February 8, 2013 |
We're introducing a series of posts on food photography , sharing some of the tips and tricks to food styling and photography we use here at The Times. We received a number of great questions and interesting challenges from readers, which we will answer in upcoming posts. One query involved shooting at twilight. In the photo gallery above, we include both formal and behind-the-scenes photos from a story we did on the evening ritual of aperitifs. This was one story we couldn't shoot in the studio -- the natural glow of twilight can be so hard to re-create with artificial lighting.
August 2, 2012
As everyone who follows my colleague Steve Lopez's columns surely knows by now, the term “firehouse chef” no longer means what it used to. If you're thinking industrial-size portions of lasagna or pot roast and mashed potatoes, welcome to the 21 st century. But if you really wanted to know just how far we've come, you should have been at The Times on Thursday morning when eight local firehouse chefs visited the building at Lopez's invitation to vie for a shot at cooking at this year's Taste festival on Labor Day weekend.
May 20, 2012 |
The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat Thomas McNamee Free Press, 339 pp., $27 Ask your average Food Network viewer or Yelp poster about Craig Claiborne and you're likely to be met with a blank look and a "Who?" How fleeting is fame in the food world. Claiborne is one of the giants of this modern age, even if today - less than 20 years after his passing - he is largely forgotten. People remember James Beard because of the foundation that keeps his name alive. Julia Child lives on in television reruns (even if some fans now believe she looked just like Meryl Streep)
December 14, 2011
Chef documentaries: In the Dec. 8 Food section, a review of the DVD series "Inventing Cuisine" misidentified director Paul Lacoste as Paul Cotat. "Design for Living": In the Dec. 12 Calendar section, an article about two 1930s films getting Blu-ray releases said that Ernst Lubitsch's "Design for Living" was adapted from Noel Coward's play "Brief Encounter. " It was adapted from Coward's play of the same name, "Design for Living. " Overrated/Underrated: In the Dec. 11 Calendar section, the Overrated/Underrated column misspelled actor Michael Fassbender's last name as Fassbinder.
November 17, 2011 |
If you could plan your dream Thanksgiving menu, what would be on it? That's the question we in the Food section have been pondering this fall. So we decided to print out every holiday recipe we've published over the last 10 years and take a vote. Some dishes were pretty easy to decide. Noelle Carter's stuffing with cornbread, chorizo and pumpkinseeds, for example, was so splendid it was voted one of the 10 best recipes of 2008. The same was true of Regina Schrambling's marvelous slow-rising pumpkin-thyme dinner rolls from 2002.