Thank you so much for all of the questions via email, comments, and social media – I really do appreciate them all! Connecting with readers and sharing stories really makes this all the time and effort put into The Forked Spoon worthwhile.
Here are some questions which come my way often:
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, 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 for me to answer because every recipe that I put on the site I truly love. A few of the recipes I’m always making over and over is my Jambalaya Recipe served with a refreshing Gin and Tonic.
Do you work with Brands and Companies?
Yes, I do. Working with Brands/Companies that I truly believe in is one of the few ways I am able to keep this website running with the many expenses that entails – website hosting, website development, essential food blogging equipment, word press plug-ins, staff, 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?
Yes, after leaving a staff position at Stanford University School of Medicine, 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 type of action negatively impacts how The Forked Spoon is viewed by search engines and is very bad 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, 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
- 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 here 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.