Author: Matt Armendariz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Sharing your kitchen concoctions on your personal food blog has never been as popular as it is right now, but if you've ever had trouble getting your tasty temptations to look like pretty plates on camera, you know how difficult it can be to take amazing pictures of food. Matt Armendariz, of Mattbites food blog fame, shares his experiences and best practices for creating wonderful food photos in Focus On Food Photography for Bloggers. Written specifically for you the blogger, Matt discusses the ins and outs of equipment, lighting, composition, propping, sparking your inspiration, and getting creative, all with what you have on hand at home! Learn how to avoid common pitfalls with foods that are notoriously camera shy, how to successfully snap your dinner at a restaurant as well as on your kitchen table, and how to style your food with what you have in your cupboards. He also includes advice on post-processing, posting, and protecting your prized images. As well as on his blog, Matt's photography has been featured in The Skinny Bitch Cookbook, on Martha Stewart, Paula Deen's Best Dishes, and Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen, along with numerous food magazines and newspapers. Let this seasoned blogger give your food photography the boost it needs to really make your readers salivate!
Why do the world’s most delicious foods taste even better served on a stick? Author and photographer Matt Armendariz answers the question with dozens of delightful recipes for party food, street-cart food, junk food, and more. From elegant hors d’oeuvres to humble everyday fare, it’s all here: • deep-fried mac 'n' cheese • s'mores • antipasti • bacon-wrapped shrimp • fudge puppies • fish and chips ...and more! Plus tricks for using sticks and skewers like cocktail picks, sugarcane, and fresh rosemary, ideas for entertaining, and quick and easy recipes for delicious homemade marinades, dips, and sauces. See for yourself why everything tastes better On a Stick!
How do you keep a Dagwood from toppling over? What makes a Po’ Boy so crispy and crunchy? And who was the genius that invented the Fluffernutter? Discover these answers and more in The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches—a chunky little cookbook dedicated to everything between sliced bread. Author Susan Russo has searched the globe to catalog every sandwich imaginable, providing tried-and-true recipes, tips and tricks, and fascinating regional and historical trivia about the best snack of all time. Quick how-to instructions will ensure that every Panini is toasted to buttery perfection, every Sloppy Joe is deliciously sloppy, and every Dagwood is stacked to perfection! The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches is essential reading for sandwich connoisseurs everywhere.
There's not a lunch box, birthday party, or afternoon snack that isn't made more delicious and fun with onigiri! These bite-size balls of rice can be made with favorite and nutritious ingredients, and are easily shaped and decorated to make animals, flowers, and more. This book features more than 30 recipes for flavorful onigiri with a range of fillings as well as master recipes for cooking rice, plus extras to round out the meal: a miso soup to float the rice balls in, perfect soft eggs to wrap in rice, and pickled ginger to serve on the side. More than 20 color photographs inspire new creations and teach kids and adults alike to make these creative treats.
Easy everyday recipes from America's favorite food bloggers One of the country's fastest growing cooking websites, Good Bite has a simple mission—to bring together the Internet's best food bloggers and give them a platform to showcase their favorite everyday recipes in short, entertaining videos. Now, Good Bite Weeknight Meals compiles 120 recipes for quick and delicious family dinners from the site's most popular contributors: Andrea’s Recipes – Andrea Meyers Weelicious – Catherine McCord Southern Plate – Christy Jordan White on Rice Couple – Diane Cu and Todd Porter Simply Recipes – Elise Bauer Steamy Kitchen – Jaden Hair Picky Palate – Jenny Flake Dinner with Julie – Julie Van Rosendaal Kath Eats – Kath Younger Our Best Bites – Kate Jones and Sara Wells Laura’s Best Recipes – Laura Levy Recipe Girl – Lori Lange No Recipes – Marc Matsumoto Coconut & Lime – Rachel Rappaport Gluten-Free Girl – Shauna James Ahern and Daniel Ahern Matt Bites – Matt Armendariz With mouthwatering full-color photographs from Matt Armendariz of Matt Bites and fully taste-tested recipes for any and every night, Good Bite Weeknight Meals offers inspiration and cooking wisdom to turn any dinner into a special occasion. One of the most popular food and cooking blogs on the Internet, Good Bite receives between 2 and 3 million visitors each month Includes contributions from the voices behind such popular blogs as Gluten-Free Girl, Picky Palate, Steamy Kitchen, and Simply Recipes Features 120 easy and delicious recipes
Everything in generosity is the motto of Zoe Nathan, the big-hearted baker behind Santa Monica's favorite neighborhood bakery and breakfast spot, Huckleberry Bakery & Café. This irresistible cookbook collects more than 115 recipes and more than 150 color photographs, including how-to sequences for mastering basics such as flaky dough and lining a cake pan. Huckleberry's recipes span from sweet (rustic cakes, muffins, and scones) to savory (hot cereals, biscuits, and quiche). True to the healthful spirit of Los Angeles, these recipes feature whole-grain flours, sesame and flax seeds, fresh fruits and vegetables, natural sugars, and gluten-free and vegan options—and they always lead with deliciousness. For bakers and all-day brunchers, Huckleberry will become the cookbook to reach for whenever the craving for big flavor strikes.
Author: Kate McDermott
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2016-10-04
One of 2016’s BEST COOKBOOKS*, THE Pie-Baking Bible**, an INSTANT CLASSIC***, with raves from NPR, Oprah.com, USA Today, Bon Appetit, Cosmopolitan, Outlander Kitchen, and more “A new baking bible.” (*Wall Street Journal) “If there’s such a thing as a pie guru, it’s Kate McDermott.” (*Sunset Magazine) “The next best thing to taking one of her classes.”(*The Washington Post) “Gorgeous…a dream of a cookbook.” (*Eat Your Books) “Heartwarming and funny…an instructive debut.” (*Library Journal) “Utterly exquisite, will steal your heart. RUN, don’t walk, to order your copy. (**The Blender Girl) “Not just on crusts and fillings but life itself. A keeper.” (***Atlanta Journal-Constitution) "Whether you’re a seasoned pie hand or a beginner with more enthusiasm than skill, Kate’s got you covered.” (Dorie Greenspan) “One of the best books written on the topic.” (Publishers Weekly) Kate McDermott, who learned to make pie from her Iowa grandmother, has taught the time-honored craft of pie-making to thousands of people. Here she shares her secrets to great crusts (including gluten-free options), fabulous fillings, and to living a good life. This is the only PIE cookbook you need.
Author: Laila Ali
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2018-01-23
Four-time undefeated boxing world champion, cooking personality, and passionate health advocate, Laila Ali’s Food For Life features over 100 sassy recipes that will help you “swap it out.” In Laila’s kitchen, nutrition is King, but flavor is Queen! In her debut cookbook, Laila shows you how to make knockout meals in ways that work with your busy and demanding life, so you can eat healthy, delicious food without feeling hungry! Food for Life shares more than 100 of Laila's favorite recipes. Whether you’re new to cooking, busy feeding a family, or ready to eat healthier, Food for Life will be your guidebook! In Food for Life, you’ll find real-life recipes to bring simple, healthy, hearty, and satisfying food to the table, such as: - Stovetop Ratatouille - Oven-“Fried” Chicken - West Coast Southern Greens - The Greatest of All Time Burger (her father's favorite) - Heavenly Lemon Yogurt Cake
Author: Nicole S. Young
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Release Date: 2015-07-16
Do you need help making your food look as delicious as it tastes? Are you a “foodie” hungry for more tantalizing photos of your culinary creations? Do you have a food blog that you’d like to take to the next level, with better images and a stronger business strategy? Then this book is for you! In Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition, photographer Nicole Young returns to dish up the basics on everything you need to know to make great food images, from getting the right camera equipment to mastering the key photographic principles of aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. She offers tips on styling food using props, fabrics, and tabletops; and she explains how to improve your photos through editing after the shoot. This new edition features many brand-new images and examples, accompanied by up-to-date discussions on achieving good lighting and composition. In addition Nicole covers developments in the industry that have emerged since the publication of the first edition, such as the entry of mirrorless cameras on the scene, and more. She also provides a brand new post-processing section focusing on Photoshop Lightroom, showing how to improve your photos through sharpening, color enhancement, and other editing techniques. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book offers the practical advice and expert shooting tips you need to get the food images you want every time you pick up your camera.
The first cookbook from Jenny Flake, the mom-blogger behind Picky Palate On-the-go moms like Jenny Flake know how tough it is to keep family meals interesting day-in and day-out, so she did something about it. On her blog, Picky Palate, she serves up fun, super-tasty family meals that will please even the pickiest little eaters. Now, she offers the same fast and delicious crowd-pleasing recipes in The Picky Palate Cookbook. One of the world's most popular food blogs, Picky Palate is the place to go for busy parents who need family recipe solutions in a flash. Here, you'll find all-time favorites from the blog along with nearly 100 exclusive new dishes accompanied by enticing full-color photographs. Includes 128 total recipes, both favorites from the blog and brand-new from Jenny's kitchen Offers perfectly easy and delicious dishes for stay-at-home parents, newlyweds, and novice home cooks Features beautiful full-color photography from acclaimed blogger and photographer Matt Armendariz Whether you're already a big fan of the blog or you're just desperate for ways to keep your own picky palates satisfied, this is the perfect solution for dull family meals.
A cookbook that reinvents the American classic, macaroni and cheese, with gourmet ingredients, handcrafted artisan cheeses, and unique flavor combinations. MELT: THE ART OF MACARONI AND CHEESE is the first book to marry the American standard, macaroni and cheese, with handcrafted artisan cheeses and a wide array of pastas, producing dishes that are both classic and chic. Home cooks of all levels will be encouraged to incorporate fresh, simple ingredients into the everyday comfort food they know and love. Featuring such unexpected and delicious combinations as Beecher's Flagship Cheddar with Avocado, Lime, and Shell Pasta; Drunken Goat, Fennel, Edamame, Mint, and Rotini; and Pumpkin Stuffed with Fontina, Italian Sausage, and Macaroni, MELT takes mac and cheese out of the box and elevates it to a level that will delight even the most sophisticated palates. With gorgeous color photography throughout, MELT is a compendium of inventive recipes that will add a fresh twist to the family dinner or play a starring role at your next dinner party.
From chef and creator of the popular food blog Domesticate-Me.com, 125 outrageously delicious yet deceptively healthy recipes for dudes (and the people who love them), accompanied by beautiful full-color photography. Dudes. So well intentioned when it comes to healthy eating, even as they fail epically in execution—inhaling a "salad" topped with fried chicken fingers or ordering their Italian hero on a whole wheat wrap (that makes it healthy, right?). There are several issues with men going on diets. First, they seem to be misinformed about basic nutrition. They are also, generally, not excited about eating "health food." You can lead a dude to the salad bar, but you can’t make him choose lettuce. Enter Serena Wolf—chef, food blogger, and caretaker of a dude with some less than ideal eating habits. As a labor of love, Serena began creating healthier versions of her boyfriend’s favorite foods and posting them on her blog, where she received an overwhelming response from men and women alike. Now, in The Dude Diet, Serena shares more than 125 droolworthy recipes that prove that meals made with nutrient-dense whole foods can elicit the same excitement and satisfaction associated with pizza or Chinese take-out. The Dude Diet also demystifies the basics of nutrition, empowering men to make better decisions whether they’re eating out or cooking at home. Better still, each recipe is 100% idiot-proof and requires only easily accessible ingredients and tools. With categories like Game Day Eats, On the Grill, Serious Salads, and Take Out Favorites, The Dude Diet will arm dudes and those who love them with the knowledge they need to lead healthier, happier lives—with flattened beer bellies and fewer meat sweats. The Dude Diet includes 102 full-color photographs.
Author: Kelly Senyei
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-03-08
Bloggers and foodies everywhere will want this full-color book The only thing better than cooking and eating is talking about it! Combine your two loves—food and blogging—with this ultimate guide for food bloggers everywhere. Food Blogging For Dummies shows you how to join the blogosphere with your own food blog. This unique guide covers everything: how to identify your niche, design your site, find your voice, and create mouthwatering visuals of your best recipes and menus using dazzling lighting and effects. You'll learn how to optimize your blog for search, connect with social media, take your blog mobile, add widgets, and much more. Walks you through the technicalities of starting your own food blog Explores what you need to consider before your first post ever goes public Shows you how to create lip-smacking food visuals using special lighting and clever effects Explains SEO and how to make sure your site and recipes are searchable Goes into social media and how to use it effectively with your blog Here's everything you need to know about food blogging.
Author: Joy Deangdeelert Cho
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics
As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, animators, and more how to build a successful business doing what they love. Freelancing pros Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho explain everything from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. Accessible, spunky, and packed with practical advice, Creative, Inc. is an essential for anyone ready to strike out on their own.