Food & drink

Kitchen essentials

Last week I spent an afternoon at the Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts learning how to make bubbles out of pulled sugar for a Food in Five Steps story, which you can read on the National Post’s website.

I couldn’t resist snapping a few scene shots. I have a thing for lines and repetition. : )

Bonnie Gordon1

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Food & drink

Food in Five Steps

I recently launched a new feature on the National Post’s food blog called Food in Five Steps, a photographic essay of sorts that takes readers into kitchens to learn how some of their favourite foods are made. It’s allowed me to meet some really great people and further develop my food photography skills (I really wanted to type skillz there).

Here are some of my favourite shots:

Cinnamon buns at Tori’s Bakeshop

Tori's Bakeshop


Braised beef n spuds at The Firkin



Macarons at Nad├Ęge Patisserie


Food & drink

Ladies who shoot their lunch

Earlier this week I went on a two-day jaunt to a farm near Thornbury, Ont., courtesy of the team behind the Canadian launch of the Australian wine label Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch (got that?). The goal, of course, was to shoot our lunch, then skin, clean, cook and eat it. Alas, the birds outwitted us, but we enjoyed a beautiful, crisp fall morning, and some frozen ducks who’d met their demise earlier.

I’m not a hunting advocate, but after this trip, I see the merit in it for sustenance purposes. You don’t get much more locavore than heading down to the local pond for lunch. And waste is minimized as well, no packaging and everything that’s not eaten is compostable.