Mattbites in Bon Appetit Magazine

by Matt on July 20, 2010

I recently had the honor of taking a few minutes to chat about food photography with the fine folks at Bon Appetit Magazine for a small feature in the August 2010 edition. It’s out on newsstands right now and to say I’m touched and humbled would be the world’s greatest understatement. It’s a wee bit surreal to open a magazine and see your mug looking back at you*. And for the record, I could easily eat fifteen of those parfaits on the cover. I’m not joking.

The magazine is out now, let me know what you think!

*Perhaps one day after the shame subsides I’ll share with you some back story about that self-portrait.

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Rosa July 20, 2010 at 8:27 am

Congrats! I can’t wait to get my issue.



Neel | Learn Food Photogaphy July 20, 2010 at 8:30 am

Matt, Congratulations on this. After reading this post all I can say it thank you for sparing time for all the readers and Learn Food Photography. I am out of words. thank you.


Amy July 20, 2010 at 8:36 am

My issue arrived in the mail yesterday and I saw your feature! I’d love to see this be a regular column in BA.

Fran July 20, 2010 at 9:10 am

I was so excited to leaf through the copy that came in the mail yesterday and see your smiling face. I think you look GREAT and your tips are always helpful.

Jessica @ How Sweet July 20, 2010 at 9:23 am

Congrats on the feature! I saw it on Friday when my mag arrived. Very cool!

Monica July 20, 2010 at 9:28 am

Congratulations! I have not gotten my issue yet on the mail, but now I’m really looking forward to it!

Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker July 20, 2010 at 11:37 am

I just retrieved my copy from the mailbox and couldn’t wait to bust it open and see your piece on food photography! Great tips and your photo looks fantastic!

Mikel Posh July 20, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Congrats! If only I could find that magazine somewhere in my town!!! I’ve been trying to get it for suuuch a long time.


Amy (Minimally Invasive) July 20, 2010 at 2:33 pm

I saw it as I was flipping through over the weekend…congratulations! Loved the photo tips and hope there will be more to come.

Lisa July 20, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Huzzah! Can’t wait to pick up a copy!

Stephanie W. July 20, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Congrats! And thanks for being so generous with the food photography tips! They are really helping me as I get ready to join the food blog world.

Nani Steele July 20, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Hi Matt,

Great to see you get recognition in Bon Appetit mag. I have a spread a few pages down about Big Sur-loved that we were in it at the same time.


Jessica July 20, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it!

Dena C. July 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Just opened up my issue that came into the mail today and followed you here! So happy to have found your blog and congrats on gracing Bon App! That HAS to be a thrill!

marla {family fresh cooking} July 21, 2010 at 7:20 am

Matt, this is fabulous news!!! I can’t wait to grab a copy. Congrats to you.

Emily Fleischaker July 21, 2010 at 8:56 am

Yay Matt! We are so thrilled to have you as a part of the issue! Talk soon. -Emily

Ruqxana July 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

Congratulations Matt. The first major dish I made on m own at the age of 7 was a parfait! I still have the original recipe in my scapebook. :)

Glenn Dettwiler July 21, 2010 at 10:38 am

Well I thought you might like this!

Glenn Dettwiler July 21, 2010 at 10:39 am

Matt, thought you might like this….

Tracy July 21, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Congratulations! I’ve been devouring my issue since it arrived in the mail. Loved your tips, was disappointed that the item was so short and would look forward to reading a photography column by you in the magazine each month. Well done!

Ana July 21, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Holy cow, I just found your website. Love!! Congrats on the article…hope it’s the first of many for you!

Wizzythestick July 21, 2010 at 7:42 pm

A huge fan of both Matt and Bon Appetit which thankfully I get here in the Caribbean. I look forward to reading the article.

Tony July 22, 2010 at 12:19 am

Great job, buddy! Perhaps a cookbook is next? Us male food bloggers have to stick together.

Paper Cup Lids July 22, 2010 at 3:45 am

Mine hasn’t arrived yet! looking forward to it though! well done!

Liane July 22, 2010 at 9:54 am

Ah – I almost bought the magazine in the airport but got a book instead. Too bad I missed it. I’ll have to take a look when I next see it.

DessertForTwo July 22, 2010 at 11:12 am

Congrats on the article! It’s always nice to see a fellow Texan take the spot light :)

Cooking in Mexico July 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Felicidades! Now you have a wider stage from which to share your wealth of photo knowledge. I’ll look for this issue.

And get over your …”shame”? You must mean humility. When you do get over it, we’d love to hear the back story.


fotographiafoodie July 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Congrats! Can’t wait to grab this issue. Looks wonderful!

lisa July 22, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Just got it in the mail today — can’t wait to take a peek!

MrJackhonky July 22, 2010 at 11:40 pm

Yay! Congratulations on the article! You look great and now (of course) you HAVE to tell the backstory to the self portrait!

Also, I noticed that you didn’t mention the magazine you were featured in last month…

ann July 23, 2010 at 7:35 am

Congrats – can’t wait to check it out!

John K. July 23, 2010 at 9:37 am

I’ll have the issue before I get home tonight! Matt, many have said “congrats” — add my name to the list. I also want to say that you truly inspire me. My goal is to shoot to some percentage of the level you do….I’m working at it!

Thanks Matt!!

evonborcke July 23, 2010 at 9:49 am

Congrats! Can’t wait to read!

Amber July 23, 2010 at 12:58 pm

I got my issue yesterday. So cool! I opened it up and showed my husband and was like “I KNOW THAT DUDE” – he wanted to see your photos so we spent a ton of time browsing the blog. :)

rsp2538 July 24, 2010 at 2:49 am

wow!! congrats!!

Steve July 24, 2010 at 7:16 pm

amazeballs. awesome!

EFT Tapping Enthusiast July 25, 2010 at 7:33 am

Congrats Matt!

You are my new hero. I’m in the process of selling my house and leaving my comfy US nest. Thanks for the continued inspiration!

Natalie Hill

Ash July 25, 2010 at 7:57 am

I almost bought this issue the other day but forgot to pick it up when I was leaving the store! I’ll make sure I won’t forget this time!

Congrats Matt!!

Lisa (AuthenticSuburbanGourmet) July 25, 2010 at 10:24 am

Congrats!!! Will have to pick up my issue soon.

Kitvy July 26, 2010 at 5:58 pm

I really envy with all of you. I hope the magazine available in my country. :)

Jane Ridolfi July 26, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Richard Stevens was in NYC w/ me and we were reading the article…big congrats….hope you are doing well! are you coming to nyc this summer?

karen j July 29, 2010 at 8:17 am

strangely, I found our issue in the bathroom at work. But still enjoyed reading your article. Congrats!

Winnie July 29, 2010 at 9:53 am

Congrats Matt! I saw it last week…pretty awesome!

Gabriel July 31, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Hmmm. I seem to remember saying, oh, about 5 years ago, “Just wait. You’re totally gonna be in Bon Appetit in like 2 years.” So I was 3 years off, but still…
You’re the bomb squad, mister, and don’t you ever forget it.

Big Congratulations! (Am going out to get a copy tomorrow.)


Bridget August 2, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Congrats on being featured in this issue!! …and your blog is nomcity!!

Thanks for sharing your amazing pics!


Culinary Cory August 2, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Congrats! The article is great!

Clare August 3, 2010 at 11:50 am

I’m not a subscriber, but I bought it when I saw your article while flipping through it at the newsstand!

parisbreakfast August 4, 2010 at 2:41 am

I flipped when I saw you in it! BRAVO!!

Diane {} August 8, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Great article, thanks for the heads up! I saw it at the newsstand and knew it was a must read.

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