How we edit food photos

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Hello my friends! This year, I’ve had so many food bloggers ask me how we process and organize all of the tens of thousands of photos and videos on Steamy Kitchen. I thought I’d create a little video on our workflow with my friend and Steamy Kitchen assistant, Cheri Alberts of The Watering Mouth. I’m lucky to have someone so …

Fishs Eddy Love

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A couple of years ago, I met up with buds David Lebovitz, Elise Bauer, Matt Armendariz & Adam in NYC….I can’t exactly remember why we were there….but I do remember the Korean fried chicken, donuts and shopping at Fishs Eddy. Fishs Eddy is paradise for inexpensive dinnerware and glassware, i.e. a candystore for food bloggers. By the way, window prop-shopping with Matt & …

Cookbook Shoot

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My head is still spinning from the past few days – we just finished a whirlwind session of photography for my next book (another easy Asian cookbook). This time, instead of doing it all by myself, I enlisted the help of Todd, Diane and Jenna to protect my sanity. Originally, I had planned on having T&D style and shoot the book …

Free Travel & Food Photography Class

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A free online travel and food photography class is being hosted by my friend, Penny de los Santos, who happens to be one of the most talented photojournalists I’ve ever seen. Her work moves people in such unexpected ways. She had me in tears and nearly speechless last year during her presentation at BlogHer Food. Penny shoots for National Geographic …

Domains for Sale

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  At one point, I owned 120 domain names. So I guess you could call me a domain-name hoarder, but seriously they were silly domains that people wouldn’t ever think of or want in the first place. Every time I think of a cool phrase or idea, no matter how strange, dingbatlike or just plain stupid, I’d go and buy …

Food Blogger Camp 2011

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I always say that the best way to learn is to do it while vacationing with friends…preferably with a pina colada in hand, lounging on a hammock and lazily gazing at the crashing ocean waves. If only college was like this. Well, if you’re a food blogger, come join our 3rd annual Food Blogger Camp! This year, instead of the …

Food Blog Forum Atlanta

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By far one of the best things about food blogging is being able to cultivate nuggets of moments where Scott and I can work side by side. We’re quite opposite in talents (he’s a computer programmer and professional poker player; I’m click-n-pray and way too spazzy and emotional to have a poker face), interests (he loves scotch, I think it …

Chanterelle, Bacon and Plum Salad with Blue Cheese

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It’s week 2 of the Summer Fest! Last week we played around with herbs and this week it’s time for fruit from trees. If you haven’t yet heard about Summer Fest, it’s a four-week celebration of fresh-from-the-garden food: recipes, growing tips, even tricks for storing and preserving summer’s best with my co-hosts White on Rice, Away to Garden and Matt …

The Ultimate Breakfast Pancake

Update 12/8/09 I’m thrilled to share that I’m a featured blogger for Oprah’s Holiday 2009! Looking at this photo, you can only come to two conclusions. Either I had way too much to drink the night before, and this was my hangover cure… or I must be pregnant. Sadly, neither are true. I was just hungry. They say never to …

Nobu’s Lobster Carpaccio

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Below is a slideshow of how I got my “money shot” for the Nobu’s Lobster Carpaccio dish. The first shot is the money shot – are you interested on all the other shots that led up to my favorite photo? Which one is your favorite photo? [imagebrowser id=14] This recipe is from chef Nobu Matsuhisa, a man whom I respect …

Steamy Kitchen on Daytime TV!

I’ve been so excited all weekend that I just couldn’t focus or concentrate on anything other than making the pile of chocolates and wine in my home disappear as quickly as possible, leftover from this segment last week on CBS: