From the monthly archives:

December 2011

One last thing…I promise

by Matt on December 30, 2011

Wishing you a very happy 2012! PS Yes I realized I cut my eyes off. OUCH!  


A new banner for 2012!

by Matt on December 29, 2011

Well folks, we’re about to say goodbye to another year and I can’t think of a better way to ring it in than with a new banner! You know I like to update things now and then, and just the other day we finished a big citrus story at the studio for ourselves (yes, self-assignments [...]


Hamilton Island Great Barrier Feast

by Matt on December 26, 2011

Will it be ok with you if I claim a compressed holiday schedule blended with a healthy dose of jet lag as to why I am only getting around to writing about my quick trip to Australia two weeks ago today? I came home after a 4-day trip and jumped immediately into 4 photo shoots. [...]


Roasted Acorn Squash with Ricotta & Honey

by Matt on December 24, 2011

You might remember we were on a slight squash kick recently. It coincided with a visit to one of my favorite restaurants here in Long Beach, Michael’s Pizzeria. I’ve said a million times that I don’t really “do” restaurant coverage because a) it’s overdone and b) it’s not my thing. I think the irony is [...]


Hi folks! I’m working on my book on food photography and wanted to ask you, my dear awesome-n-groovy readers, which foods you find difficult to photograph. Now I know you are all a super talented bunch, that’s no question, but what foods pose issues? Is it that casserole causing you catastrophes? The dagwood sandwich creating [...]

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Delicious Conversations: A Little Night Music

by Matt on December 15, 2011

This post is part of an ongoing discussion sponsored by San Pellegrino and their “delicious conversations” series as seen through the lens of food. This entry is about two of my favorite things: food and music. Wait, three favorite things if you count Dinner Parties! Jobim, Getz, Peterson. Those names are equally at home in [...]


I’ll take Cookbooks for $200, Alex

by Matt on December 13, 2011

It was my sister Angela that texted me first. “Did you know you were a question on Jeopardy?” she wrote. Soon after the facebook posts and messages started coming in. Mostly from the other side of the country from friends who were settled in for the night and enjoying some gameshow tv time. “What the [...]


This post is part of an ongoing discussion sponsored by San Pellegrino and their “delicious conversations” series as seen through the lens of food. I chose to participate because the idea of delicious moments with friends and family and food conversations that generate chatter interest me. Plus I was able to pick the topic and [...]


Spicy Curry Butternut Squash

by Matt on December 9, 2011

I’m not going to do that apology thing that us bloggers usually do. You know what I mean (because I’ve done it a million times before):  “So sorry I haven’t written/blogged/posted! I’ve been so inundated with work/family/my book/intergalactic atomic particle transportation/etc.” No, I’m not going to say that. I am going to own up to [...]