I look out the window and it definitely feels like autumn in Seattle. Wind and rain arrived blowing leaves throughout. Who isn’t tempted of photographing their feet on a pile of colorful leaves? Yes, I admit it. Me too.
Eggs en cocotte with chanterelles, leeks and goat cheese
I am currently in the Basque Country where we hosted a food and lifestyle photography workshop. I will have to tell you all about it when I return home. It was so intense and beautiful. It felt surreal to share so much of my essence with people from all over the world. We ate non-stop, we worked hard and even crashed a wedding.
I have been on a true wild mushroom kick as of late. Late summer will do that to anyone I suppose. Seattle reminds me to the Basque Country in many ways and the variety of mushrooms is one – the late summer heat and rain are necessary.
I remember walking the forests with my dad as a child looking around the bottom of oak, beech, and chestnut trees. Patiently checking under fallen leaves and hidden corners. He is such a master and so patient. Patience is a must and also years of experience.
A quick note to let you know that I will be teaching at The Pantry at Delancey this autumn!
If you live in the Seattle area, I am sure you have been to Delancey right? And did you know they have a space where they teach cooking classes? Yes! It’s called The Pantry and it is such a beautiful space and they continue to fill their schedule with classes I want to take.
In October, I will be teaching a Basque pintxos class where we will learn to make membrillo, cook bacalao, perfect tortilla de patatas and other recipes. That class sold out even before I had a chance to tell you about it. Really fast, which tells me many of you really are interested in classic Basque cooking.
I will also be teaching a 1-day food photography class in November. Here are the details.
WHAT: Hands-on food photography class where we will discuss camera settings, daylight photography, composition, food and prop styling. WHEN: November 17, 2013 from 9am until 3pm PST WHERE: The Pantry at Delancey, Seattle, Washington FEE: $200