When I moved to Seattle, one of the things that struck me the most is how many amazing cheese and ice cream makers there are in the area and how much of their products are featured in restaurants across the city. Dairy is abundant in Washington and when you drive around you see why. There is a lot of available farming land just minutes outside of the city, pastures, and lots of farming tradition. In fact, Washington ranks ninth in total milk production in the United States and here, people like their milk with the most fat.
I love tarts and I love tarts made with really yellow butter. But you already know that. I also love cream, cheese, ice cream and any milk derived products.I know you do too. So when I was invited by the Washington Dairy Commission to learn more about our state’s dairy farmers, I jumped on the opportunity. And while at it, I made some summer fruit and hazelnut frangipane tarts for you.
I am thrilled to let you know that I will be traveling to Australia this November to teach a food styling and photography class with Luisa Brimble with the collaboration of Sophie Hansen. The class will take place in Rydal (just over the NSW Blue Mountains) on November 11-13, 2015. Registration for this workshop opens today.
I’m so excited to announce that a workshop by Gentl & Hyers.
Andrea Gentl & Martin Hyers have been such an inspiration for me and every single photographer I meet along the way and they will be coming to idylic Lummi Island (off the coast of Washington State) this September to share their knowledge, experience and work on this still life and reportage workshop.
I just returned from a week in Portugal where I hosted a food photography and visual storytelling workshop with Ritchie Ace Camps. We stayed at Uva do Monte in Costa Terra. Beautiful bare beaches and peaceful villages. We discussed photography, we shared meals, but most importantly, made new friends.