Mike & Patty Hultquist are the power couple behind the spicy food paradise, Chili Pepper Madness, where bold, vibrant flavors of all types come to life.
Mike Hultquist is the cook and crazy wild chilihead, and Patty Hultquist is the photographer and official taste tester for the Chili Pepper Madness food blog. Together they are the team that brings you zesty fare from around the world.
Mike is the author of The Spicy Food Lovers’ Cookbook and The Spicy Dehydrator Cookbook. He considers himself a “gourmet chilihead,” cooking up a range of foods from zesty Cajun cuisine to hot and spicy Thai and American cuisine to the hottest of the hot and anywhere in between. He has a deep passion for sauces and hot sauces and anything with big flavor.
Patty is a “converted chilihead,” who gained a passion for spicy foods over the years and now can’t get enough of them. Together, the Hultquists offer a perfect balance of fiery and flavor.
Mike & Patty Hultquist Show Notes
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What did you do before you became a food blogger?
Did you design your website?
How does it differ?
You own that business?
What’s going to happen to it?
Is it going to be a relief to just do blogging from now on?
Why did you start blogging?
Is that website still up?
Can you tell me the year when you started blogging?
Do you think changing that from Jumla to wordpress is why it exploded?
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?
Once you started, how long did it take for you to start making money?
What is the best thing that you’ve done for your blog?
When did you start doing recipes?
Do you have anybody that helps you with your company?
When did you find that you needed that help?
Where in your house do you photography your recipes?
So how far do you have to walk?
What is the hardest thing you find about blogging?
What do you love about blogging?
What do you use for backgrounds?
Do you use natural light or artificial?
When you cook do you batch cook or cook everyday?
What kind of camera do you have?
What’s your favorite lens to use?
Do you use a tripod?
Since you work together do you butt heads much?
What is your most popular post?
Do you have a favorite marketing tool?
What’s the most surprising thing you’ve found since you started blogging?
What’s your biggest food failure?
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 about you Patty?
What is your favorite cookbook?
What is your favorite cocktail to make?