Molly Kumar shares light and healthy versions of Indian and family-favorite recipes from all over the world on her food blog, Easy Cooking with Molly.
Molly Kumar has been at home in the kitchen since she was three years old, toddling after her mother to touch all the utensils and taste all the spices she could get her hands on. She baked her first cake at five, which was when she fell in love with cooking and baking.
Molly says, “Even on the days when I’m most stressed, making a simple dish puts me in a zen state of mind.”
Raised in New Delhi, Molly and her husband now live in California, where they moved after getting married.
Today, Molly blogs about recipes inspired by her travels around the world. She strives to make delicious, everyday meals that are easy to prepare, a feast for the eyes, and easy on the budget.
Molly Kumar Show Notes – Ep 073
Easy Cooking with Molly
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Camera and Lens:
What did you do before you became a food blogger?
Did you start the blog before you quit your job?
Why did you start the blog?
How did you pick the name of your food blog?
Can you remember the names you used to giggle at?
Do you think at some point you will change it or do you think it’s stuck now?
Where were you born?
When did you come to the states?
Do you have family here?
When you first started, how many times a week did you publish a post?
What days do you post?
Why did you pick those days?
How many drafts do you have in place to be published right now?
Talk about why you have so many?
Once you started, how long did it take for you to start making money?
Did you start right away on WP.org or a different platform?
Why did it take you so long?
Was it the type of thing where you had to copy and paste over or was it a switch you could press to migrate it over?
And you didn’t have any problems once you did?
What is the best thing that you’ve done for your blog?
What theme do you have now?
Do you have anybody that helps you with your company?
When did you first find that you needed the help?
How many iterations of the website have you had?
From start to finish, how long does it take you to photograph an average recipe?
Do you do process shots?
What do you think is the hardest thing you’ve found about blogging?
Do you mean pitching to brands?
What do you love about blogging?
Is your husband a foodie and think and talk about food as much as you do?
What is your favorite social media platform and why?
Why do you say love/hate?
Is there any advice that someone who knows blogging gave you that you wish you had listened to?
What do you use for backgrounds?
Do you use natural light or artificial?
What kind of camera do you have?
Do you know the make?
You didn’t have a DSLR before this?
What prompted you to get the DSLR then?
What is your most popular post?
Did you ever have a viral moment?
What was the Thanksgiving post that went viral?
Is there anything that your fans or other bloggers would be surprised to hear about you?
What is your biggest food failure?
Do you think he really thought that or was he just saying it to you?
What is your favorite cuisine?
What would be your last meal?
What is one thing you can’t live without in your kitchen?
Do you have a favorite cookbook?
Haha! Molly was a lot of fun Elaine! Great interview!
Thanks Beth! I appreciate it.
That was a fun interview, Elaine. I cannot believe she used the iPhone all this time. Loved the blog names she never used LOL
Thanks so much Laura! Molly was a hoot!
Thanks so much for interviewing me and it was so much fun. Love your podcasts and such an honor to be in one 🙂
It was my pleasure Molly! I had a lot of fun with you!