Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
In our local editions in New York and Los Angeles, we'll alert you to a must-try dish at a forgotten restaurant, a hot new bar that deserves its buzz, under-appreciated cook shops and neighborhood food purveyors who may otherwise go unnoticed.
Our new national edition, Tasting Table Everywhere, will keep you informed about the most interesting dining trends, the latest food luminaries and the best new wines, spirits and cocktails around the country. We'll also direct you to essential new websites, kitchen tools and ingredients. And since you like to travel, we'll cover that, too, with weekly updates about where to eat on the road and how to plan your next food-driven vacation.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Take a look at the upcoming International Conference on Food Styling & Photography held at Boston University, June 2009.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Check out this fabulous Las Vegas Dining and no-whining (lots of wine/beer) 4-day event called Vegas Uncork'd. Starting May 7-10, 2009 sponsored by Bon Appetit Magazine in my favorite food city of Las Vegas, Nevada is where all the foremost celebrity chefs convene for cocktails, wine & cuisine seminars, stylish dining, and my favorite Friday night "Grand Tasting" under a gigantic marquee tent poolside at Caesar's Palace. There is even a chefs blackjack tournament at the gorgeous Encore Resort and a celebrity chef cook-off battle!
Greetings and welcome to my blog.
“We eat with our eyes,” says Los Angeles-based Food Stylist and Food Network Challenge Judge, Alice Hart. She is the Paris-trained chef, artist and uber-professional behind Food for Film Stylists®. Her culinary philosophy takes on an extra dimension when cooking for yet a third critical eye—the camera lens. To watch her in action, whipping, dipping, stirring, whirring, folding and molding anything conceivably edible into appetizing visions literally too good to eat, one quickly sees her thirty years of experience and her “Grande Diplomate” credentials from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris at work.
As an illusionist, there is none better. Hart’s techniques in making a product appear hot, cool, wet, moist, crunchy or crispy in front of a still or moving camera are legendary. By creating this instant appetite appeal for a stellar client list including Nestle Foods, Coca Cola, Miller Beer, Starbucks Coffee and Haagen-Dazs, Hart keeps them coming back for more.
As good as her artistry and cooking skills are, Hart’s clients also know she will bring the job in on budget, before the pie is out of the oven. She simply has an eye for it, and a heart.
You can also check me out on my website foodforfilm.com
I will be writing about food styling, restaurant reviews (my favorite food town is Las Vegas), celebrity chefs, cool culinary events, including the TV Food Network Challenge shows that I appear on as a professional judge. I'm also an American Rose Society Horticultural Judge and Consulting Rosarian so gardening will be included.