Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Orange Vanilla Semolina Cake

Orange Vanilla Semolina Cake (0019) by Meeta K Wolff

I hope you are in a party mood today. I am! And I have cake. It’s a special week for me as this space here - my blog - just turned 6. If we were to talk blog years that would be something like … 60. Back in February 2006 I had the ingenious idea of starting a blog.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Behind the Scenes of a Cookbook Shoot

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Sometimes all it takes is a simple email. That email hits all the right buttons and it clicks. That’s what happened when I got an email from Lisa Nieschlag a little while back. Lisa is the cookbook author for the Anni Kocht series and she is currently working on her third book. For both the previous books she teamed up with Julia Cawley who photographed the recipes. In Lisa’s email to me she said that this time they wanted to work with someone who would style the dishes with them.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Slow Roasted Grappa Garlic and Lemon Pepper Chicken with Parsnip Fries

Slow Roasted Grappa Garlic and Lemon Pepper Chicken with Parsnip Fries (0007)by Meeta K. Wolff

Looking for some repose from all the pink sparkly hearts and frilly red roses? Welcome to this space - a place where there are no cute frosted cupcakes or pink macarons nor will you find adorable red velvet desserts for two or pillowy puffs of pastel colored meringues. Instead, I give you a roasted chicken!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Quarkkeulchen with Cranberries and a Cinnamon Blueberry Compote - A German Specialty

Quarkkeulechen with Cranberries (0118) by Meeta K. Wolff

The icy grip of winter holds us firmly. Just as I was thinking we were going to get the mildest winter in years, things took a turn and we are now facing the coldest winter in decades. It totally amazes me how we are at the mercy of Mother Nature.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Food Photography and Styling Workshop in Dubai, April 2012

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Do you know that feeling when you’ve been working on a project and cannot wait to present it to everyone? Well this is one of those times and one of those projects.

Last year Sally Prosser and I got together to discuss a Food Photography and Styling workshop in Dubai. Sally told me about the fantastic food blogger group in the Emirates and I was really looking forward to meet them on my next visit. As we talked further we began plotting and planning - a workshop for the food bloggers interested in improving their skills in food photography and styling was in the making.

What can I say? We had a blast putting it together and I think we’ve done a pretty awesome job. We’ve put together a brilliant schedule in an absolutely stunning location - Nasimi Beach at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai.

Excited too?

So, here are the details:

When: Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th April
Where: Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Your Instructor: Meeta K. Wolff
Your Host: Sally Prosser
Workshop Website

The workshop will be limited to only ten people so that each person receives the best
attention and guidance. The aim is to solve as many of your food photography and styling
problems as possible so you leave the workshop with the information and skills you need to create great food images. You'll be given the inspiration and the means to unleash your creativity allowing you to hone your skills. This workshop is ideally suited for food bloggers.

The course will cover basic and advanced food styling, presentation and photography from
choosing props to composition. Through comprehensive exercises, hands-on assignments,
a market visit and restaurant meals, I will address a variety of aspects of food
photography and styling. The hands-on approach means plenty of individual coaching and
one-to-one contact. All your questions can be answered, ideas can be shared and practical
experience gained in a relaxed, sociable environment.

Read through the full programme of the 2 day workshop over on the workshop page.

Nasimi Beach at the Atlantis, provides a gorgeous location to stimulate your imagination and creativity and a fun, relaxing environment for us to to get to know each other better. From a live cookery demonstration with the chef to sundowners on the palm-fringed beach, they’ll be two days of food and photography inspiration.

The workshop includes two days of intensive instruction on food photography and styling with me, lunch on both days, dinner on the first evening and all beverages throughout the sessions at the Atlantis and transport to and from the off-site assignment.

So if I have tempted you to join us for this workshop click on over to the workshop website and register. You’ll find all further details on how to register and the great programme we’ve put together for you.

See you at the Atlantis!

 


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