open drawers #2
where: a photography studio, Toronto
what I’d cook for snacks if I was there now: spicy chipotle guacamole or pico de gallo dips (to go with their organic nacho chips) or anything with a few arugala leaves, double-smoked bacon, chorizo sausage or melty cheesey (to top the their crackers or baguette slices). Snacks count [...]
Todays rain was the perfect excuse NOT to catch up on yardwork.
Instead, I headed over to 66 Gilead Distillery for an astonishing vodka sampling that included their Canadian Pine Vodka, Whole Wheat Vodka, and Rye Vodka… all made on site. Read the full story about the distillery in the current issue of Grapevine Magazine here.
Next off to [...]
Recently I made a little time to do some “creative work” with Ronald Tsang, a young and talented photographer here in T.O. Remebering the challenges of getting into this business of food photography, it’s great to help enthusiastic, creative people with real talent, like Ron.
I really liked these images, due in part to the gorgeous [...]
Aigo Bouido, also known as Garlic Soup Vicki’s Veggies Blue Ribbon-winning Garlic
I’ver been procrastinating for a day or two now for the chore I’m really not looking forward to….cleaning sweetbreads for a recipe we’re photographing this week. I’m sure they’ll be delicious, but alas, they sure look some aweful. Not difficult to buy [...]
Here are some images that speak of the season at hand, from a feature I styled last December 2010 with James Tse, for the current Holiday issue of Food & Drink, available now in your favourite liquor stores ! That snowy bliss seen through the window was the real deal…at a rustic log cabin cabin [...]
I carry this little pouch in my tool box, stuffed with a handful of zesters and peelers that I use often…plus a few rarely used butter curlers and melon ballers.
These work in a range of applications, like for removing citrus zest in different thicknesses for garnishes. The peelers are also terrific for making ribbons of [...]