If you happened to be watching HSN over the weekend, then you might have already heard the news — Aaron McCargo, Jr. (host of Food Network’s Big Daddy’s House and former winner of The Next Food Network Star) is about to publish his first cookbook, Simply Done, Well Done. In fact you can already find it for sale if you know where to look. The last time I wrote about the photoshoot for this book, it was still a little hush-hush.
Now you can see how the shoot turned out — check out this awesome cover designed Suzanne Sunwoo, who sometimes visits my blog and posts comments — great work! The fantastic cover photo was shot by Lucy Schaeffer. In fact, Lucy took all of the real photos in the book, but here you’ll have to settle for my behind-the-scenes snap shots.
Of course the great thing about taking snapshots at a professional photoshoot is that experts do all the styling. Simon Andrews was in charge of the food, and Amy Wilson did the props. They’re a great team, needless to say.
Aaron brought his own cool shirts — the purple one from the cover is missing here, probably because he was wearing it at the time. These were all great options, but I think we made the right choice about the shirt color.
More finished dish shots. If you can’t tell, this the bold-flavored food Aaron McCargo is best-known for. In other words, delicious.
I don’t know about you, but this is my kind of food.
And I guess I saved the best for last — Aaron McCargo, Jr.’s Tiramisu Cupcakes. Best of all, you don’t have to wait to buy the book to try out this recipe because it’s posted here on Amazon as a little teaser. I can vouch for them, but if you try out the recipe, let me know what you think.