exchanges for the sake of sharing out links for SEO juices are not our cup of tea. If you believe you have a valuable resource that we should use for our research, let us know. If all you’re looking for is a link back to your website I’m afraid that’s not something we do.
If you have a website that is built for being an Amazon affiliate, please don’t reach out for a link exchange :-).
If you would like to promote your product, without sharing information about it (e.g. how it’s made, some interesting facts behind it), we’re not interested. We love learning and teaching so that component has to be there!