Food Art & Styling Archive

Drying Chiles and How to Cook with Them

Along with a bumper crop of tomatoes this year, we grew lots and lots of peppers. This month I’ll be running down a number of ways to preserve your pepper harvest, from roasting and drying to fermenting hot sauce and crafting sriacha. Read more ›

Kitchen in the Market Food Photography Class

Get Schooled

Cooking, gardening and preserving come easily to me.  Food photography does not.  Rarely does an image just appear, fully formed and lovely.  I work very hard at it most of the time.  Then there’s the technical side of photography, which I’m always forgetting.  What is aperture again?  Which one of these numbers is my shutter speed?  Is focal length important?  Damn it!  Why is this picture so dark and blurry?!  Sometimes, you just need help.

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