A portrait I did of Zak Pelaccio of Fish & Game Restaurant in Hudson, NY, for the New York Times. The story – about several chefs’ fantasy Thanksgiving Dinners – is here.
Magazines & The New York Times
A cover shoot of pancakes for the January 2014 cover of Hudson Valley magazine. Pancakes cooked at Dolce, in Kingston, NY, and styled by the multi-talented Patrick Decker.
For the fall issue of Edible Hudson Valley, I visited the Hawthorne Valley Farm. This is one of the good places in the world. Here, bread is baked from grain grown on the surrounding fields. Sauerkraut ferments naturally in a cellar. Cheese is made by hand using milk from cows that live on the farm. To spend an afternoon speaking with Martin Ping is to feel inspired for a great future.
The annual “Best Of” Hudson Valley magazine is out, featuring a single burger from Poppy’s in Beacon, which I photographed. Lots of jalapenos, very spicy. And, on 10.28.13 this cover was chosen as a Cover of the Day, by the Society of Publication Designers!
I visited Dana and Michael Eudy of Field Apothecary and Herb Farm in Germantown this spring to photograph them for Edible Hudson Valley magazine. Read the article here.
Recently, I visited the new Bocuse Restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America and photographed a slide show’s worth of images for Chronogram magazine. Play the slide show on this page.
I was asked to share 10 of my favorite food images that I have shot for First We Feast. They did an interview with me, and made a slideshow on their website. Unsurprisingly, when asked for my favorite food images, I chose mostly story-driven pictures: ice fishing; running around eastern Canada with the Joe Beef chefs; a foie gras factory, and more. Link to story here.
Recently I spent the morning with some monks on a mountaintop and photographed this slide show for the New York Times.
On assignment last month, I visited a diner in Hudson, NY that is worth a stop on any road trip through the area. Grazin’ is Animal Welfare Approved and sources all of its meat, dairy, and as much fruit and veg as possible, from local & AWA-certified farms – usually no more than 12 miles away. The hamburgers are juicy and fresh, and the milkshakes are out of this world. See Peter Barrett’s story in the December Chronogram for more.
My first feature photo shoot for Bon Appetit magazine: A story on Thanksgiving Brunch ideas. Let me be the first to report – everything here was delicious, and most especially that brown butter, ginger, and sour cream coffee cake. Recipe here.
Last week was a hectic week amidst a hectic summer: Three trips to NYC in 5 days, twice to shoot popsicles for the Brooklyn based company, People’s Pops, and on Friday I shot my first feature for Bon Appetit magazine. Bon Appetit! What a great experience working with food stylist Simon Andrews, prop stylist Stella Yoon, and the amazing Bon Appetit creative team.
I probably shouldn’t take photos while driving, but what a dramatic entrance to the city – and totally inappropriate weather for the last day of shooting popsicles – I couldn’t help myself on the GW Bridge at 8 in the morning.
And finally, a scene from the apartment where we set up an impromptu studio for the People’s Pops recipe shots. For me, there is nothing better than their plum/sour cherry pop, although apricot/orange blossom is out of this world. Seasonal fruit + sugar + freeze: look for the cookbook in Spring, 2012, to be published by Ten Speed Press.