Why is your blog called “Thanks For The Food” or TFTF for short?
I named this blog “Thanks For The Food” because it is the English translation for the polite way to end a meal in Norway. At the end of a meal, to thank your host, you say “takk for maten” which literally means thanks for the food. So here on my blog, I’m saying “thanks for the food”. Thank you for all of the all of the tasty, dreamy food I’ve eaten while living and working full-time in Norway.
What is this blog all about?
This blog a personal blog about my adventures cooking Norwegian and other cuisines while living in Norway.
Where can I read more about you, how you ended up in Norway and about the history of Thanks For The Food?
You can read more about me, how I ended up in Norway and about the history of this blog in my about section.
How can I contact you?
I am a bit of a social media junkie …oops I mean fanatic and you can always find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram too.
Head to the contact page and get in touch via the contact form or email me at info[at]thanksforthefood[dot]com.
I am a member of the press and would like to interview you for an article/feature story/tv program, etc. Do you accept these types of requests and how can I get in touch with you?
If you are a member of the press, I have a downloadable press kit available for your use. Email me at whitney [at]thanksforthefood[dot]com for more information.
I’d like to hire you to help with a project I am working on. How can I get in touch with you?
If you’d like to hire me for a social media or content marketing project, head to my consultancy business website Digital Word at www.digitalword.no.
I really like one of the recipes or articles on your blog and I’d like to publish it on my website or in my newspaper. How can I obtain your permission for reprinting of your content?
Any reproduction of any of the content on this blog must be pre-approved in advance. This blog and its contents (which includes but is not limited to the blog logo, all written content, all photographs, all videos – unless otherwise stated, etc.) is copyrighted material.
For further clarification, read my LEGAL notice or email me at whitney[at]thanksforthefood[dot]com.
Do you accept products or event invitations from companies or restaurants? Will you write about them on your blog?
Yes, I accept products, samples and event invitations from companies or restaurants. I’ve done product reviews based on products from various companies in the past and have been invited to several food-related events including serving as a “best of” festival juror at Gladmat (the largest food festival in Norway – attracting 250,000 attendees each year) in 2012 and 2013.
Although I do accept products, samples and event invitations from companies or restaurants, I do not guarantee that said product, sample or event will end up on the blog (or on my social media profiles) nor do I “guarantee” a positive review of said item. This is not to say that your product, sample or event doesn’t warrant positive attention, but not all products, samples and events are a fit for the Thanks For The Food audience. I am more than willing however, to give you my opinion of your products, samples or event in any case, even if it does not end up on the blog.
I will never promote or mention a product I personally do not believe in or do not believe will bring a benefit to my audience.
In addition, although a product, sample and event may end up on my blog, I retain all copyrights to all published material about said product, sample and event on my blog.
If you are interested in sending me products or samples and/or event invitations, read my LEGAL notice first, then email me at whitney [at]thanksforthefood[dot]com.
Will you do cookbook reviews?
Yes, I love doing cookbook reviews.
If you are interested in sending me cookbooks for review, read my LEGAL notice first, then email me at whitney [at]thanksforthefood[dot]com.
Where do you get the photos for your blog?
Unless otherwise noted, I take all of the photos shown on this blog with my Canon 550D camera and edit all photos in Photoshop. The videos shown on my YouTube channel have all been shot with the same camera, an external camera to my computer or have been taken by friends/family and reposted with their permission. Those videos have been edited in iMovie.
I live in Norway and I can’t find an ingredient I need. Can you help?
Certainly! The “ask an expat” section of this blog is intended to help you find the ingredients you need either online or here in Norway. If you have a question, ask on the “ask an expat” page of this blog.
Snakker du norsk? Hvorfor du ikke blogger på norsk?
Ja, jeg snakker, skriver og leser norsk. Jeg ikke skriver norsk på matbloggen min fordi. . . .må tenke litt på dette. En nytt ting i 2014?