Food Blog Radio Episode #50

We're traveling down the California Coast to visit with Laura Bashar of Family Spice: Fresh Family Recipes with a Persian Flair!  Blogging since 2009, Laura is an award-winning Cookbook Author, recipe developer, photographer, graphic designer, wife and Mom of three beautiful children!
 
Listen as we chat with Laura about:
  • How we met Laura!
  • How she started blogging - Learning HTML in 2008
  • Constantly Creating!
  • Her Cookbook:  Cooking Techniques and Recipes with Olive Oil
  • From E-book to Print Book
  • Learning how to do everything to self-publish a cookbook!
  • Where her interest in Photography began
  • Equipment she uses for food photography
  • Getting into videos!  Figuring out how to do it!
  • What does the future hold for Family Spice?
  • Constantly evolving!  Brilliant revelations!

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Direct download: FBR_50_-_Laura_Bashar.m4a
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Food Blog Radio Episode #49

We travel (virtually) to Alaska to visit with Laura Sampson from Little House, Big Alaska!  (Originally the food blog “Hey What’s for Dinner Mom?”)  As well as being a blogger, and writer, Laura is  mom to three boys, she raises pigs, meat birds, turkeys, egg laying hens and keeps bees too!  In a short 90 day Alaskan growing season, Laura does her best to provide as much of their own produce as possible!

Listen as we chat with Laura about:

  • How we met Laura
  • How she started blogging
  • "Hey, What's for Dinner Mom?"
  • Kids, Healthy Eating and Food Activism
  • Rebranding as "Little House, Big Alaska"
  • Food, DIY, Gardening and Life!
  • The challenges of gardening in Alaska
  • The challenges of rebranding her entire blog
  • Tips and tricks for successful rebranding!
  • Growing social media
  • Making connections with other bloggers and building your tribe!
  • Advice for anyone wanting to start a blog
  • Take the high road with any online negativity

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Direct download: FBR_49_Laura_Sampson.m4a
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Food Blog Radio Episode #48

It's our one year anniversary!  We're chatting about our fabulous guests and reminiscing about the fun times we had with all of you this year!

Listen as we chat about:

  • Life!  Listen to Gary sing!
  • Recapping our fabulous guests from last year.
  • We've been to 8 different countries with our podcast and looking forward to many more!
  • How we've made people famous:  The power of Food Blog Radio!
  • Stuff we really like about doing this podcast!
  • Shameless invitation for sponsors
  • What the future holds for Food Blog Radio
  • Anniversary Wishes from Former Guests!  You've got to listen  to these wonderful sound bites!

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Direct download: FBR_48_-_1st_Anniversary_Podcast.m4a
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Food Blog Radio Episode #47

This week we chat with Kita Roberts of Pass the Sushi and Girl Carnivore. Kita believes in mastering your tool, whatever it may be!  Her blogs are bursting with humor, delicious food, a little bit of adventure, occasional bad language and stunning photography!

Listen as we chat with Kita about:

  • IFBC - her experience!
  • Her beginnings with food and cooking
  • How 'Pass the Sushi' has transformed over the years
  • The birthday present that sparked 'Girl Carnivore'
  • We have a bigger voice beyond our blogs
  • What six year-old Kita wanted to be when she grew up!
  • The evolution of her photography skills
  • Constructing the story behind the scene
  • Advice for taking better pictures
  • Pop-up Food Photography Workshops!
  • FoodiePopUps.Com
  • Finding your audience and building relationships

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Direct download: FBR_47_-_Kita_Roberts.m4a
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Food Blog Radio Episode #46

This week we chat about our recent trip to Sacramento for the 2016 International Food Bloggers Conference!  We recap and discuss the tours, speakers, educational sessions and of course, the food!

Listen as we tell you all about:

  • Our broken hearts ~ A sad farewell to one of our favorite conferences
  • Pre-conference Tours
  • Keynote Speaker - Chef John Ash
  • Sacramento - The Farm to Fork Capital!
  • Learning and sharing a different approach to food
  • Our favorite conference sessions
  • Gary ate bugs!
  • UC Davis and our love for PhD Candidate Hoby Wedler
  • Farm to Fork Feast on Saturday Night!
  • Where we ate in Sacramento
  • Coconut's Fish Cafe and Ricks Dessert Diner!
  • Shoutouts to our favorite presenters and sponsors
  • Thank you Foodista, Zephyr Conferences and IFBC!
  • Gary is famous!  Come visit our Facebook Page!

 

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Food Blog Radio Episode #44

This week we chat it up with culinary graduate Art Rodriguez & home cook Stephen Chavez of Latino Foodie fame! Based in Los Angeles, Latino Foodie is the source for original and adapted recipes that are a mix of traditional and modern interpretations of Mexican dishes.

 

Listen in as we chat with Art & Stephen about:

  • How Latino Foodie started
  • Why they are successful food bloggers
  • Favorite places to eat in L.A.
  • How to do a restaurant review
  • Getting picked up by the New York Times
  • Improving on traditional Latino recipes
  • How they work together in the kitchen
  • Where and how they learned to cook
  • Working with brands
  • And so much more!

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Direct download: FBR_44_-_Latino_Foodie.m4a
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Food Blog Radio Episode #43

This week we chat it up with Amanda Rettke, baker, blogger, author, wife and mother behind the popular website I Am Baker. She has worked amazing publications such as: Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, and more! Join us on another fun adventure in food blogging.

Listen in as we chat with Amanda about:

  • Tips for successfully running a blog and enjoying family life at the same time.
  • How I Am Baker started.
  • Why Sara is Amanda's kind of people.
  • Amanda's success on Facebook.
  • Growing up in Fargo.
  • Her beautiful cookbook "Surprise Inside Cakes".
  • Her speaking career.
  • What the future for Amanda looks like.

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FBR #42 - Erika Penzer Kerekes of Not Ketchup

Food Blog Radio Episode #42

This week we chat with Erika Penzer Kerekes, food blogger, Condiment Queen, and founder of Not Ketchup!  Not Ketchup are sauces that are sweet and tangy like ketchup or barbecue sauce, but are made from fruit instead of tomatoes. Erika shares how she started blogging and how her amazing new business came to life!

Listen in as we chat with Erika about:

  • How she started blogging
  • Founding FBLA - Food Bloggers Los Angeles/building a community of bloggers
  • From blogging to starting a new food business
  • The story behind Not Ketchup
  • How to bring a product to market
  • Research and development
  • The challenge of sourcing fruit products
  • We discuss the financials - The cost of starting a business
  • Marketing costs - how to get the word out about your product
  • Some of the lessons she learned along the way
  • Consulting with new business owners - paying it forward
  • The importance of relationships and networking
  • People like to buy what they know
  • Advice for aspiring food entrepreneurs
  • Transitioning to No Added Sugar versions of Not Ketchup
  • Have fun!

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Direct download: FBR_42_-_Erika_Penzer_Kerekes.m4a
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Food Blog Radio Episode #41

An avid lover of all things food, travel and adventure, Tanaya Ghosh joins us this week on Food Blog Radio!  Tanaya has a passion for creating meaningful connections  with people through food and foodie events!  You can find her eating, taking pictures and exploring the Orange County and Los Angeles areas, doing behind-the-scenes interviews, sharing on her Blog, Instagram, Snapchat and her live video shows!

Listen in as we chat with Tanaya about:

  • Her educational background: USC vs. UCLA
  • Working as a Food Editor and Radio Host
  • Where "Tanaya's Table" came from
  • Working in Public Relations
  • Starting a blog!
  • Family support!  Learning what's important!
  • Tastemade to YouTube
  • Beyond the blog - hiking and Jelly Bean the dog!
  • Nick names for Gary and Sara?
  • Advice for growing followers on Instagram
  • Photography:  Smart phones vs. DSLR
  • Vlogging and Travel Photo tips
  • Nom.Com
  • Tanaya's Kitchen Inspirations
  • Her favorite places & events around Los Angeles!

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Direct download: FBR_41_-_Tanaya_Ghosh.m4a
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