For your Food Writing paper/presentation, you will need to explore topics pertaining to some aspect of food. As your assignment states: "It can be any combination of history, culture, journalism, interview, trend, controversial issue, health benefit, etc. that you would like."
The strategies below will help you to brainstorm and focus your topic.
There are a plethora of strategies for brainstorming: freewriting, concept mapping, etc. The links below highlight each strategy, so you can find the one that fits with your mode of thinking.
Whatever your strategy, don't forget to review what your professor has asked for you to do, so you can make sure that your topic is appropriate for the assignment.
Assignments often are written with a subject in mind but are often too broad to work as a single topic for your project. You still need to choose a unique aspect of that subject in which to specialize your research. To do this you may want to:
Below are some additional resources to get you started.