Trending Recipe Ideas this Winter

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful… but the food is so delightful! ❄️

It’s almost wintertime here in the Northern hemisphere, and that means it’s time to snuggle up by the fire with a warm, comforting meal. Or a steaming mug of hot chocolate and a cookie or two. Honestly, both scenarios sound pretty wonderful to me!

And if you’re trying to brainstorm some fresh new recipes to share on your blog or social media this upcoming season, we’ve got you covered. In this post, we’re sharing a roundup of foods that will be trending this winter to help give you some inspo for your content calendar!

Looking for more specific ideas for each month? You can check out our monthly food content trends posts here:

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Lighting is one of the most important aspects of food photography. While natural light is often considered the ‘holy grail’ when it comes to food photography, it is unpredictable. You can’t control the weather, the clouds, or the sunlight, so while natural light produces some beautiful photos, reliable natural light for the length of your shoot can be hard to come by.

Artificial lighting gives you flexibility, control, and consistency that you just can’t get when you’re working with and relying on… the sun! Particularly if you are photographing in the winter, on nights and weekends, live in a cloudy or rainy climate, or live someplace without many windows, artificial lighting is a necessity when it comes to food photography.

One of the biggest barriers to getting started with artificial lighting is the equipment. Which artificial lights are the best? Are there any affordable options? What other materials do you need? Curious to answer these questions and learn more about choosing the best artificial lights for food photography? We’re breaking it all down below!

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E-E-A-T for Food Blog SEO

If you’re a food blogger, you’ve probably heard SEO Experts emphasize the importance of creating ‘high-quality content.’ But what, exactly, does high-quality content mean? Well… lots of things! But one of the best ways to ensure that you’re consistently creating high-quality content as a food blogger is by aiming for content that exemplifies E-E-A-T, or Experience, Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness.

E-E-A-T is a brainchild of Google (which should get your SEO senses tingling!) and is part of Google’s Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines.

At the end of 2022, Google made a change to how it rates and ranks the quality of content (as part of its Search Quality Rater Guidelines), which influences where that content appears in the Search Engine Results Pages, or SERPS. This change expanded the initial concept of E-A-T, to include another E — Experience.

Creating content that exemplifies E-E-A-T ensures that you’re creating content first and foremost for your readers, that is high-quality (yes, there I said it again!), thorough, and future-proofed.

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Trending Recipe Ideas this Fall

What’s that in the air? Why, it’s the sweet, crisp smell of fall! 🍂

The autumn season is quickly approaching here in the Northern hemisphere, and that means it’s almost time for all those cozy, comforting recipes we all know and love.

And if you’re starting to brainstorm some fall recipe ideas, we’re here to help you out! In this post, we’re sharing a roundup of trending recipe ideas this fall to help give you some ideas as you plan out your content calendar for the rest of the year.

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Good morning Food Blogger Pro members! We have exciting news today – our new course all about Canva is officially live. 🎉

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Good morning, Food Blogger Pro fam! It’s time for a new and improved course today! 🎉

The wonderful Alexa recently updated our Selling Your eBook Course and it’s filled with everything you need to know about how to sell an eBook or other digital product. 📚

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7 Strategic Ways Food Creators Can Use ChatGPT

AI is the hot topic in the tech world these days, and ChatGPT is at the forefront of many food blogger’s minds. ChatGPT, created by OpenAI, is an artificial intelligence natural language processing model that was first released in November of 2022. Even though it’s relatively new, AI technology is changing rapidly, and it can feel like a challenge to keep up!

Many content creators have concerns about ChatGPT (and other generative AI models) using their content to generate responses without credit, and about the future of food blogging in an AI world. But there are also many opportunities for using ChatGPT as a tool in your food blogging toolbox to help you create high-quality content for your readers.

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Food Content Trends in October

Happy almost October, friends! Can you believe it?

We’re in full-on fall mode here in the Northern hemisphere, and I’m just so darn happy about it. I know I’m not unique by saying that fall is my favorite time of year. The cooler weather, the changing leaves, the cinnamon-spiked food; this time of year just screams comfort to me.

As you probably know, readers are starting to search for some fall-centric recipes and ideas to help them embrace autumn and the upcoming holidays. Luckily, this is the perfect opportunity for creators to give these readers some inspiration for the season.

Here’s what readers are searching for in October:

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