It’s time for another Faces Behind the Food interview today! Meet Tabitha Nelson of Tabitha Talks Food. Tabitha’s blog has some delicious recipes on it, and the photographs just makes me drool.
I’ll let Tabitha say a little bit about herself, and then we’ll get on with the interview!
IN HER WORDS: TABITHA NELSON OF WWW.TABITHATALKSFOOD.COM
My name is Tabitha and I’m behind the blog of Tabitha Talks Food! I’ve always enjoyed cooking and I started getting better at it halfway through college. I would spend hours browsing recipes and looking at amazing photos that would make my mouth water and learned that “food blogging” was a thing.
I always gravitated towards recipes that didn’t require many ingredients and recipes that were easy to follow and didn’t contain difficult and tedious instructions. I became more confident with my cooking and found that I loved cooking for people.
People would ask for my recipes so I had the idea of creating a food blog to keep all of my recipes in one place. I’ve also always enjoyed photography and thought it would be the perfect fit to combine two of my passions.
The recipes on my website contain dinner dishes, appetizers, side dishes, snacks, and breakfast with easy to find ingredients.
URVASHI: What ingredient can you not live without?
Tabitha: Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I use it in almost every single recipe that cooks on the stove or the oven.
URVASHI: What is your greatest kitchen extravagance?
Tabitha: My rice cooker! It leaves more room for me to cook on the stove. One button and 20 minutes later, the rice is ready!
URVASHI: Who do you cook for?
Tabitha: Myself, close friends and family. And lucky coworkers get leftovers 🙂
URVASHI: Which living chef do you most admire?
Tabitha: Trisha Yearwood, Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay, Pioneer Woman. They all use easy ingredients and have many quick recipes that I love!
URVASHI: Which do you love more when you blog? Photos or words?
Tabitha: Photos. The appetizing photos are what makes me want to cook a recipe so I spend more energy making the food look as yummy as it tastes! 🙂
URVASHI: If you were to die and come back in a certain era, what would it be?
Tabitha: I was born in the 80’s but I would want to live as an adult in the 80’s because of the music and the fun clothing!
URVASHI: Who cleans up your dishes?
Tabitha: Unfortunately, I do 🙁
URVASHI: What do you value most in bloggers?
Tabitha: The independence to design something the way you want it to look. The dedication to continue mastering something that is meaningful to them, no matter how many other bloggers there are.
URVASHI: What music do you listen to when you cook?
Tabitha: Everything! Most of the time I listen to upbeat music. I love jamming to 80’s and 90’s music too!
URVASHI: What is one of your “hidden gem” recipes? One you know people will love if they try it?
Tabitha: My mom taught me how to make Filipino Chicken Adobo and it’s easy and sooo good! http://www.tabithatalksfood.com/one-pot-chicken-adobo/
URVASHI: Where can readers follow you?
Tabitha: I’m all over the place!