It’s not every week that I’m working on two cookbook photoshoots at the same time. I normally take some behind-the-scenes snapshots and then hold them for up to a year until the book is published to write a blog post. But it’s hard keeping things under wraps for so long, so here’s a sneak peek. I can’t say what the books are yet — hey, I can keep some secrets — so you’ll have to be patient. This is a photo-only recap (well, almost) which I hope you’ll enjoy.
I said “almost”… this photo makes me laugh. A good photographer (and assistant) will go to any lengths to get the shot just right.
I need to start a prop collection like this!
In total we produced at least 80 shots this week for two different books (with two different photo teams), and I ate a lot of good food. I have a couple more shout-outs…
First, thanks to Chef Jennifer Cole-Ruiz for showing off her skills at the Dish Food & Events Spring tasting menu party. That’s the Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Avocado Mousse, Tomato Coulis, and Red Watercress on the left, and the Pressed Berkshire Suckling Pig with Garlic Jus (nice!) on the right.
Lastly, have you ever tried these before? Blanca from Friends Eat brought them to the party. They’re sort of like marshmallows, but for a more adult palate, softer, a bit more delicate. I’ll have to see if I can find them in my local markets. Speaking of sweets, hopefully I’ll see everyone at the NYC Food Blogger Bake Sale on Saturday at Brooklyn Flea, 176 Lafayette Avenue from 10am to 5pm to support Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale!