10 Things You Should Know About Food Bloggers

I recently came across this post by Not Quite Nigella about 10 Things You Should Know About Food Bloggers and I just had to share it because it is so TRUE!

And sadly if you do know me in real life, I think many of you will find that most if not all of the 10 things hold true for me. Let me know if you find yourselves nodding when thinking about my eating habits as you read on!

1. Be prepared to eat early. Like a reverse Vampire, we love the light as more light means better photos. Eating dinner at 4pm? Sure, no problem, the light will be good then. Similarly, you’ll also find us seated near the window more often than not as the light is better there and we only use Flash in extreme circumstances or in closed blogger-friendly company.

2. We’re shy and hate to be stared at, especially while we are taking photos. However if it’s something exciting, we retreat into a haze and snap away uncaring. That’s called the “Paparazzi Brangelina moment”, when we descend into a frenzy of snapping.

3. Most people react to romantic lighting positively. Not the food blogger. We will utter things such as “crap, not this moody, romantic lighting again. What about my photos!”. Because as you know, it’s all about the photos ;)

4. We love to share food. The equation is straightforward: the more food shared, the more food sampled and the more we can write about.

5. If invited somewhere, we’ll usually bring something as it gives us an excuse to make something for our blog. However this is not catch free. A cake might have a slice taken out of it for photographic reasons although it may be put back into place. Try not to stare and pretend the piece wasn’t cut. Please. We feel weird enough as it is.

6. We love to choose where to eat out. Please let us choose – food is our life and we will painstakingly research places. We may also send through copious links and print out menus. It’s a compulsion. Just take them smiling and back away if you need to. Oh and trust us, the place may look weird/seedy but the food will be good.

7. If you ever want to give a gift, give food. Something unusual, hard to get or exotic is wonderful. Or something fresh from your garden. Oh and chocolates are always the safest bet. We are easy to please.

8. Dinner out with us in a restaurant is an experience. It can either go well and can be an interesting experience or it can go badly. Embarrassing sometimes if you aren’t used to the excessive photo taking. But it’s never boring. Badly is when a chef comes out to yell at us for taking photos or something similar. Good is when you get an extra dessert or when the chef comes out to say hello or explain how they’ve made something.

9. If you dine with us, you’ll learn the art of patience. Yes we even want to photograph the bread and butter. Food is better a bit colder right? Or so we’d like to convince you.

10. It’s hard once you get into the habit, for us to not take photos of the food that we eat. I’ve only eaten out once and not taken a photo. And it hurt. That’s when the handy iPhone 4s comes in very useful when it’s too awkward to whip out the dslr!

Hmmm…I think Im guilty most of #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10… Oh wait, that’s all of them! >< I think now everyone is going to think twice before asking me out to eat because of my weird quirky habits.

Click here for the full post by Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella as I have edited some parts. Enjoy!

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2 Responses to 10 Things You Should Know About Food Bloggers

  1. Mable says:

    haha! such a cute article :) but definitely don’t mind #6 cos that just means more yummy new food places to be introduced to!

    • admin says:

      Hee. Cute right? But it’s comforting to know that Im not the only weird person out there and there is actually a group of people similar to my quirky eating habits! LOL!

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