behind the scenes with chicken — and a giveaway

Mr. Sunday's Saturday Night Chicken cookbook

Note: This drawing is now closed. Mr. Sunday’s Saturday Night Chicken by Lorraine Wallace is just hitting stores this week. As you can probably guess, it’s almost all chicken recipes (she’s got about 30 side dishes too), for every possible season, event, or night of the week — recipes the whole family will enjoy. It’s the follow-up to the New York Times best-selling Mr. Sunday’s Soups. I thought you’d enjoy seeing behind the scenes at the photoshoot which took place last Fall. Mind you these are just my own snapshots. Alexandra Grablewski took the real photos, and I urge you to check out the actual cookbook to see her gorgeous work.



Martha Bernabe did the prop styling — it’s always a pleasure working with her. I’m convinced she’s a bit camera shy because I had a hard time getting a photo of her in action, but I’ll catch a shot of her eventually.

Mr. Sunday's Saturday Night Chicken cookbook

Brian Preston-Campbell

Speaking of food styling, that’s Brian Preston-Campbell doing the honors — he’s a great guy to work with and a very skilled stylist. You can check out the recipe for those chicken sate skewers here, by the way. Below is a preview of some more of the photos — again, just snapshots by me from behind the scenes.

Mr. Sunday's Saturday Night Chicken cookbook

If you’re curious to try out the Buffalo wings recipe (like I know you are), here you go.

Mr. Sunday's Saturday Night Chicken cookbook

Mr. Sunday's Saturday Night Chicken cookbook

Mr. Sunday's Saturday Night Chicken cookbook

Mr. Sunday's Saturday Night Chicken cookbook

Gasp, I love how that pie looks. Well, if you’re still reading, live in the U.S. or Canada, and would like to be entered into a drawing for a free copy of Mr. Sunday’s Saturday Night Chicken, just post a comment below. A winner will be chosen at the end of Friday, May 18. Good luck!

30 thoughts on “behind the scenes with chicken — and a giveaway

  1. One of my first cookbooks way back when was titled “365 Ways to Cook Chicken”. No pictures, just recipes, but I loved cooking from it!

    This book would be a great addition to my ever-growing collection!

  2. I really love fried chicken and almost burned down my house learning how to make it for the first Midnight Brunch (jerk fried chicken and waffles with papaya syrup). I would like this book. No pressure. 😉

  3. Chicken is such a fantastic blank slate, you can do just about anything with it! I’d love a copy of this book, all of the dishes above (especially the roast chicken and soba noodle dish) look amazing!

  4. What a fun looking day! And that split roasted chicken is making my mouth water! I never thought to split a whole chicken like that to cook. I either roast it whole, spatchcock it, or quarter it. But it looks great in halves!

  5. Yowza, everything looks amazing!! I love chicken & tend to mainly grill thighs so this would be a fun cookbook to explore.

  6. This is sort of what I was asking you about last night – coincidental since I hadn’t seen this post yet. The plates and props photo – love it! And yes, I want to win a cookbook too 🙂 Is it signed by the author!? 😀

    1. well THESE shots are professionally styled, taken behind the scenes with a food stylist and prop stylist there, so i can’t take any credit except for being in the right place at the right time with my own camera. sadly no, the book for this giveaway will not be signed.

  7. Came back to read the comments yesterday and I was inspired… craving chicken. Ended up grilling chicken over charcoals and hickory chunks while listening to Braves baseball. Pretty good night!

  8. Wow, these pictures could get a person excited about chicken again. What are those little burgers with some kind of delicious sauce? And the pie?! And the noodles… and… Okay, I’m hungry now.

  9. This is one of my favorite recipes. My whole family loves it and we have it a couple times a month. We add the sauce right in with the chicken and simmer for aabout 20 minutes until thick. Perfection!!!

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