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26th Oct 2010 Posted in: Food Fanatics Unwashed, Helpful 2
Boo! Cake

Here’s an easy Halloween treat.  Start by baking (or buying) your favorite cake. Can be an Angel food cake or any two-layer cake. We made a simple buttercream frosting and colored it with orange food gel from Surfas.  Professional cake decorators swear by the colored gel dyes in place of the grocery store sets (if […]

12th Oct 2010 Posted in: Food Fanatics Unwashed, Helpful Comments Off on New Zealand Culinary Tour, hosted by Chef Stephanie Hersh
New Zealand Culinary Tour, hosted by Chef Stephanie Hersh

I met Stephanie Hersh at an IACP conference some years ago.  We were seated next to each other at Charlie Trotter’s. She is one of the wittiest women you will ever meet. She worked closely with Julia Child and the night Julia died, Stephanie came to my home and I made her a turkey burger.  […]

10th Oct 2010 Posted in: Food Fanatics Unwashed, Helpful Comments Off on Turkish Culinary Tour
Turkish Culinary Tour

I first met Aliza Green many years ago when we were both speaking at a conference in Philadelphia. I immediately  thought she was terrific! So full of food information and  knowledge. I really got to know her was when we were on a trip to India together. Like survivors of the Titanic, we are bonded […]

2nd Sep 2009 Posted in: Helpful Comments Off on Special Announcment: 2nd Weekend Added For Styling and Photo Techniques for Food Writers and Bloggers!

Due to the enormous response for the Styling and Photo Techniques for Food Writers and Bloggers workshop with Matt Armendariz in Long Beach, we are offering a second chance at this class the following weekend. New additional dates:November 14th and 15th, 2009. Your registration form and course payment secure your place in class. Our next […]

20th Aug 2009 Posted in: Helpful Comments Off on The Perfect Drip

We recently received a great food styling inquiry regarding the elusive “perfect drip”. This was a first for us! No one had ever asked us this specific question, but upon quick reflection, we had a lot to say (shocker). In order to achieve drips in print or video we need to control the liquid that […]

21st Jul 2009 Posted in: Helpful 1

Our lovely Patti at Worth The Whisk has posted a follow up article from her visit with us on set a few weeks back. We talked about the easiest foods to photograph and she has outlined it all beautifully (and there’s an amazing Peanut shot). Check it out!

8th Jul 2009 Posted in: Helpful, On The Job Comments Off on Worth The Whisk: Patti Londre On Set With Food Fanatics

Patti Londre, long time friend and colleague in the world that is food, came by to say hello to us today on set of yet another infomercial. She also gleaned a few tricks from us to share with her fellow food bloggers and food photographers. We love that. Click here to enjoy her post (and […]

8th Jun 2009 Posted in: Helpful Comments Off on How To Fake A Souffle Part I

What I Like Best About Food StylingDenise Vivaldo I’ve made a lot of souffles in my life. I love to eat them and I love the way they look. When it’s time to photograph one or make one for a TV segment, it can be nerve racking! Today, Cindie and I were re-testing a souffle […]

8th Jun 2009 Posted in: Helpful 1

So after cooling, our real souffle deflated (naturally), but we can still wanted to make it look fabulous for the camera. How? Simply tuck it into a smaller souffle dish. Voila – camera ready AND edible. Smoke and mirrors, babies. Did we make you hungry? Here is a great recipe. Enjoy!

8th May 2009 Posted in: Helpful Comments Off on Denise Has Sparkly Ideas

Nancy Kalish, prestigious journalist, author and dear friend of Denise Vivaldo Group asked Denise to lend her expertise to answer queries on entertaining, gifting and making holidays extra special. If you’re curious… Fabulous Food Baskets Hors D’Oeuvres Dinner My Skinny Valentine

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