Teenu Terrence tells us about her food blog and what it takes to have a successful blog
Food is an invincible part of our life. For a foodie, if there is anything more satisfying than relishing an appetizing meal, it is curating one. And today, to every foodie’s delight, social media offers a platform to share your love for food, your unique curations, restaurant reviews, recipes, tips and tricks in cooking, baking, sugarcraft and much more. Read on to know how popular Keralite food bloggers across the globe started out with their blogs and what it takes to have a successful blog!
Complied By: Riya Sonny Datson
Insta page: www.instagram.com/letsstalkfood
How did you start food blogging?
I’ve always loved food and I’ve loved writing. I believe there is so much all of us can take home from the concept of food and culture and keeping that in mind, three years ago, I combined two of my biggest interests to form Letsstalkfood and there has been no looking back.
What is the one thing you like about blogging?
Learning something new about food every single day.
What do you think are the key elements to a successful blog?
Every blog has its own success mantra. A formula that works for one blog need not work for another because follower interests vary. The bottom line, however is that the content is exciting, interesting and unique.
Does your blog tie up with food brands for reviews?
Most memorable food experience:
The sheer energy at Lau Pa Sat Hawker centre Singapore. I could visit that brilliant food market every single day and never be bored.
A Chef you follow like an Idol:
Oh wow! Too many to mention really. I love Nigella Lawson’s writing, Chef Vinesh’s innovative desserts, Massimo Bottura’s sheer genius, Heston Blumenthal’a creativity, Kylie Kwong for her bright and brilliant flavours, Sanjeev Kapoor because I grew up watching that charming face on TV… the list goes on.
A food show you never miss:
Master Chef Australia without a doubt but off late, it has been the celebrated Netflix show Chef’s Table.
One dish or meal that you enjoy cooking and why?
Chicken curry and rice- it’s warm, comforting and one of the first dishes I watched my mother cook.
One dish or meal that you relish having and why?
No matter which restaurant I frequent, my tastebuds always hone in to my mother’s delicious cooking every single day. If I were to have a last meal on earth, it would be a plate of rice, fish curry, curds, pappad, prawns ularthu and cabbage thoran. All cooked by my mother.
Your philosophy on food:
I think food is a living, breathing entity around which amazing people and unique cultures thrive. We need to be open to the food experiences of other cultures, only then will be we open to accepting knowledge and understanding that we have a long road to travel when it comes to truly understanding food concepts and the talented people behind them.