We are back with another instalment of INSTAFOODIE where we give our readers the chance to meet the people behind some of the biggest food blog accounts in and around Yorkshire.
Our next insta foodie is ‘Food Talk with Mackenzie’ which is ran by 25 year old Mackenzie, an Art graduate from the University of Reading. During her time studying abroad in Australia, Mackenzie began a travel blog which over time became mainly focused on food, she then decided to rebrand and make some social platforms to support the blog. Since then, the blog is mainly on Instagram.
When did you start your Instagram page?
I launched Food Talk with Mackenzie on Instagram in 2018.
Why did you want to become a food blogger?
I have always loved eating out and talking about food, even at school my form teacher was adamant I should become a food critic. I love trying new foods and exploring different cultures. It’s also a great way to support local businesses whilst trying new things.
What do you love the most about food and drink?
I love how food and drink bring people together. It’s a great way to express feelings and communicate and gives a great sense of community.
Where is your favourite place you have visited?
This is a hard one, there are so many places I love. Halifax (where I am from) is forever growing and opening new, exciting independent bars and restaurants. A handful being Engine Social, La Luna, Pollinos, Gin Lane, and Trading Rooms. All must-try places.
What do you enjoy most about blogging?
I love being able to share new foodie finds and showcase some amazing businesses. I also love meeting other fellow bloggers through Instagram. It’s like a little family!
What is your proudest achievement since you started your page?
This has to be winning Leeds and West Yorkshire Food Blogger of the Year for 2020. This was so unexpected and really showed how much my hard work had paid off.
What would you say to someone thinking about creating an instagram foodie page?
Just do it and don’t care what people think. My best advice is to make sure you are doing it for your love of food and not just ‘to get free things’ as it’s actually very rare you do. And be honest, if the food wasn’t great say so. People much prefer an honest food blogger.
What are your plans for the future?
I don’t really have many plans when it comes to my food blog, I just take every day as it comes. But as lockdown has eased I cant wait to show food for further afield!
For more information or to follow Mackenzie’s page, head over to ‘Food Talk With Mackenzie’ on Instagram