How we edit food photos

How we edit food photos

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...

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Cookbook Shoot

Cookbook Shoot

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....

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Free Travel & Food Photography Class

Free Travel & Food Photography Class

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...

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Domains for Sale

Domains for Sale

  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,...

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Food Blogger Camp 2011

Food Blogger Camp 2011

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...

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Food Blog Forum Atlanta

Food Blog Forum Atlanta

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...

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Food Styling and Photography: Gettin’ That Money Shot

Food Styling and Photography: Gettin’ That Money Shot

Today I spent a half hour at one of my kids' favorite Italian restaurants called Gio's. It's run by four of the hottest brothers in town. Like SERIOUSLY HOT. All of them. But that's not the reason why we went there. I write a monthly column for a small community paper...

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Need Food Fluffer Desperately!

Need Food Fluffer Desperately!

As you know, I'm doing all the cooking, writing and photographing for the Steamy Kitchen cookbook. Today, I'm taking a photo of Grilled Pineapple with Chocolate Coconut Rum Sauce for the book, and I thought I'd let you take a peek into one of the most idiotic things I...

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Another one bites the dust…

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. Let's play! Can you guess why? I...

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My ghetto photo studio

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. We'll be spending the day cooking, testing,...

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Comin’ to L.A. + Sharing Food Porn Secrets

Comin’ to L.A. + Sharing Food Porn Secrets

Sometimes, I feel like life isn't fair. and then...I play with Photoshop. All of the sudden, all is right in the world again. Except there is way too much space btw his head and mine. Well, it turns out that I'm not only one degree from Justin Timberlake, but get...

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Lowel EGO Lights for Food Photography

Lowel EGO Lights for Food Photography

Thai Beef Salad above taken probably around midnight, on auto settings with my Canon Rebel XT, Lowel EGO lights for food photography are magical. During late Spring to early Fall months at the Steamy Kitchen household, my photo "studio" was the ratty ottoman and a $3...

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Steamy Kitchen Food Porn Room

Steamy Kitchen Food Porn Room

'm going to give you 6 letters, out of order and I bet I can show you just ONE IMAGE and in that image you'll be able to see, hear, feel and smell EXACTLY what those 6 letters form. Here are the letters....in random order: H I S O T H Ready? Ok....read on... See?!?!?...

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Roasted Pumpkin Recipe

New Memory Card Game

Have you tried our new Furry Friends Memory Game with photos from our community? Test your memory and sharpen your short-term cognitive skills! Click below to play! Furry Friends Memory Game