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Snap Good Photos in Restaurants

link to norecipes.com post

link to norecipes.com post

Here’s a great article from one of our favorite food blogs, [No Recipes]. Marc Matsumoto is not only a photographer but an artist when it comes to preparing food. You can’t ask for food photography tips from a more knowledgeable source! LOVE the tip about balancing your point and shoot camera on a water glass in low light conditions. Check it out:

Snap Good Photos in Restaurants.

(disclaimer: it’s unabashedly a commercial for Sony products too, and we make no endorsement of them here…never used them. Delfina Restaurant on the other hand, we LOVE. You should go there;-)

Marc also happens to be a gifted writer. He cooks improvisationally, hence the name of the blog, and the narrative of his posts is as much about his day, his inspiration and his process as it is about the food. We love the way he weaves food, socializing and a moment in time together, reminding us why we love to cook and . . .  celebrate food.

Check out the blog.

But darn, he shot this video mere blocks from MUS•e•YUM H.Q. So bummed to have missed out on meeting him in person. Marc, come back! We’ll take you to Starstream on the company expense account!


dessert snapshot of the day, apple/rosemary/cream cheese pie at Knead Patisserie, SF

apple, rosemary and cream cheese pie, Knead. 24th Street near Shotwell, San Francisco

apple, rosemary & cream cheese pie, Knead. 24th St. near Shotwell, SF

apple pie at Knead Patisserie, San Francisco

apple pie at Knead Patisserie, San Francisco

the best chocolate chip cookie in San Francisco is at Goody Goodie!

Can there be any doubt why SFWeekly chose Goody Goodie Cream & Sugar as the best Chocolate Chip cookie? Check out this photo:

Chocolate Chip with Coconut Cookie by Goody Goodie Cream and Sugar, San Francisco

Chocolate Chip with Coconut Cookie by Goody Goodie Cream and Sugar, San Francisco

what’s for dinner

I’m reminded of one of the big reasons I love food so much. It’s the catalyst for bringing friends and family together, and the stage upon which so many lovely memories are made. I believe one of the highest ways we can show one other our appreciation, and affection, is by feeding them. And, breaking bread is always a great reason for a party!

Last night my partner and I joined two dear friends for dinner. As always, it was a fun excuse to try out a new recipe, and this time it was lemon posset, as found on Food52.com, by mrslarkin! This dessert was very easy to make and quite delicious, at once intensely lemony, silky and sweet. I’d been (quite generously) gifted with a heaping bag of Meyer Lemons the day before so, G-d forbid those go to waste;-)

Lemon Posset (via Food52.com)

By mrslarkin

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. In a small saucepan, heat cream and sugar to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Continue boiling for 5 minutes. Watch the heat – don’t let the cream boil over.
  2. Remove pan from heat and stir in lemon juice. Let cool, about 15 minutes.
  3. Pour even amounts into four ramekins. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, or until set.
  4. Serve with unsweetened whipped cream, or shortbread cookies to dunk.
food photography lemon posset

heavy cream and sugar begin to boil

food photography

silky and intense, Lemon Posset made for a great Easter dessert