Meeta Arora is the author, recipe developer and food photographer behind the Piping Pot Curry blog, where she shares quick and easy recipes made using the instant pot and other gadgets in the modern kitchen.
Meeta Arora is a former product specialist by profession and a foodie at heart. She strongly believes that each one of us has a chef inside us; we just need some inspiration to explore the ingredients and create great food.
Meeta grew up in Mumbai, a melting pot for people from all over India and a place where food defines culture. There she learned to cook from her mom, a wonderful cook who made the effort to pass down her love for cooking to her daughter. Meeta shares recipes for a variety of cuisines from all around the world but Indian food has always been closest to her heart.
Meeta currently lives in California with her husband and beautiful daughter.
Meeta Arora Show Notes
Piping Pot Curry
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Camera and Lenses:
Sony Next 5R
Best Ever Backdrops
What did you do before you became a blogger?
Is there a reason why you started a food blog over any other blog?
How long did it take you to actually feel proficient in the kitchen?
When did you start blogging?
How did you pick the name of your food blog?
Do you find you have to explain that or does no one ask questions?
When you first started, how many times a week did you publish a post?
And so you publish two again or just one now?
When you decided to quit your job and learn more about blogging, what did you do to go about learning more?
How many drafts do you have ready to be published right now?
Do you have your husband or anybody look over the blog or edit it?
Do you have anybody that helps you with the blog?
How many iterations of the website have you had?
From start to finish, how long does it take you to photograph a recipe?
Do you do the video at the same time that you photograph?
Do you do process shots?
What do you think the hardest thing you find about blogging?
What do you love about blogging?
Do you do your own SEO?
Is there any advice that someone gave you that you wish you had listened to?
What is your favorite social media platform and why?
What do you use for backgrounds?
Have you used them yet?
Do you like them?
Do you use natural light or artificial?
What kind of camera do you have?
Why did you chose to go to a Canon over the Sony?
What is your favorite lens to use?
Do you have a favorite marketing tool that helps make it easier for your blog?
I’ve heard of later, do you have the paid version or the free version?
What is your most popular post?
What is your biggest food failure?
Can you remember the ingredient you substituted?
Did it come out crumbly or like a brick?
What is your favorite cuisine to eat?
What’s your favorite Indian dish?
What would be your last meal?
What is one thing you can’t live without in your kitchen?