Pina Bresciani began her eponymous food and culture blog in 2015, focusing on authentic Italian cooking with a west coast contemporary twist. Since then, she has steadily grown her following and her audience engagement each year.
Pina was born in Canada, but grew up in Canada and Italy, where she spent childhood summers in her mom’s hometown of Sperlonga. Deeply steeped in Italian food, language, and culture, Pina’s philosophy is centered around creating content that comes from the heart, with an aim to inspire her followers to try her recipes and share them with their friends and family.
In addition to her growing recipe and lifestyle site, Pina has a well-established Instagram presence. She provides her followers with amazing food ideas intertwined with a personal touch through sharing background stories about her recipes, her family, and her favorite spots in Italy.
Pina has been featured in major publications such as Buzzfeed and Popsugar. Many of her followers have written her to express gratitude that they could connect with her recipes and learn more about Italian cooking.
Pina lives with her husband, Ben, in Vancouver.
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Pina Bresciani show notes
- Olive oil
- Espresso machine
- Foodtography school
- Composition Essentials
- Lightroom Magic
- Capture by Lucy
- Joanie Simon’s Flash Course
- Italia Squisita
What did you do before you started food blogging?
Did you go to school for that?
Do you feel like it gave you an advantage when you started your blog?
Do the people that you work for know you’re a food blogger?
Why did you start blogging?
Is Pina your full name?
When did you start blogging?
Did you take classes in photography?
How did you pick the name of your food blog?
How many years was it before you changed the name?
When you first started, how many times a year did you publish a post?
How many drafts do you have in place to be published right now?
It doesn’t make you nervous at all?
Once you started, how long did it take you to start making money?
What is the best thing you’ve done for the blog?
Where in your house do you photograph your recipes?
What is the hardest thing you find about blogging?
What do you love about blogging?
What do you use for backgrounds?
Where do you store your backdrops and other things?
Do you use natural or artificial light?
What kind of camera do you have?
Will stick with Sony as well?
What is your go-to lens to use?
What is the most surprising thing that you’ve found since you started blogging?
What is your biggest food failure?
What is your favorite cuisine?
What would you order at a restaurant?
What is one thing you can’t live without in your kitchen?
Do you have a favorite cookbook?