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The Food of Camp Blogaway 2013

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Last May, over the Memorial Day Weekend, I attended Camp Blogaway for the fourth year and it was as fun, informative, inspiring, stimulating and full of blogging friends as the first time I went. However, this time around I decided to focus my story on the food. I mean, this was a food bloggers conference [...]

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Chef Paul McCullough’s Cookbook… Roma-therapy

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I am very excited to finally be writing about Chef Paul McCullough and Jeremy Stanford’s cookbook Roma-therapy. Last October I took you to the photo shoot for this book and so many of you were wondering when you would actually be able to hold it in your hands. The answer is now! When I received [...]

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Chef Paul McCullough’s Cookbook Photo Shoot

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Remember back in 2007 on The Next Food Network Star, there was that cute young Hollywood Celebrity Chef and Caterer Paul McCullough, that everyone was sure was going to be the winner? Even Anthony Bourdain. And then it got to the Iron Chef Challenge with only four contestants left and he was eliminated that night! [...]

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In Erika’s Kitchen Presents Trufflepalooza 2012

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Last Saturday was the third Trufflepalooza I have attended, created and produced by Erika Kerekes of In Erika’s Kitchen. This year we were treated to 20 amazing truffle-infused dishes, each more delicious than the last, made with grated fresh truffles, truffle butter, truffle salt, truffle honey, truffle vinegar, truffle oil or a combination. Erika calls [...]

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Garden Babies

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I moved into this new house last year in June 2011 and after moving in the boxes, unpacking and recovering from move trauma, it was July or August and much too late to put in a garden. The garden space was a mess with weeds and tar paper covered with redwood chips. This May I [...]

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Studio Lighting Food Photography Class with Professional Food Photographer Christina Peters

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Isn’t this an outrageous photograph? The size? The colors? The sharp focus? This photo is not about a recipe, although you could use the idea for a lovely tomato salad with an herb-y vinaigrette. No, my photo is about the lighting. Studio lighting with two 500W Eiko Photoflood lamps in 20” soft boxes, one pointed [...]

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Natural Light Food Photography Class with Christina Peters and Amy Paliwoda

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This past Saturday I had the great pleasure of attending the Natural Light Food Photography Class taught by professional food photographer Christina Peters and prop, still life and set stylist Amy Paliwoda. The class took place at Christina’s Marina del Ray studio and there were 10 of us students, which was a great student/teacher ratio. [...]

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Cadillac Culinary Challenge Oct 15, 2011, Irvine, CA Chef Mary Sue Milliken vs. Chef Yvon Goetz

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Aji Amarillo Ceviche by Chef Mary Sue Milliken
The Cadillac Culinary Challenge I attended took place on a beautiful, hot, Southern California day in the Irvine Spectrum Center courtyard next to the ferris wheel in a black open-sided tent. Inside there was a stage in front with two cooking counters for the two challengers, celebrity Chef [...]

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Redondo Beach Lobster Festival Sept. 23-25, 2011

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The Redondo Beach Surf “N” Turf Lobster Festival is three days of eating, dancing and drinking in the Seaside Lagoon Park at ocean-side, which will be taking place next weekend, September 23-25, 2011. There will be fresh Maine lobster dinners, or Certified Angus Beef New York Strip Steak and Main Lobster Tail dinners, [...]

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The Food Porn Laboratory

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Spicy “Crack” Krab Cakes from Starry Kitchen

The full title for this post is actually “The Food Porn Laboratory Sponsored by Starry Kitchen featuring Pulitzer Prize Winning LA Times Photographer Kirk McKoy & Award-Winning Photojournalist and Photo Editor Ken Kwok”. Quite a mouth-full. But all true.
Last week my friend Michele sent me an urgent email saying [...]

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In Erika’s Kitchen Presents Trufflepalooza 2011

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Last Saturday I attended the third annual Trufflepalooza, a totally truffle-infused party given by Erika of In Erika’s Kitchen. About 75 people were served 16 dishes which had some form of truffle goodness in each recipe, such as grated fresh truffles, truffle butter, truffle salt, truffle honey, truffle oil or a combination. Erika must be [...]

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BALEEN at The Portofino Hotel for Breakfast, Lunch, Oh My and Lemon Meringue Pie

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In September of last year I visited Baleen and photographed beautiful dishes from Executive Chef Jesse Souza’s dinner menu. I had so much fun and the food was absolutely beautiful and delicious. So when I was recently invited to a Blogger Luncheon to sample and photograph the Summer Breakfast and Lunch menu items, wild horses [...]

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Hello Camp Blogaway!

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Duck Carnitas with Chipotle Blackberry Sauce
I am on my way up into the mountains east of Los Angeles to attend Camp Blogaway Food Blogger Bootcamp for three days. From Friday noon until Sunday morning I will be immersed in food blogging lectures, foodie friends, eating and talking with 90 other food bloggers. I can hardly [...]

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Spanakopita & Food Bloggers LA February Meeting

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Last Saturday the FBLA (Food Bloggers Los Angeles) group got together to discuss the relationship between bloggers and PR people. And as we are all foodies, we all brought dishes for the buffet table to share. You can see in the photo above some of these marvelous creations.
I was so busy photographing everyone elses plates [...]

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Luncheon on the Queen Victoria Cruise Ship with Chef Todd English

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Recently I had the great pleasure of being  invited on the cruise ship Queen Victoria for a luncheon at the restaurant Todd English, to meet Chef Todd and take a tour of the ship. I had never been on a cruise ship before, so it was all new and exciting for me. Here you can [...]

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