Weekend Talks

In conversation with Reetika Anand, Food Blogger

One of the most famous Food Bloggers in India with over 94k followers on Instagram, she has got covered everything for you. Let’s get more food blogging insights from her.

In a conversation with Roving Savant, Foodie Reetika Anand spoke about her food blogging journey, food habits and shared her some useful and interactive tips about food blogging.

  • Please introduce yourself – where are you from? How long have you been blogging?What made you decide to start a food blog?

Hello to all lovely foodies out there. I am Reetika Anand born and brought up in a loud Delhi Punjabi family. I have been blogging on Instagram for over 2.5 years and now we are gradually expanding. During my graduation days, I was going through bit of a rough patch and needed something to keep myself occupied over a longer duration of time. I was bouncing off ideas with an old friend when he suggested to explore my interest in food a bit more and hence the idea of food blogging was conceived.

  • What is your favorite food of all time?

Oh this is a huge list I must say : Being a punjabi I am fond of Rajma Chawal , Butter Chicken with Garlic Naan, Moongi ki Dal, Kadhai Paneer.
Rest I really like : Masala Dosa , Tandoori Momos, Pizza , Chicken Tikka.

  • What is your food blog name? Is there any story behind keeping this name?

The name is @tempting_tales.
Humme follow nai karoge? (Won’t you follow us?)
There is no story as such, it just came to my mind when I was making the page in its initial day.

  • Is blogging your profession or just a hobby? Does your family support you? Whatʼs their take on this?

I would say itʼs a hobby that has become my passion. But by profession I am a quality analyst in an IT firm. My family has been extremely supportive about it. They let me do all sorts of experiments in the kitchen. They are also my chief food tasters and provide me with an honest feedback. They find it a unique concept but they are extremely satisfied because I am doing it as a side hobby along with my 9 to 5 job.

  • What one piece of advice do you wish you would had when you first started food blogging?

That you need to be very active over social media.

  • What do you think is the best strategy for getting more likes and viewers on your account?

Be consistent, donʼt give up, come up with something fresh every time

  • How has your journey been so far? What was your approach towards receiving invitations from different food outlets? Describe your first experience when you received an invitation from a restaurant and how did you carry forward your journey?

The journey has been a roller coaster ride. I have come across so many people that have taught me so much over the past years. The very first collaboration, I got was an invite from a small bakery near my house. I went over there and tasted a couple of items and gave my honest review to them. It was a new experience in itself.

  • What is that one advice or tip you would like to give to other food bloggers or
    beginners who are new to this field?

Be active over social media, engage with fellow bloggers, collaborate with fellow bloggers, make your own content be innovative.

  • What according to you are the top 3 essential characteristics that youʼd
    look for in a restaurant while visiting it for the first time?

1. How humble the staff is. That speaks volume about the basic roots of the resturant.
2. The menu details amaze me, I always like places that have detailed menus.
3. How much the price of a dish justifies the presentation, taste, quality and quantity of the dish.

  • Whatʼs your idea on having your own food outlet? Does your food blogging support you in terms of money?

I have been doing a lot of research to open something of my own but itʼs extremely difficult due to the level of competition and investment required to do something on a commercial scale. But one day, yes, you will hear about it.
Yes, food blogging does pay but the amount you earn is directly proportional to how
much time you can devote to blogging. As I said earlier, I am doing this as a hobby and I do have a job, there are future plans to do blogging as a career.

  • Describe one memory which you remember was a break-through in your food blogging journey?

When I got my first big collaboration with Panasonic. That collaboration motivated me to continue on my path.

  • What is your favorite Instagram/Foodstagram/ Foodtuber accounts?

I would say Karan Dua, Mehak Dhawan, Kuljyoti Dhingra and many more.

Social Media Links:

Instagram –
https://www.instagram.com/tempting_tales/
Facebook –
https://www.facebook.com/temptingtales/

P.S – Thought to do something different this time up on my blog, hope you will like it.

4 thoughts on “In conversation with Reetika Anand, Food Blogger

  1. This is really a great initiative by you.
    I can really use some of the tips from this interview.
    Great work done Kritika.
    I hope see something like this more on this blog😋

    Liked by 1 person

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