Manali Singh is the author, recipe developer and photographer behind the Cook With Manali food blog, where she shares easy vegetarian meals. Her debut cookbook, Indian Vegetarian Cooking With Your Instant Pot®, was released in the fall of 2018.
Born and raised in India, Manali Singh started her food blog in 2013 when she moved to the US on a visa that didn’t allow her to work. But what started as a way to kill time, quickly became a full-time gig. Her work has been featured on BuzzFeed, MSN, Yahoo and other influential websites.
Manali lives with her husband in beautiful Seattle. She enjoys watching Bollywood movies in her free time.
Manali Singh Show Notes
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What did you do before you became a food blogger?
When you said you studied medical, did you try to be a doctor?
Did you enjoy research?
Where in India did you come from?
Why 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 drafts do you have in place to be published right now?
You mean one recipe not one week?
Do you make up a draft when you get an idea or recipe test but there isn’t any content in it?
How many days a week do you cook for the blog?
What day is it?
Once you started, how long did it take you to start making money?
Was it frustrating not being able to make money while you were first living here?
What was the best thing you’ve done for your blog?
Do you have anybody that helps you with your blog?
When did you first find that you needed the help?
Where in your house do you photograph recipes?
How far is it from your kitchen?
From start to finish, how long does it take you to photograph an average recipe?
What is the hardest thing you find about blogging?
What do you love about blogging?
What is your favorite social media platform and why?
Is there any advice that someone who knows blogging gave you that you wish you had listened to?
What do you use for backgrounds?
Do you use natural light or artificial?
What kind of camera do you have?
What’s your favorite lens to use?
Do you use it exclusively or do you use some of the other ones as well?
Do you use a tripod?
Does your family know what you do or do they think you just post pictures of food?
What is your most popular post?
Do you have a favorite marketing tool?
What is the most surprising thing that you’ve found since you started blogging?
What is your biggest food failure?
What is your favorite cuisine?
What’s your favorite Indian dish?
What would be your last meal?
What is one thing you can’t live without in your kitchen?
Do you have a favorite cookbook?