Currently Reading – The Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

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This book is an original way of viewing our global eating habits.  Husband and wife team (photographer and writer) team up to photograph 30 families with their entire weekly intake laid out on their kitchen tables.  An unusual family portrait to be sure and much easier to arrange than an earlier project which involved photographing families with all of their worldly possessions laid out in front of their homes.  And an NPR interviewed Faith d'Aluiso and Peter Menzel the authors of Hungry Planet:  What the World Eats.  The interview is great and the book even more so.

Annie
Pondering the bigger picture

© 2008 Anne Mahle

Cookbook Photo Bloopers

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I was in the kitchen yesterday testing recipes for the latest column and for the new cookbook, in the groove, working with gorgeous, fat, fresh scallops from Jess's Market.  E was snapping photos.  I made Coquilles St. Jacques, a Black Bean and Goat Cheese Salad with Cilantro Seared Scallops and a Parisian version of Coquilles St. Jacques which is basically scallops sauteed in a butter, garlic and parsley sauce.  While I was measuring olive oil for the black bean salad, trucking right along, E made this photo.  See anything wrong with this picture?  Perhaps the lid on the olive oil should be off?

Annie
Laughing in the kitchen

© 2008 Anne Mahle