Sonja Overhiser is co-founder of A Couple Cooks food blog, author of Pretty Simple Cooking, and host of A Couple Cooks podcast.
Sonja Overhiser is a dreamer and a doer, and author of the cookbook Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best vegetarian cookbooks” by Epicurious. A professional writer and recipe developer, her vegetable forward recipes are inspired by seasonal produce and adventures traveling the globe everywhere from Mexico to the Mediterranean. Fueled by her passion for connecting people with recipes and information on how to learn to cook, she and her husband Alex founded the popular food blog A Couple Cooks, where they advocate for a healthy approach to cooking, celebrate creativity and connection, and champion the power of gatherings to bring us together.
Sonja also hosts the A Couple Cooks Podcast, featuring interviews with leading authors, chefs, entrepreneurs, and food personalities.
Sonja has developed recipes and acted as on screen host for videos for a long list of national brands including ALDI, Stonyfield, and Kroger. Featured everywhere from the TODAY Show to Oprah to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Sonja is passionate about community, unity, and empowering women entrepreneurs. She speaks at events empowering women in business and is co-founder of Indy Women in Food, an organization to support women working in the food industry in Indianapolis. You’ll find her also geeking out about mentorship, creativity, sustainability, food access, and social justice.
Mama to an adventurous and food loving toddler Larson, Sonja lives in Indianapolis with her husband Alex. Her obsessions include craft coffee, farmer’s markets, B Corps, rosé, the Mediterranean, good conversation, and making the world a better place. Her favorite phrase is, “Pitch me your good idea, and let’s make it happen.”
Sonja Overhiser Show Notes
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Camera and Lens:
What did you do before you became a food blogger?
How did that opportunity arise?
What did you play?
Why did you start blogging?
When did you start your blog?
How did you pick the name of your food blog?
Can you remember some of the other names you were throwing around?
When you first started, how many times a week did you publish a post?
How many do you do now?
How does it work between the two of you?
Do you have anybody that helps you with the business?
How many drafts do you have ready to be published right now?
What is the best thing that you did for your blog?
From start to finish, how long does it take you to photograph a recipe?
What is the hardest thing you find about blogging?
Do you belong to any social sharing groups on Facebook?
What do you love about blogging?
In recipe development, do you come up against anything you clash about?
Is there any advice that someone who knows blogging gave you that you wish you had heeded?
Can you give advice to someone just starting out or in the first year or two of blogging?
What do you use for backgrounds?
Do you use natural light or artificial?
What kind of camera do you have?
Is there a reason you switched over to Sony?
What is your most popular post?
What is your biggest food failure?
What is your favorite cuisine?
What is one thing you can’t live without in your kitchen?