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Behind The Scenes

Before you settle into this post and video, please: 1) Forgive my spastic, forever gesticulating body language. I swear I can be calm. Sometimes. 2) What really looks like Jazz Hands was only me talking about a large plate with tiny food (my pet peeve). 3) No insects were killed in the making of this [...]


Wow, it’s hard to believe it was 4 years ago that a certain someone was on Martha’s old show as it seems like yesterday. But this weekend we see the premiere of Martha’s new series on PBS titled Martha Stewart’s Cooking School. I’ve screened 3 episodes already before the debut and while it’s definitely not [...]


A Few Things, But Mostly A Shameless Plug

by Matt on September 26, 2012

Well hello there. And how are you? That’s me in a photo taken by the lovely Erin Malone last week at Jordan Winery. I was in San Francisco shooting a few projects which I’ll share with you shortly, but in the meantime it’s back to the grind this week at the studio doing what I [...]


Just My Type!

by Matt on September 21, 2012

From Martha to Rachael, Sunset to Cooking Light, these modern faces are showing up in food magazines from coast to coast. All part of the Modern type of classification, they’re actually quite old styles from centuries past but so named as they took advantage of new ways of creating type that left old world and [...]


Boo! Country Living October 2012

by Matt on September 7, 2012

Psst. Go buy the latest issue of Country Living magazine, will you? October 2012, to be exact! We wrote, styled, and photographed a feature on indulgent upgrades for candy apples, and yes, it features our spooky apples from a few years back! It was fun to recreate them, but if you want to know my [...]


Givin’ You Props! A Tour of the Prop Studio

by Matt on September 1, 2012

  Put a group of food bloggers together and eventually the conversation turns to the plates, surfaces, napkins, glasses, flatware, serving forks, pots, pans, and all the other tools of our trade that we call props. It’s inevitable. The real prop geek in me is only happy to chat about it. Luckily I get to [...]


New Column! Ask A Food Photo Question!

by Matt on August 16, 2012

Oh you guys, thank you! The response to the announcement about my new book has me smiling like you wouldn’t believe…thank you! The tweets and facebook posts are greatly appreciated and I really do hope you like this book! September 15th is the big day, but in the meantime I thought I’d kick off a [...]


The Flavors Of Belize Cookbook Giveaway!

by Matt on July 24, 2012

Hello everyone! You may remember a post we wrote last year about visiting the beautiful country of Belize to work on a cookbook. I’m proud to announce that the book is now here and it’s every bit of beautiful I hoped it would be. Not that I’m biased, mind you. It’s just great to be [...]

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Some Personal Work

by Matt on July 18, 2012

While so very much is happenin’ I thought I’d give you this: an afternoon of playing around at the studio. The light was phenomenal and the props from upstairs were calling my name. See you soon!


What do you get when you combine 1400 cupcakes, delicious recipes, a team of talented folks, a week of photography, 50 lbs of butter and sugar and plenty of code and technology? Food Network’s Cupcakes! App, and folks let me tell you how incredible the entire experience was. This app for the iPad contains more [...]