If you have a food blog or have ever thought about starting one, or even if you just like food, you’re going to love today’s podcast. That’s because today I’m talking with the talented and vivacious Kelly Senyei, professional chef, food blogger, on-camera host, and author.
I’m so excited to share with you my chat with Kelly Senyei. Kelly shares how she first became interested in food at a young age (hint: it has something to do with monster cookies), and how she cultivated that throughout the years and eventually went to culinary school to become a professional chef. But she didn’t stop there. She also has a master’s degree in broadcast journalism and has worked with places like The Food Network and Conde Nast. You might know her from her wildly popular food blog Just A Taste (see the link below).
Kelly has quite a commute – traveling between Los Angeles and New York. Remind me to never complain about my commute again! In fact, Kelly shares her tips on staying organized while being so busy. In fact, she loves to encourage others who are also involved in the food blogging community. It’s one of the reasons she wrote the book Food Blogging for Dummies.
Featured Content – Interview with Kelly Senyei
Here are some of the highlights of my discussion with Kelly:
- How Kelly became fascinated with cooking and decided to go to culinary school.
- How the courage to speak up and put yourself out there can launch a career into another stratosphere. Seriously, that’s what happened to Kelly and we talk about that along with how important it is to take risks.
- The book she wrote, Food Blogging for Dummies, and how it impacted her career as a food blogger.
- How Kelly is a self-trained photographer and how she shoots her posts for her food blog (workout gear is required!).
- Kelly shares her favorite tip to stay organized when traveling a lot.
- Kelly’s thoughts on how food connects people in so many ways.
- The importance of an editorial calendar in blogging.
- Why perfectionism can get in the way of being a creative food blogger.
- Finally, we talk a little about inspiration and what inspires Kelly each day.
This episode includes references to several resources you might find interesting. Here they are:
- Looking for a fast way to stay on top of the current events? Marly recommends theSkimm as part of her Tips & Tricks segment. Click on the link to check it out and sign up yourself.
- Check out the book Food Blogging for Dummies, by Kelly Senyei
- Kelly’s food blog, Just A Taste
- Here’s that Leftover Cranberry Sauce and Apple Crisp recipe that Kelly mentions and had me drooling over!
- Here are other ways to interact with Kelly: Just A Taste on Instagram, Just A Taste on Facebook, Just a Taste on Twitter, and one of my favorites, the Just a Taste YouTube Channel.
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- Check out the other Namely Marly Podcast episodes.
- The next episode will feature my interview with Julie Morgenstern, author, time management guru, and a “getting organized” genius. Seriously. The USA Today dubbed her “the queen of putting peoples’ lives in order.” Planning to make organization and time management a part of your New Year’s resolutions? Listen to this interview with Julie first.
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That’s it for today’s podcast. As always, thanks so much for joining in the discussion!