Thursday, March 3, 2011

cookbook sneak peeks

I think it's been awhile since I have talked about some of the cookbook projects I have been involved in. I feel very fortunate that there have been quite a few of them over the past year.
And, while I can't show you too many of the photos from those projects, I can give you a teeny tiny sneak peek.

One of my favorite people and chefs in the whole wide world, Becky Selengut, wrote an incredible cookbook about sustainable seafood on the West Coast. Trust me when I tell you that Becky's recipes are INCREDIBLE. I know this because I personally taste tested every single one of the 32 dishes we shot and I practically passed out from all the awesomeness.

The good news is that Becky's book comes out in May!! It's called Good Fish and you can pre-order it on Amazon.

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On a TOTALLY different (but fun) note, I also just finished shooting the cookbook for the fabulous Jessie Oleson of Cakespy fame. This was a fast paced and super fun shoot, complete with unicorns and robots. Who can resist that?

Jessie's book will be out this fall.

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Another recent completion is a project that is near and dear to my heart. I got to photograph 16 farms and wineries for a book about Washington Artisans, written by former pastry chef, Leora Bloom.

Most of the images in this book are documentary-style, showing the beautiful land where the food is produced, but I also got to shoot some of the recipes.

This book won't come out until next year. It's so hard to wait!!

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Currently, I am shooting a Pike Place cookbook with the awesome food writer, Jess Thompson.
Being a Seattle native, this is a special one to me. I have memories of visiting the market as a little kid and I still love going there today.

The Pike Place cookbook will come out in 2012.

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At this point, I should mention that I have had the privilege of working with an awesome pastry chef and food stylist, Autumn Martin, for the farm cookbook and the Cakespy book.
Autumn is the former Head Chocolatier for Theo Chocolate and the woman behind the delicious Hot Cakes.

Keep your eye on Autumn-- she is a rising star.

Last but not least, I shot a cookbook featuring Dani Cone's delicious pies. Unfortunately, I can't share any of those shots with you, but you can pre-order the book on Amazon.
It's called Cutie Pies and due out this September.
You can also go and visit Dani's adorable shop so that you can sample some her tasty treats for yourself.

Happy reading and cooking!!


Nurit - 1 family. friendly. food. said...

Wow, so many projects! Good for you!
Gorgeous photos!!!

Stay-At-Home-Chef said...

I cannot wait to get my hands on these books...they sound wonderful! Your photos look AMAZING. I'm sure you must be so excited to be part of such fun projects! Congrats :)