Monday, June 30, 2008

Just received the first "sneak peak" pictures from Grace Natoli-Sheldon,  and I had to share. Isn't that a great sandwich? It's sitting in a bed of garlic scapes, the flower stalks found on hardneck garlic plants. Often thrown away, they are great eating in pesto or stirfry. 

One of the intrepid stylists even wore them as jewelry! (Blackmail photos are sitting in My Photo Folder :) Love the beautiful salad in the tiny pea, too. Anyone would eat those yummy carrots. And oh! the strawberry shortcake. Makes me want to run to the kitchen and start dessert. Take a look at the glamorous chicken and those beautiful eggs. Who knew chickens could be so much fun?

Friday, June 27, 2008

A Great Farm Location, Baskets of Produce, Piles of Plates, 2 Talented Photographers, 7 Creative Professionals and 40 Great Pictures...

Here are a couple of shots from last week's food styling workshop for Slow Food Madison. (A world-wide organization promoting going back to the family table.) The day was beautiful , starting with a 6 am trip to the Madison Wisconsin Farmers Market - the largest producer-only market in the United States. How difficult to choose what to shoot, because of the abundance of incredible fruits and veggies! At  9 am we headed towards Goose Chaser Farm, where the owner, Stef Culberson greeted us with eggs and wonderful sausage. If you have never had fresh eggs - oh, the color is so yellow - and they taste rich and creamy. The hearty breakfast kept us going throughout the day. We cooked, styled and worked with photographers Grace Natoli and Eric Futran to make the beautiful produce we purchased at the farmers market transform into a story of good food and family for Slow Food Madison. At the end of the day, we were exhausted, but proud of our work. I'll share more pictures from the day on my "Food, Beautiful Food" webpage, soon.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Welcome to the Taste and Savor Blog!

I'll be updating this blog with up to date news regarding classes and wine tastings.