Born in Florida and raised in New Jersey, Julie Maestre is a twenty-something who is obsessed with food and shares a passion for cooking on her food blog Cooked by Julie.
Julie Maestre attended the Kosher Culinary Arts Center in New York City, worked in several restaurants and bakeries, and finally started her cooking channel on YouTube in late 2012. She started her blog, Cooked by Julie, to share her passion for food and cooking with others.
Julie also enjoys surfing, traveling, reading, poker (she won a ladies poker tournament in Atlantic City not too long ago), skiing, and lying on the beach until the sun goes down, preferably with some sushi and white wine.
Julie Maestre Show Notes
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What did you do before you became a food blogger?
Do you have visions of having a bakery?
What prompted you to go to culinary school?
Do you have a favorite dish you made at the school that you can remember?
Why did you start blogging?
You talked about Youtube, but when did you start writing on your blog?
How did you pick the name of your food blog?
Can you give me two more names that you have that you own?
When you first started, how many times a week did you publish a post?
How did you share the recipes on Youtube, by writing it down in the description box?
How many follower/subscribers do you have?
How many drafts do you have in place to be published right now?
How do you deal with it when you have to post the next day and don’t have anything to post?
Is this your full time job, working on your blog?
Once you started, how long did it take you to start making money?
What was the best thing you have done for your blog?
You mentioned that people help you with the blog, what are they doing for you?
When did you find that you first needed help?
What is the hardest thing you find about blogging?
What do you love about blogging?
What do you use for a background?
Do you use natural light or artificial?
What kind of artificial lights do you have?
What kind of camera do you have?
What is your favorite lens to use?
What is your most popular post or video?
Do you have a favorite marketing tool?
What is your biggest food failure?
Would someone like it if they liked lemons?
What is your favorite cuisine?
What would be your last meal?
What is one thing that you can’t live without in your kitchen?
What is your favorite cookbook?