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Working with us

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We love working with others who have a passion for food and science!

If you are interested in contributing to our blog, e.g. through a guest post or a promotion, continue reading. If you think we’d be a great fit, we’d love to hear from you!

If you’re a (small) company looking for professional advice, that’s more than just a single question, head on over to our consulting website. We’d love to help you there!

Why work with us? is a website focused on exploring food through science. With over 125k monthly visitors we serve a range of audiences:

  • curious minds who want to learn more about how their food is made,
  • (home) chefs trying to solve a problem with their cooking or baking,
  • students looking for information for their homework assignments,
  • teachers looking for materials for their science classes,
  • …. and many more.

They all have in common that they’re looking for a trustworthy source to help understand their 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 baker’s yeast is made, reb cabbage can be red or purple and much more.

The FoodCrumbles blog is our main hub with a regular newsletter going out to just under 1,000 people on a weekly basis. We have a Twitter account to learn from others and share fun insights.

Most of all, we’re all curious minds, always looking to learn something new. So, if you know about an interesting product, process, or phenomenon you’d like to share with our audience, you’ve found the right place :-)!

Not looking for a collaboration on the blog, but looking for expert food science advice for your business? Head on over to our consultancy website where we tell you more about the services we offer in that area. We enjoy solving technical challenges, looking into sustainability, and much more!

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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.

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Learning about products (includes books)

If you have a product that could help our readers or an interesting story to tell (how your product was developed, how it’s unique, etc.), then we’d love to talk to you. Our main goal is to teach our readers something new (and learn something ourselves), so even promotions must meet that criteria.

We love reading books. Whether it’s a unique cookbook or a good book about science & food, let us know! (see our reviews)

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!

Guest posts

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, aka food science related. 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.
  • We are not interested in articles whose only goal is to place links on our website (see below).

Let’s talk about how you can contribute.

Sponsored content

We do accept and are interested in sponsored content. Our requirements are similar to those for guest posts. If you think you’d be a great fit, please reach out and provide at least the following information:

  • 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 we have to be honest that regional or country specific content probably won’t work great 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

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 :-).

Promotions only

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!