A year ago I was writing about a photoshoot for a cookbook, but it was too early to tell you about it. Well, the book is being released this week, so now’s the time to spill the beans. I’m about to publish a new book with the amazing James Villas called Pig: King of the Southern Table. I think the name says it all, but if it needs explaining, the book is all pork recipes from the Southern United States. Pig isn’t quite in stores yet — give it another week or two — so you’re getting a special preview. These snapshots are all taken by me at the shoot. Simon Andrews did the awesome food styling, and the props are by Penelope Bouklas. The real food photos in the book are taken by Lucy Schaeffer, and you’re definitely going to want to check those out for yourself. But here are a bunch of my snapshots from the shoot, to whet your appetite.
That last shot is Jen, visiting me at the shoot. She’s like, “What are we taking home to eat tonight?”
I'm Justin Schwartz, a cookbook guy and occasional food writer, and this blog is about what I'm up to these days. I'm the author of Veg Out Vegetarian Guide to New York City and The Marshmallow Fluff Cookbook. You can email me at justin at justinschwartz.com. I'm also on Instagram.
A lot of the books I write about are ones I've edited, so my opinions are very biased. And if I didn't work on the book, someone probably gave it to me for free. So keep that in mind before you take my word for it. Sometimes I just like to give a shout-out to my friends. And oh yeah, my opinions have nothing to do with my employer...
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