These are just some of the questions that we’ve been asked most frequently. 🙂
When did this blog start and what drove you to write about food?
We started this blog back in 2010 mainly as a place for us to share our own recipes. Since 99% of the time when we dine out, we go for places we haven’t been to before, we decided to share our own restaurant reviews on the blog too.
Truth be told, it was only a few years ago when our palates started to crave for new dining experiences. We started venturing out to discover flavors we have not savored before. We have become more adventurous when it comes to food, enjoying dining experiences we usually wouldn’t regard as appetizing or satisfying for us. Through this blog, we aim to continuously challenge ourselves and learn more about food and cooking; not just Filipino dishes, but flavors from around the world. 🙂
Why did you name the blog Certified Foodies?
It actually started with the concept for the design of our logo (stamped look). We have this insatiable curiosity when it comes to food and cooking, so we thought the blog name suits us. We also had The Burp Society in mind at that time. We’re thinking that, eventually, we’ll share this blog with fellow foodies. 🙂
What is a foodie in your opinion?
Some people hate the word ‘foodie’ or being called one, but for us, it’s simply someone who loves food, and has this unending desire to learn all about it, to experience different dining pleasures, and to discover new flavors. Basically, a foodie is someone who’s always on the lookout for good food.
Who takes care of what on your blog?
Mhel: Who writes what on the blog depends on who we feel has more passion for what the post is about. For instance, Ken loves Italian cuisine, so he’s almost always the one reviewing Italian restaurants. I’m into comfort food, so expect me to mostly write about that.
Since Ken is a chef, 90% of the recipes on the blog are prepared by him. The rest are from me and our nanay. 🙂
We both take photos for the blog, and I post-process them. I also take care of the technical side (maintenance and design) of the blog.
What camera/s are you using for your photos?
We have a Nikon D3100 and a Nikon D3200 that we usually take photos with. However, we don’t like lugging them around, and we also have many unplanned food trips, so we use our phones (S3 and iPhone 5s) instead.
Do you edit or post-process your photos?
Yes, we do! The main reason behind this is we’re not into spending too much time and equipment on taking food photos, except when we’re cooking at home. Photoshop and Lightroom have been quite helpful. 🙂 Watch out for our tips on taking food photos soon!
Do you do meet-ups?
YES! You should check out The Burp Society! We even had this super fun baking class. 🙂
What are your future plans for the blog?
Since The Burp Society has been successful in getting us together with fellow foodies (and we’ve got more meet-ups planned!), we’re now inviting those who are interested in writing about food to join us here on the blog. We’ll post more details about this soon! 🙂