Amanda Biddle is a New Jersey-based food writer, photographer, and videographer who believes there are few days that can’t be improved with a warm baguette and a wedge of Brie. Through her website, Striped Spatula, Amanda creates accessible gourmet recipes to empower and inspire home cooks of all skill levels to create beautiful meals.
Growing up, Amanda Biddle’s mother and grandmother always invited her to help them in the kitchen. Whether assembling cream puffs, filling pans of Madeleines, or prepping chicken Milanese, the food, and the time spent making it, was an expression of love. There’s nothing she enjoys more than cooking or sharing a meal with the people closest to her heart.
Living in an area that has an abundance of local producers, Amanda embraces cooking for the season. She is frequently found exploring farm markets, planning her menus and recipe posts based on what’s fresh and beautiful on any given day.
When she isn’t indulging her inner food nerd, Amanda enjoys playing classical piano (fun fact: she shares a birthday with Beethoven), golfing (only if you pretend not to notice when she misses the ball), and watching classic movies. She is a collector of cookbooks (she reads them like novels) and lover of dogs. Her loyal pup, Toby, has taken on the self-proclaimed role of Striped Spatula’s photo shoot director, keeping a close eye on the set just in case any crumbs might fall.
A self-taught photographer, Amanda’s content has been featured in a variety of food and lifestyle publications, including the websites for Woman’s Day Magazine, Country Living, ELLE Decor, Good Housekeeping, and Kitchn. Most recently, her work has appeared in print in The Digest, a premier lifestyle magazine in North Jersey.
Amanda Biddle Show Notes
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When did you start your blog?
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You started the blog to share the recipe with your friends, did you think of having a blog before this?
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When you first started, how many times a week did you publish a post?
When did you realize that you could make money off of the blog so you decided to post more?
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Once you started your blog, how long did it take you to start making money?
Did you have to go out and get these sponsored posts or did ad networks start contacting you?
Do you have people that help you with your company?
How long ago did you realize that you needed the help?
How many iterations have you had of your website?
What made you change it from the first one to what you have now?
What is your favorite social media platform and why?
How did you grow your instagram, was it easy?
What is the hardest thing you find about blogging?
You talked about your goals for 2018 and wanting to work on your email list, can you explain that?
Is that part of Pitch Perfect Pro, or is it a different program that she has?
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What is your biggest food failure?
What is your favorite cookbook?
What is the one thing you can’t live without in your kitchen?
Did you have a viral moment?