a whole lotta pork

Pig by James Villas
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.
Pig by James Villas
Pig by James Villas
Pig by James Villas
Simon Andrews food stylist on shoot for Pig by James Villas
Pig by James Villas
Pig by James Villas
Pig by James Villas
Pig by James Villas

26 thoughts on “a whole lotta pork

  1. I am starving! I need a slab of pig. Everything looks yummy. Especially the ham and shepherds pie and the casserole… you are punishing me, its 4 am here…. hahaha

  2. mhel: i was at a couple of events recently with whole pigs, one full-sized and one suckling. the full-sized one was a little scary.murasaki: that's for sure re: Spainkim: you're welcomecucinista: thanks for visitingpeachkins: thanksjoanne: ha, this sounds like the book for you

  3. That casserole with the biscuits on top and the drizzle of juices running down the side is making me so hungry! Thanks for the preview, looks like a great cookbook.

  4. May I ask you to tell James Villas I love him. Every time I make those Town & Country pickles of his I genuflect to his genius. His storytelling is unmatched.Put me down for one copy!!!! You are so lucky to have worked with him!!!

  5. chinesekite: ha, of courseclaudia: it's hard not to rethink dinner to include pork all the timephyllis: yeah, i love it when we're doing a food shot and we get drips like thatroberta: thanksstephchows: that's hystericalnhel: that sounds insane. i have actually tried lechon before, including the whole roasted pig on a spit. it's a little crazy.lpr: wow, how nice that you're such a big fan. i talk to him pretty much every day, so I'll mention it.

  6. YUM! I must get this book! Every time I've been to the Philippines, we'd have Lechon practically everyday. It was kind of sad when I was little & was playing with the pig just a few hours earlier. I'm over it though!

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