Food Blog Camp: The Round-Ups

Yep. I’m putting up our work-cation pictures on a slideshow. Sorry there are no margaritas and guacamole to pass around while you watch. Next time, man. Next time. I wrote plenty about our experience at Food Blog Camp. Fantastic focus on photography by the White on Rice Couple, Matt Armendariz, and Adam Pearson. A very [...]

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The Greatest Job in the World

Adam Pearson, Food Stylist

The highlight of day 4 was the Food Styling and Photography session by Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson. We discussed styling: plating, structuring, crumbs, and magical dollops. We discussed styling tools: eye droppers, skewers, paint brushes, kitchen torches, museum wax (to hold utensils in place on plates), and Polygrip (to hold food items in place [...]

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Day Tres: Food Blog Camp

I’m not sure what was the most fun experience at Food Blog Camp today… getting the chance to capture some of Grand Velas’ most talented head chefs in action, in beautiful, perfect natural light. Having the White on Rice Couple pay us a huge compliment via twitter (squee!). Hearing David, Elise, and Jaden speak on [...]

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Food Blog Camp: Seeing the Light

9am comes earrrrly when you go to bed late… and then you lay in bed because you’re too excited about the next day’s photography workshop to sleep. Diane Cu and Todd Porter of White on Rice Couple led the first photography workshop, Using Natural Light and Its Movement, on Day 2 of Food Blog Camp. [...]

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Hola From Food Blog Camp!

Just thought I’d share a few shots from Day 1 of Food Blog Camp: Food Blog Camp has been… amazing. Eye-opening. Tequila-y. Fun. Exhausting. Delicious. Tequila-y. I could write a book but since I wouldn’t have the time to read it myself, I’ll stick to a daily recap. The hosting resort, Grand Velas Riviera Maya, [...]

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Tour de Brisket


Barbecue is very much a regional cuisine. It looks different from the Texas Hill Country to Memphis to St. Louis to the Carolinas. In Texas, barbecue is less about the sauce and all about the meat. We’re downright crazy about brisket. It’ll take you a full day to drive across the state, yet somehow we’ve [...]

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