Monday, July 7, 2014

Interview with Deanna Fox (Times Union reporter, blogger, Silly Goose farmer)

Regular readers of the Times Union are probably familiar with Deanna Fox. She is a freelance reporter and photographer for the TU, and also writes the Eat Local food blog where she covers the local foodie scene and its many events. Additionally, Deanna teaches cooking classes at Different Drummer’s Kitchen at Stuyvesant Plaza and she owns her own “Silly Goose Farm.” And if that’s not enough, she’s also a major craft beer enthusiast.
I thought it would be fun to interview her so everyone could get to know a little more about the woman behind the images and words.

Here’s what I asked her:
  1. Are you a freelance reporter or a staff writer for the TU?
  2. Where are you from originally?
  3. Did you go to school for culinary arts and/or journalism?
  4. How did you get into food and cooking?
  5. When and how did you start blogging and reporting?
  6. You also teach cooking classes at Different Drummer’s Kitchen, how did that come about?
  7. Did you become a craft beer enthusiast because you were a foodie or vice versa?
  8. Have you ever done any classes about cooking with beer?
  9. Do you ever cook with beer at home?
  10. Did you ever have any epiphany moment with good beer?
  11. What are you some of your favorite styles?
  12. What types of beer don’t you like?
  13. Have you ever homebrewed?
  14. What are your favorite places for beer in the Capital District?
  15. Would you ever consider taking a fulltime job in the beer industry like being a PR rep or a sales rep?
  16. Do you think the country seems to be polarized where half of us just eat junk food all the time and the other half is blowing all their money on organic/gourmet/locally-sourced food?
  17. How closely do you follow the craft beer industry and what do you think the future holds?
Check out Deanna on the web here:
Blog: http://blog.timesunion.com/eatlocal/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sillygoosefarm
Instagram: http://instagram.com/sillygoosefarm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Silly-…
Untappd: https://untappd.com/user/deannafox
Website: http://g-revisions.com/deannafox/inde…
And while you’re here, check out this review of Southern Tier’s “Grand Arbor” saison we shot before the interview: