In The Kitchen With: Dani Fisher’s Dark Chocolate Matzah

by Matt on April 2, 2012

Hi everyone and happy Monday! It’s back to the grind for me after a glorious quasi-weekend off! Ok, when you run your own business you don’t really ever have an actual day off, but after a few hours of resetting the studio and cleaning up we did manage to sneak away here.

It really is the happiest place on earth. Plus it’s nice to walk around, enjoy some rides, and bask in some fantastic sunshine. Although, and I’m not making this up, I overheard a young child say to his mother “I just want to feel loved!”  I have no idea what that was about, however. Ok, so maybe it’s not the happiest place on earth.

We’ve been working on some cookbook as well as some Food Network & Cooking Channel projects, and you’d be correct in thinking that we’re having the world’s best time. I have to pinch myself sometimes. Especially when I think about the team that I get to work with. They’re all pretty fantastic. And the icing on the cake is getting to work with stylist Dani Fisher. You all know I’m so mad about her. When she asked if I’d work with her on a Design*Sponge In The Kitchen With feature I jumped at the chance. Mostly because Grace is a friend, and the column’s editor Kristina is my long-lost sister. I do think we were separated at birth sometimes.

But back to Dani’s recipe.

Her recipe for Dark Chocolate Matzah is like crack. You have a piece, then you need another. And while the coconut was my favorite, I’m pretty sure you’ll dig the orange version, too. You’ll have to head over to Design*Sponge for the recipe and the entire photos. Please make it. You will not regret it.


We also managed to sneak in a day of personal work, and even just thinking about me + Dani + Adam C. Pearson makes me giggle like a child. Talk about fun! Since we’re on the Passover theme here, we photographed a beautiful meal and I want to thank Dani for letting me share it here.


And yes, it was delicious. We ate it, all in the name of photography.  You’ll see what I mean.



Thanks to Adam Pearson for beautiful food styling and Dani Fisher for prop styling. And thank you Kristina!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks April 2, 2012 at 7:15 am

I love the overhead shot of Adam and of all this gorgeous food! WOW!

Makes me want to dive into that chocolate matzoh and never come up for air. So glad you all got a chance to work together on some delicious looking projects!

Yvette ~ Muy Bueno April 2, 2012 at 9:36 am

WOWZA Matt! The styling and photography is beyond gorgeous! I’m obsessed with Design*Sponge! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ;)

Megan April 2, 2012 at 11:03 am

Seriously awesome! I’m crazy about all of this. I love eating in the name of photography!

maya April 3, 2012 at 1:41 am

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that last photo. this is what mattbites is all about. where else can i get this awesome peek behind the scenes?!

Nic@diningwithastud April 3, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I adore this shoot! I love that you have everyones hands getting in there and sharing. THAT’S, what its all about :D

bajajnewpulsar April 4, 2012 at 8:18 am

WOWZA Matt! The styling and photography is beyond gorgeous! I’m obsessed with Design*Sponge! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

Fullflavoredlife April 10, 2012 at 10:17 am

This all looks AMAZING! Glad you had a great time!

Kiran @ April 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Gorgeous overhead shot, Matt :) Love the rustic and overall feel of having good foods in the company of good friends!

Chocolate Cake Blog December 29, 2012 at 1:45 am

Hi Matt, I just found your blog and love it! Great food and great photography. Cheers

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