Who’s blogging: I’m Eva Smith, an IT architect with a passion for food, technology and community building.
Explain your blog name: The name Tech Food Life Magazine was inspired by my desire to share my opinions on technology and my mother’s delicious recipes. It seemed natural to just name the website after the topics that I’m most passionate about!
Blogging since: 2006
Blogging from: I blog from home in Southern California
Most popular post: My most popular post is a recipe for Mexican chicken soup –– otherwise known as caldo de pollo. Yum!
What you’ve learned about food while blogging: The ingredients of a recipe each have unique aromas and flavors to make food savory. When given an option, always choose fresh organic ingredients to bring out the best flavor. Support your local organic farmers markets and shop for fresh ingredients, grind your own pepper, grate your own cheese and make your own chile by roasting peppers, tomatoes and garlic. When it comes to food, fresh is always best. I’ve also learned that it takes a long time to create and prepare a Latin recipe. Behind the scenes there is a lot of planning in preparing the food ingredients, tasting and photography of final dishes.
Where do you get inspiration for your posts? My biggest inspiration often comes from a desire to recreate a recipe I tasted in my mother’s kitchen, a restaurant or local food event.
What have you learned from blogging? With patience and determination anyone can reach their blogging goals. Blogging can also opens doors to opportunities such as freelance writing or dream jobs in new media!
Where else can we find you online? I’ve had the honor on being featured several well known online and print publications writing on everything from culture, parenting and food, and I hope to ramp up the number for this year as well. I’ve been featured on USA Today, Voxxi and was named “Best Lifestyle Blog” by Latina magazine.