This week we have a great interview with a young and creative girl Aiza, she shares her thoughts and her recipes for ” LA TOUR DE FORCE” .Very different name of her blog 🙂 It was a treat to interview Aiza. Latourdeforce is made of the French words, ‘la’ meaning the, ‘tour’ as it is, and ‘deforce’ meaning of force.(explained by Aiza ).
The creative process is also the most terrifying part because you don’t know exactly what’s going to happen or where it is going to lead. You don’t know what new dangers and challenges you’ll find. It takes an enormous amount of internal security to begin with the spirit of adventure, discovery, and creativity. Without doubt, you have to leave the comfort zone of base camp and confront an entirely new and unknown wilderness.
You will see diversity in her posts. I personally love her Food Photography. You can Enjoy her work in my video 🙂
LA TOUR DE FORCE by Slidely Slideshow
I’m Aiza, 18, I make mistakes and I learn more everyday. I am currently in my first year of university and there are days when my interaction with my family borders on hellos and goodbyes. My dream in life is to someday be a published writer.
Q1. How did you decide to start a blog about Food in the first place? Did you consider any other ideas or was this the only thing you wanted to blog about?
AIZA: It was honestly the only thing that captivated me, ever since I had stumbled upon my first food blog. I wanted to learn to bake, and to share everything that I had done afterwards with the World. Maybe I always needed to share my ‘voice’ with the World.
Q2. You have excellent photography skills — was it something you’d studied before, or something you picked up as you started blogging?
AIZA: Never in my life had I studied it before. The first food pictures that I ever took sucked, they give me tremors of embarrassment even now. But I’d say, reading a lot of articles and more than 2 years of practice worked. If you are really trying to improve your photography, there’s a guarantee you’d impress even yourself.
Q3. How have you found the public’s reaction to your recipes and writing?
AIZA: I’m not sure if I have anything worthwhile to share, or why anyone would ever want to hear what I have to say. But I’ve met some amazing people, worked alongside them, and learned. That’s all that matters to me, at this point.
Q4.Which part of blogging excites you most: the recipe development, the post writing, or the photography?
AIZA: The writing, all of the other things I have had to learn to do. I never had to learn to write, it was embedded deep inside me, and I just had to redirect my fingers, and it felt rejuvenating, to finally say all these words I had kept deep inside me for a long time, it was just like a breath of fresh air.
Q5. Do you have any tips for people who have just launched their blogs and want to expand their readership?
AIZA: I’d just say post consistently; this is something that I struggle with a lot. And never be discouraged by comparing yourself to someone else’s blog readership. Stay true to yourself, and you.
Q6. As a Pakistani tell us about Pakistani cuisine and your favorite Pakistani food.
AIZA: Pakistani cuisine is often mistaken to be very similar to the Indian taste buds, but I believe it is different. It reminds me of home, far away from home, and the flavors are so exquisite, so rich, so deep, they mold together to give a heavenly concoction. And as far as my favorites go, I don’t think I have any. Kadhi maybe?
Thanks a lot Girl for your time.
You can meet Aiza here:
Thank you so much for having me here. Jazakillah.