Monday, May 9, 2011

Interview with Brian from A Thought for Food



I thought it would be fun to interview fellow bloggers who have followed their dreams and started Entrepreneurial ventures one such blogger is the sweet Brian from A Thought for Food, a great Boston based blog with amazing photography. I meet him through twitter and was impressed with his business idea and wish him all the success in the World.

I have started to offer social media coaching and handling social media for folks after what I have learned from blogging and have an iphone recipe app. The sweet Megan from Kitsch in the Kitchen who started a business selling wonderful aprons on etsy often custom made, I have a Paris inspired one. Also Kim from the The Ungourmet has started a cupcake academy business teaching kids to bake in their homes :-) I simply adore folks who follow their hearts and have the guts to start a business. Stay tuned for an interview with more folks and if you would like to be featured drop me a line :-)





1. How long have you been blogging and what prompted you to start?

A Thought For Food came about in the Spring of 2009.  It started because I had a number of family members and friends who would ask me for recipes.  And what began as a kind of public forum to share my favorite dishes quickly grew into something entirely different.  I saw from my readers that everyone had a deep connection to food and to the cooking process. That's what I love about writing about food... that I not only get to share my own experiences, but I get to hear stories from my readers about how they relate to each recipe.





2. Tell us a little about yourself, where your from, work, anything you would like to share...

I grew up in New Jersey, but I now live in Boston with my husband and our dog, Maki.  I work in the office of a catering company, but my primary task is to work with customers to develop menus for their events.


3. You recently started a photography business tell us more....


I decided at the beginning of this year that I wanted to promote my photography work. Eventually I would love to do food photography full time, but it's a slow process. I've been focusing my time at building relationships with different institutions, and I've enjoyed it immensely.



Brian is a Boston-based food photographer and writer.  He is the creator of the food blog, A Thought For Food, a collection of recipes, personal anecdotes, and historical information pertaining to cooking.
His photographs are available to view on his site, Brian Samuels Photography.  Brian's work has also been featured on Saveur, The Kitchn, Tastespotting, and FoodGawker.






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26 comments:

  1. Brian is just great! I remember when I visited Boston and Cake Duchess recommended me towards him for recommendations in Boston. He gave me so many great foodie suggestions, so selflessly and an all around caring person! Thanks Rebecca for sharing!

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  2. Great idea! I love looking at Brian's photographs on his site so its cool to hear a little bit more about what makes him tick :)

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  3. I follow Brian via Twitter. This is a really nice way to get a little more close-up and personal. I enjoyed learning more about him.

    Food and photography, does it get any better, I think not!

    Cheers.
    Velva

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  4. Just checked out his blog...Thanks!

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  5. Brian's blog is awesome. Thanks Rebecca for sharing. Love his photos.

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  6. Kudos to people who have the guts to start their own businesses. I wish I had that bravery.

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  7. Great interview! I will have to check out his blog.

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  8. what an inspiration to us all... and a great interview!

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  9. I love this idea, Rebecca. It's so interesting to learn about what other bloggers are doing and how they have started a business through their blogs. Kim is a good friend of mine and I think her Cupcake Academy is a brilliant idea. Thanks for telling us about Brian.

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  10. Very nice. I love learning about other bloggers. Will have to check out Brian's blog:)

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  11. Brian's Blog is so awesome and has such creative pictures.I love the simple recipes there which I whip up for my husband sometimes :)
    Thanks for sharing this Rebecca!

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  12. Great post Rebecca; that is why I love coming to visit you; always on the edge with something new. Great phtographer and I do have soft spot for Boston.
    Rita

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  13. Brian is quite a talented photographer, capturing the essence of certain locations, and situations. I like his play on lighting in his work.

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  14. Thanks for sharing this great interview, Rebecca.

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  15. I have recently discovered his space and my oh my I was lost in those gorgeous pics. It was nice to read about him .. thanks for sharing !

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  16. thanks for the post! his photography is beautiful!!! wowowow. and hoboken, nj is so close to me!

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  17. What a great interview and thank you Rebecca for sharing Brian's blog. I didn't know about his website so it was nice introduction. I enjoyed his site too! Thanks!

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  18. I always love to hear my favorite bloggers favorite bloggers. I agree with what Brian said about food and passion. I wrote about a client today who came to me for nutritional counseling but taught me a lot in the process. All our blogs do that too.

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  19. What a great thought to interview a fellow blogger! I think his recipes and photos are great! I like hearing the stories of people who follow their dreams and become successful. Makes me think "One day , I might be able to..." :)

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  20. I enjoy Brian's cooking style and photography too.

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  21. Great interview Rebecca and very inspiring :)
    Hope you had an amazing Mother's Day!

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  22. Ciao Rebecca, thank you very much for your visit ! I find this interview very interesting as all your blog !

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  23. Happy to meet Brian, great interview!!

    sweetlife

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  24. thanks all will interview some of you all next he he

    Rebecca

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  25. Thanks Rebecca, great job with the interview!

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