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Heather Chase of www.theculinarychase.com

This Week’s Friday Finds features Heather Chase of www.theculinarychase.com in a delicious interview on her unique website that features her foodie experiences in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok. What led you to start www.theculinarychase.com and when did you start www.theculinarychase .com?

I was living in Hong Kong and had just come back from a trip to Nova Scotia, Canada. I was inspired by the foodie culture there and wanted to write about it but unsure what form that would be. A friend of mine said I should start a food blog. That was in 2006 and back then food blogs were just getting started. I had no idea at the time what a food blog was but sleuth-ed the internet for ideas.

I love the name of your website, and I am just curious how you arrived at “www.theculinarychase.com” for a name?

My husband said my food blog should incorporate my surname and he coined the name ‘The Culinary Chase’ while we were in a coffee shop in Hong Kong. My blog went live in August 2006.

What is your favorite aspect of managing www.theculinarychase.com?

Freedom to write and photograph what I love doing - cooking.

What have you learned the most from opening www.theculinarychase.com?

I’m a self-taught cook and initially I wanted to blog about food and the health benefits derived from it. But as I posted, I noticed people really liked the ‘how to’ posts: simple, everyday tasks in the kitchen that I take for granted and assume everyone knows how to do it. I try to keep my posts simple, easy to make, and always share a tip or two.

What tips and ideas do you have for other’s who would like to start a similar, food-centered website?

Do what makes you smile. It will come through in every post you write and make sure you have good photos. Everyone likes a story.

What are your favorite features of www.theculinarychase.com?

Gosh, there are so many over the years. I think my style, though, has evolved from the early days, and I didn’t really get my photography skills up to snuff until 5 years ago. I still struggle with photography sometimes as I am shooting as it comes out of the oven or off the stove. My husband is patient when I tell him I’m going to take photos of the food before we eat.

What is at the heart of www.theculinarychase.com that you want your visitors to take home?

What I answered in the question regarding tips and ideas for those who want to start a food blog:

Do what makes you smile. It will come through in every post you write and make sure you have good photos. Everyone likes a story.

Heather Chase and her website, www.theculinarychase.com, can be followed on Twitter https://twitter. com/culinarychase, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theculinarychase/, and Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/heatherchase/.

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