Whether in the kitchen or at the grill, you’ll find Kevin O’Leary whipping up quick mid-week meals, comfort food goodness and tasty desserts to share on his popular food blog, Kevin Is Cooking.
Kevin O’Leary was bitten by the cooking bug as a teenager. He went on to work in restaurants and the catering industry but although Life intervened, he never really stepped away from the stove.
Now Kevin lives the cooking life every day, inspired by his international pantry and by his ongoing effort to put a fresh spin on classic recipes.
Kevin founded his food blog, Kevin Is Cooking, in 2014 to share his inspiration and help busy people get that meal on the table. Thrown into the mix are recipes to make health a priority when indulgence calls. At those times when he caves in to his sweet tooth, Kevin shares with neighbors and friends.
In the end, Kevin’s story is about one couple’s efforts to eat together despite their different diets. Occasionally, he shares a behind‑the‑scenes view of what it’s like to cook for two people with different dietary needs; one a “big, bold flavors” kind of guy with a sweet tooth (Kevin!) and the other a “big, bold flavors” kind of Type II diabetic (Kevin’s partner, Dave).
Kevin is passionate about delicious meals that are sometimes health conscious and sometimes indulgent – because life’s too short to be bland!
Kevin O’Leary Show Notes
Kevin Is Cooking
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Nopoleto – Gonzalo Guzman
Jerusalem – Yotam Ottolenghi
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aputure Light Dome
Aputure Light Dome mini
What did you do before you became a food blogger?
Do you work at the blog full time or do you still have the graphic design job?
When you left your job as a graphic designer, was it scary?
How did you pick the name of your food blog?
When you first started, how many times a week did you publish a post?
When you were posting every day or every other day, did you write long posts or was it just a recipe?
After you started, how long did it take for you to start making money?
Who did your audit for you?
Do you have people who help you with your company?
How many iterations of the website have you had?
What do you think is the hardest thing about food blogging?
Do you use a tool for that or do you set a timer, or just keep your eye on the clock?
When you talked about an editorial calendar is that the spreadsheet or do you use something?
What is your favorite social media platform and why?
What kind of camera do you have?
Did you have a viral moment?
What is your most popular post?
What can’t you live without in your kitchen?
Was it hard getting into video, did you take a class?
What kind of artificial lights do you have?
Do you have any advice to someone just starting out?
What is your biggest food failure?
What is your favorite cuisine?
What is your favorite dish?
Great podcast Elaine, as I said…get started with videos. Even if I am now so busy that I need to catch up on all your past episodes. Kevin says it all, I think he is definitely a role model to follow. He is focused and very organized. I definitely need to follow his example and keep a tight schedule.
I agree. I’m going to start asap! And I look forward to it!
This is a very good one! I do spreadsheets for everything too! I have to get back doing recipes!