Thank you so much for all of the questions via email, comments, and social media – I really appreciate them all! Connecting with readers and sharing stories really makes all the time and effort put into The Forked Spoon worthwhile.
Do you take your own food photographs?
Yes, I take all the photographs for recipes I create. However, occasionally I do a round-up post on which I feature other creative, tasty, and inspirational recipes with a few of my own mixed in – proper credit to the original creator will always be given.
What is your favorite recipe?
This is such a hard question because every recipe that I put on the site I truly love. A few of my favorite recipes that I am always making repeatedly are Jambalaya served with either a Gin and Tonic or a Margarita.
Do you work with Brands and Companies?
Yes, I do. Working with Brands/Companies that I genuinely believe in is one of the few ways to keep this website running with the many expenses: website hosting, website development, essential food blogging equipment, word press plug-ins, staff, contractors, software, photography props, etc. You can find more information about the way I collaborate with brands on my work with me page.
Is it true that you lived in Germany?
After leaving a Stanford University School of Medicine staff position, I lived as an Au Pair in Germany for 6 months in 2012. My first public blog was Lost & Found on Blogger. When I created The Forked Spoon, we imported all of those old Germany travel pages, and you can read about some of my other global travels.
Can I use your recipes or photos on my website or blog?
- Recipes: No. At this time, I do not allow republication of my post or recipe text without prior consent in any format, be it a website, social media platform, video, or in print. This means that you cannot copy and paste any part of my recipe or blog post and republish it. This action negatively impacts how The Forked Spoon is viewed by search engines and is a terrible internet practice. Also, it causes copyright issues. Please be respectful of the many years I have put into my website. If you make a recipe inspired by one from my blog, I’m so happy that you did. Please link directly to my blog post as the recipe source and ensure that nothing has been copied. If you have a specific question about the best way to cite a recipe, please feel free to email me at jessica(a)theforkedspoon.com or see my contact page.
- Photos without recipes: YES! I would be honored for you to share one of my photos with proper credit, and you do not need to email me to ask. Please credit any photo you use with two links, one back to the direct recipe post and one back to https://theforkedspoon.com
Do you have any photography or food blogging tips?
Yes, I do! I created a page specifically to answer some of the questions I am regularly asked about my photography and food blogging tips on my Essential Food Blogger Resources page.
How did The Forked Spoon come about?
You can read all about me and The Forked Spoon’s journey on my About page.