Kevin O’Leary wanted to devote a blog to encompass the food he personally loves but doesn’t quite fit with his popular blog Kevin is Cooking. His new blog, Silk Road Recipes, covers the cuisine that can be found all along the Silk Road.
New blog, new lease on life
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 first food blog, Kevin Is Cooking, in 2014 to share his inspiration and help busy people get that meal on the table.
After Kevin realized that he was cooking and publishing recipes he wanted to instead of what his readers were gravitating to, which is Tex-Mex, Mexican, grilling and BBQ, he changed gears to give them what they wanted.
But that left out a part of Kevin’s culinary experience that he still wanted to express. So, after tossing around the idea for many years, Kevin decided to start his second blog in October of 2020. Silk Road Recipes focuses on recipes that he has always loved and has been making and perfecting for many years.
Kevin got his inspiration from his many trips to a lot of the countries along the Silk Road and wants to excite others to enjoy the meals that he has come to love.
From condiments, to spice blends, to appetizers, to full meals, Silk Road Recipes has it all. He’s focused on expanding the content and helping his new readers find that cooking doesn’t have to be difficult and life is too short to be bland.
Silk Road Recipes show notes
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Camera and lenses:
- NerdPress – Andrew Wilder
- Casey Markee
- Artificial Academy – Flash Photography by Joanie Simon
Kevin is Cooking:
Silk Road Recipes:
Why did you start a second food blog?
Did you feel on some level that a part of your personality wasn’t being shown on Kevin is Cooking?
Have you been down that road?
Were you nervous at all about getting traffic to the new site?
Did you have Andrew from NerdPress transfer over those recipes you wanted on the new blog?
Can you tell me what a normal week is for you with both blogs?
And when do you get to sleep?
How did your move from San Diego to the Portland area go?
I know you’re on AdThrive for Kevin is Cooking, but I see you are on AdThrive for Silk Road Recipes, how did that come about?
You talk about the light up in Portland and I don’t picture it being light for long…
Do you love flash?
How many recipes do you do on Kevin is Cooking and how many on the new blog?
Since it is a second blog and you know what you know about photography, I feel you shot right out of the gate, do you think that’s how it was?
Was the audit with the #1 and #2 pages of Google with Casey?
You mention the copywriter, do you also have a VA?
Are there any changes in your camera or lenses since we last spoke?
What is your most popular post on each blog?
What has been the best blogging investment that you’ve made and what has been a waste of money?
What has been your biggest food failure?
Do you eat the failures even though they are clunkers?
What is one thing you can’t live without in your kitchen?
Another great episode! LOVED it!! Thanks 🙂
Thanks so much Sandra. I appreciate it!