BOOKS I RECOMMEND
(FOR FOOD BLOGGERS, FOOD PHOTOGRAPHERS, WRITERS & ARTISTS)
If you’re a food blogger, a writer, or a food photographer, or are honing your craft, here are a few books that I love 100% and have read at least two to three times each.
I highly suggest that you get a copy of each of these books if you haven’t already read them, because they will bring you to the next level, no matter where you currently are.
FOOD BLOGGING FOR DUMMIES
For new food bloggers.
When I first began blogging, Food Blogging for Dummies was among the first books I picked up.
The author, Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste, does an amazing job of summarizing the many different aspects and elements of food blogging, and it helps new food bloggers better understand the multiple roles they will have to play.
WILL WRITE FOR FOOD
To better your writing.
I’ve always loved writing, and when I started writing about food, I found that I wanted an in-depth guide that could take me to the next level.
The author of Will Write for Food, Dianne Jacob, gives a detailed and thorough explanation of the different genres of food writing, the inner workings of the food writing industry, and how you can get better at it by putting in practice some very valuable tips.
TASTY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
Take drool-worthy food pictures.
I remember purchasing it within the first year of food blogging, and there were so many practical tips to make a food photo look better that I cannot recommend it enough.
If you are looking to improve your food photography, this book is a MUST-READ.
PLATE TO PIXEL
Food photography & styling tips to push you further.
In Plate to Pixel, professional food stylist Helene Dujardin and author of Tartelette explains the importance of mastering the basics of your manual camera, the essence of using light to create the story you want to tell with your photos, and so much more.
You’ll want to keep this book very close. I highly, highly recommend it.
HOW TO MONETIZE YOUR FOOD BLOG
Make money from your food blog!
I’m of the belief that food bloggers should start monetizing their blogs as soon as possible. This helps us to offset the costs of maintaining our food blogs, as well as allows us to keep our content free for the benefit of readers.
How to Monetize Your Food Blog covers almost all the ways you can earn money through food blogging.
CAREER FOOD BLOGGING
Turn food blogging into a career.
If you’ve been food blogging for quite a while and have already started earning a bit of income from you blog, and are now considering the possibility of food blogging as your full-time job, Career Food Blogging is an essential read.
It covers all the different aspects you need in order to push your food blogging to a level where you can call it a real job.
HOW TO BLOG FOR PROFIT WITHOUT SELLING YOUR SOUL
Honest truth from a long-time blogger.
Author Ruth Soukup is the successful blogger behind Living Well Spending Less.
In How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul, Ruth divulges her secrets to being a successful and fulfilled blogger who can live well off a blog.
THE WAR OF ART
Learn to overcome the dreaded resistance.
As artists (meaning anyone who has a craft such as writing, painting, designing etc.), we often find ourselves being defeated by resistance, which prevents us from honing our craft.
In Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art, he explains the different forms resistance presents itself, and how we should overcome it in order to work on our craft and continuously get better at it.
CRUSH IT!: WHY NOW IS THE TIME TO CASH IN ON YOUR PASSION
Work your passion.
So many of us dream of doing what we love the best, working on our own terms instead of being employees and living unfulfilled lives.
In his book, Crush It!: Why now is the time to cash in on your passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows us the tools we need to make a living doing what we are most passionate about.
The book which changed my approach to food.
I first read Dr William Davis’ Wheat Belly when I was on holiday in Brazil in Februray 2014.
When I read about the harmful effects of wheat and gluten on our bodies (being overweight, diabetes, etc), I started adopting a diet that was largely based on grain-free foods.
Read this book – it will change your life.
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