I am so excited to welcome you to my new site, a place created to share my passion for all things food, travel and photos!
I developed a love of food way back when…actually, it was a love for baking, thanks to my father, who was-and still is- the cook and a good one at that. Baking helped me survive the teen years, creating cakes, cookies and a few experiments here and there that thankfully worked in my favor. Today, I still completely enjoy the whole process of baking (and cooking too)…it is very soothing for me to work through the process of going from point A to B, making something so wonderful, my family can only roll their eyes behind fluttering lids as they mumble a deep “mmmmm.”
Fast forward to life now and you will find my passion for food has not waned, but grown into something on the edge of obsession. Have you ever seen the movie Ratatouille, the delightful movie that has a rat, Remy, “Little Chef” who follows his desire to share his culinary indulgence as a cook in Paris? The moment Remy tries to explain to his brother, who gobbles through whatever he can pass down his tasteless gullet, to slow down and savor the flavors of cheese and fruit…to taste the food…and all the colors of magic explode as only the art of Disney can express…grabbed me. Hook. Line. and croissant.
Not to compare my story to a fictitious, animated rat, but this is how I feel about food. To simply enjoy a piece of light airy bread, where the pockets of nothingness slightly give to the crunch of firm crust, a few briny globes, that you gently pierce through skin; tart, smooth tangy juice explodes into your mouth as your molars ever so slightly hit the stony pit; add to that a slice of creamy, sharp pecorino romano, with a glass of simple red wine…Oh! Can you see the colors?!
And do NOT get me started on the movie Julie & Julia….even though I did enjoy the book a little more than the movie…it still holds a place in my culinary heart right next to Remy.
This is the joy, the love I have for food.
So, here, in this space of the big wide web, I find myself coming back to my roots of the creative. I have found a new way to share the beauty of the delectable and that is through the lens of a camera.
An idea born from reading my local restaurant coupon magazine and realizing that nothing I looked at made me want to travel to that place to eat that food; not even a coupon.
Then I started reading comments of home cooks about the frustration of making a recipe, but not being able to capture it quite the way they wanted. Their photos many times, never looked as good as the food tasted.
What if I took my love of food & photography, put them together and made available a service where a recipe could be submitted, I could take the photos and provide a custom package for someone, saving them frustration and time and money searching through big stock photo sites, at a fraction of the cost?
Well, that is exactly what this site is for, to provide a delectable image to your recipe, blog, book or advertising needs.
All photos shown on this site and many others are available through the gallery for either personal or commercial license purchase. Don’t see what you need? No problem, drop me a line and we can discuss options for custom packages.
Have a question about sending in a recipe? Just submit via contact form above and we will get cookin’ !
So happy to finally have you here! Welcome and there will be more to share in coming weeks! In the meantime, please look around…let me know your thoughts and feedback.