Meet Laura Tobin, your Guardian Angel in the kitchen. With 200 recipes and over 50 videos showing how to make traditional Mediterranean dishes, she can motivate even the most reluctant cooks!
Laura Tobin is an Italian national growing up in Rome and vacationing in Southern Italy, Laura’s passion for food and cooking began as a child, when she accompanied her mother to Cordon Bleu cooking classes. Those early experiences fueled an ongoing love of food and launched her inspiring culinary journey.
As an adult, Laura has traveled the world, whether for pleasure or to relocate to foreign countries. With each new culture came a new and intriguing cuisine to discover and master.
Eventually settling in the Côte d’Azur, married and with two young boys, Laura started an English-language food blog to share her favorite Mediterranean recipes with friends. She named it Your Guardian Chef.
Little did she know then, that what began as an impassioned hobby would one day become her own ‘guardian angel’, helping her to find focus and heal following the sudden loss of her husband in 2018.
In the wake of tragedy, Laura took a step back to adjust to her new life as a single mother of two teenage boys. She found comfort in cooking and before long, found herself in front of her laptop, intent on re-energizing her hobby. In the space of just five months, her renewed attention to the blog has seen it grow by fifty percent, her Facebook followers double and her videos explode with views and shares.
With a new puppy by her side, and a burgeoning blog in her lap, we are delighted to invite Laura to share her story and her passion with the Dishing with Delishes audience.
Laura Tobin Show Notes
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What did you do before you became a food blogger?
You had a tragedy in your life, how did it impact you in blogging?
You took a little break from blogging, is that right?
Do you think that having the time and the space to look and evaluate your blog that catapulted you closer to your goals?
Let’s talk about video, I know that has been successful for you. So do you want to talk about how you came about that?
Why did you start blogging?
When did you start blogging?
How did you pick the name of your food blog?
When you first started, how many times a week did you publish a post?
How many do you publish now?
What is the best thing you have done for your blog?
Do you do a video for every one of your recipes?
From start to finish, how long does it take you to photograph a recipe?
What is the hardest thing you find about blogging?
What do you love about blogging?
What kind of camera do you use?
Do you use a tripod?
Do you use your gimbal often?
What is your most popular post?
What is your biggest food failure?
What is your favorite cuisine?
What would be your last meal?
What kind of pizza?
What is one thing that you can’t live without in your kitchen?
Do you have a favorite cookbook?
How many languages do you speak?