A meandering summer road trip brought one night in the glorious Napa Valley. My wife and I chose to spend it at the highly reviewed Oenotri, located at 1425 First Street, in downtown Napa. http://oenotri.com/ Oenotri is named for “the people of the vines” an ancient tribe of people who inhabited Southern Italy as early […]
Not being from the South, I had no reference for good ole pork barbecue growing up. I mean, I am from the South of Brooklyn, NY (not to be confused with the neighborhood of “South Brooklyn,” which is actually situated in the North portion of the borough), but that doesn’t really fly here. I’m […]
f variety is the spice of life then this cocktail party sings of joie de vivre.
This is a truly global banquet of small bites and stimulating libations certain to heat things up for your holidays.
Ingredients 30 saltine crackers 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons dry potato flakes 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 egg 1/4 cup vegetable oil 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves Directions Place crackers in a large resealable plastic bag; seal bag and crush crackers until they are coarse crumbs. Add flour, […]
Lighting food is tricky if you don’t know what you are doing. As a New York City Food Photographer, I have been lighting food for years and there is always something to learn. The simplest way to approach lighting is of course to use natural light. Most photographers who have never photographed food may not know […]
I am often asked by clients whether I prefer to shoot with real or fake ice. Often times the choice is dictated by the circumstance. For example, when I am shooting on location at a restaurant or bar, real ice is the only choice available. If I am in the studio fake ice is often […]