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Chinese Chicken Salad

(click on photo for shot-by-shot food styling and photography analysis of some of the photos that led up to the “money shot”) Chinese restaurants in China don’t really have Chinese Chicken Salad on their menus, it’s a creation of Chinese-American restaurants! According to Cecilia Chiang, author of The Seventh Daughter: My Culinary Journey from Beijing to San Francisco(one of my …

Need Food Fluffer Desperately!

I’m working on a photograph for the cookbook, Grilled Pineapple with Chocolate Coconut Rum Sauce. And thought I would take a photo of me holding the skewers for the cookbook. It didn’t quite work out, but come take a look at the little video…

Another one bites the dust…

Instead of showing you some the of photos that are going into the book, I thought I’d show you one that isn’t. This is a photo of Indonesian Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce. I do looooove the photo, however, I’ll have to re-shoot…

My ghetto photo studio

My cookbook editor, Holly, is flying down to Florida and spending the entire day/eve with me tomorrow! I”m really looking forward to meeting her in person, since we’ve been working closely together for the past few months…

How this food adventure all started…

o, you curious about how I started teaching cooking classes? It wasn’t that long ago, 3 years ago to be exact. While this published in my weekly food column in Tampa Tribune, I wanted to share the column with you guys here on the blog as well. The point of sharing how I started is because…