FAQ

 

How can I contact you?

You can reach me via email at savorysimpleblog (at) gmail (dot) com.

May I use your recipes and photos on my website?

If you’re interested in adapting one of my recipes you may do so, however you must rewrite the instructions, reference my site and link to the original post. Please don’t use my photos without asking.

Would you be interested in contributing a recipe or writing an article for my magazine, newspaper, cookbook or website?

I’m always interested in new writing opportunities. Please email me with more details.

Would you be interested in promoting my event or book?

I do not use this blog for event or book promotions.

Would you be interested in reviewing my product?

I rarely review products but when I do there has to be recipe development and food photography involved. I make no promises about writing a positive review.

What camera equipment do you use?

My camera is a Nikon D7000 with a 40mm lens. I also use a Manfrotto 190XPROB 3-Section Aluminum Pro Tripod with a Basic Pan Tilt Head.

What program do you use to edit your photos?

I use Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Where did you attend culinary school?

I was in the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD. I graduated in December of 2010.

What do you do for a living?

I’m a full time recipe developer, food photographer and blogger. Previously I’ve worked as a line cook, pastry chef and cooking instructor. This was a career change for me. I spent 10 years working in IT before attending school.

Why are some of your recipes measure by weight instead of volume?

When baking, it’s important to measure by weight as often as possible for consistent results. It’s not as much of an issue with cooking, when you’re adjusting ingredients to taste. But a cup of flour will vary in weight depending on the brand and how densely it’s packed. I highly recommend investing in a digital scale. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy.

I’m a new blogger.  Do you have any advice?

  1. Post frequently.
  2. Learn to take good photos.
  3. Make your site easy to navigate.
  4. Be passionate.  Write about things you personally find interesting and exciting.

For a more in depth answer, read this article: My Top 20 Food Blogging Tips for Beginners

What are your favorite foods?

Today? Ice cream and avocados. Ask me again tomorrow.

What is your least favorite food?

Pickled ginger.

What’s your favorite cookbook?

The book I find myself reaching for most often is The Flavor Bible

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