Welcome to MichelineMaynard.com

Hello, and welcome to my webpage. I’m a journalist, broadcaster, author, public speaker, and professor.

Here are some of the topics I’m pursuing these days.

COMMENTARY. I’m a contributing columnist at the Washington Post,  taking part in Post Opinions’ Voices Across America portal. I concentrate on business and culture, writing from Ann Arbor. You can read the announcement here. Most recently, I’ve written about the flooding in Detroit, tainted water in Benton Harbor, nationwide shortages of restaurant staff, vaccine hesitancy and Chicago’s chaotic mayor.

BOOKS: My new book is called SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: How Zingerman’s Built A Corner Deli Into A Global Food Community.

My book is scheduled to be published by Charles Scribner’s Sons on Feb. 22, 2022 — yes, Washington’s Birthday — in time for Zingerman’s 40th anniversary on March 15.

It is available in hard cover, for Kindle and other eBook readers, as a CD and as an audio book. (I got to read the introduction.)

You can pre-order a copy from Amazon, or your favorite independent book seller. The Zingerman’s Press website also is accepting advance orders.

Save your receipt. Anyone who pre-orders a copy and sends me proof of purchase before Feb. 22 will receive a special treat from me. Send them to culinarywoman at gmail dot com. I’ll also make signed bookplates available for those who want one, and you can request one at the same address.

Please also reach out to set up a book event, such as a speech, a food demonstration or a signing. I’m happy to do in-person events, as long as all the applicable COVID protocols are in effect. I can appear at virtual events, too. See contact information on the Satisfaction Guaranteed page.

FOOD WRITING.  I’m the editor of the CulinaryWoman Newsletter. My mission is to bring you stories of interesting people and trends in the food world, with a special emphasis on women. Our wonderful audience includes chefs, writers, and people who follow the food world.

Along with my original journalism, you’ll find features on cookbooks, TV series, podcasts and more. You can subscribe to CulinaryWoman here. Please think about supporting us as a founding member and join the Culinary Woman Community.

I’m writing about recipes and other stories for The Takeout. See my Assembling series, which is meant to speed the way to putting together delicious meals.

You also might enjoy my recipes for my dad’s corn pancakes, Betty Ford’s triple chocolate cookies, glazed roast vegetables and more and more.

I write the Marketplace Changes column for the Ann Arbor Observer as well as restaurant coverage.

TRANSPORTATION. I’m the founder of Curbing Cars, an independent journalism project that began in 2013.

Curbing Cars looks at the future of transportation and its intersection with the environment. Follow us on Twitter @curbingcars for the latest in what’s happening.

I’ve written about transportation for other news outlets, including the Washington Post. You also can find an archive of my recent and archived transportation coverage for the New York Times here.

OTHER BOOKS: Among my previous books, my best known is The End of Detroit, How The Big Three Lost Their Grip On The American Car Market. Find it and all my other books here.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Look for me on Twitter @mickimaynard and my food tweets are found at @culinarywoman. I’m Micheline Maynard on LinkedIn. My Instagram is also @michelinemaynard. I’m @culinarywoman on Tik Tok and there is a CulinaryWoman Facebook page.

REACHING ME: You’re welcome to email me at culinarywoman at gmail dot com. Please be patient for a response.

PRODUCERS: I have access to a landline, Report-IT on my mobile phone, Facetime, Skype, can arrange for an ISDN, and I can arrive at the studio camera ready.

APPEARANCES: I’m available for public speaking engagements, virtually and in person. I can host your event, moderate a panel, and be a keynote speaker, as long as your group abides by COVID protocols. My rates are flexible and I’m happy to take part in programs involving my book. Email me with your proposal.

ENDORSEMENTS: My only product endorsement is for Vocalzone, the worst-tasting lozenges you can find. Believe me, they’ll clear up your throat in no time. No money changes hands. Only lozenges.

That’s it for an introduction. If you want all my career details, take a look at My Bio.