Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Spicy Chorizo and Vegetable Chili

Doesn't that bowl of chili just look delicious? ...No no, I'm not bragging.  I'm just trying to point out the effectiveness of a few techniques derived from a method the professionals call "food styling."  Yep, food styling is an actual profession in which a person is paid to make food look good.  So basically, a food stylist is a makeup artist for food.

Have you ever been to a restaurant that serves beautiful plates of food and tried to take a picture of said plate of food that came out looking like mush?  Or maybe you went to that hole-in-the-wall Chinese place that displayed photos of some questionably-looking (albeit, delicious) food next to the menu items.  Ever wondered why your fast-food cheeseburger looks like a week-old, smashed-down version of the ones you see in commercials?  That's right! It all has to do with food styling (or in some cases the lack thereof).

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Maple Cinnamon Rigoatta (a.k.a. Goat Ricotta)

goat ricotta

My apologies for such a long blogging hiatus, but the last few months of my life have been blessed with numerous opportunities that have kept me busy as a bee (which you will hear more about over the course of my next few posts).  

Now, I know what you must be thinking… “She goes months without posting a single recipe and now she posts a recipe for CHEESE on a blog about Paleo/Primal food?”  I would argue that I’m not crazy, but the rest of this post probably doesn’t argue in my favor.