In a world saturated with internet food critics, becoming a food blogger can be an uphill battle. Which is why food blogger Sam Chau’s rise to fame is a curious thing, as she’s garnered quite the following, without actually eating any if the food.
The 5-and-a-half month old has more than 100,000 Instagram followers, and has his dad, Micheal Chau, to thank for it. “I thought it was kind of a clever play on words. People talk about a food baby when you eat too much. I thought it was funny because it’s food, plus a baby.”
Micheal initially began posting meals through his private account, but noticed a much greater response on a particular upload that featured his son, Sam. After that, Chau felt like he was on to something.
The Chaus welcomed Sam, when Matt, their first child, was reaching his terrible two’s and was becoming too rambunctious to sit still for pictures. Chau then decided to incorporate Sam into his foodie pictures, too.
“She’s very relaxed, she just sits there. It’s a lot easier now to get a photo with her.”
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