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This space is incredibly personal and focused on life lived through a love of food not a home for promotional content. As such, I do not post reviews, links or anything promotional.
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If I look at the food photos I’ve taken since 2007, it’s pretty frightening. I started out with a simple point and shoot, and then graduated to a DSLR. All photos taken from December 2012 onward are with a Canon 5D Mark ii with a 50mm/1.4 lens. Before that, I used a Canon T3i with a 50mm/1.4 lens, with a backup 2.5 macro lens. I use a few white foam boards to reflect light. While I’m not the most adept at food photography, my advice is keep practicing. I’ve learned a lot from reading posts from David Lebovitz, Smitten Kitchen, The Faux Martha, Desserts for Breakfast, among others. I’m less interested in styling food and more fascinated by showing you exactly what it is I loved about the dish.
This space is wholly my own — my voice, my food, my photographs — my not-so-private scrapbook of all the things I adore. Having someone write on this space is akin to having a stranger come in my home and host a dinner party. While I’m extremely flattered that you’d like my blog, I do not accept offers of guest posts.
I don’t talk about it often, but Algonquin Books published my memoir in 2008 [HarperCollins, the paperback in 2009], The Sky Isn’t Visible From Here. While I don’t have any plans to return to that terrain, I will likely write another book in my lifetime. I just don’t know when or what it’ll be about. A teacher told me to write my obsession out, preach it like sermon, so I’ll know when I have to “write it out.”