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Food Styling

Zoom In: Styling Cheese Photos

culture magazine | Posted 08.10.2014 | Taste
culture magazine

Creating high-quality, appetizing-looking, realistic, and publishable photos of food is never, ever that simple.

How to Cook Pretty Food

Food Riot | Posted 11.08.2013 | Taste
Food Riot

Sometimes, you need to make your food look as good as it tastes.

The Art of the Cheese Plate

Courtney Whitmore | Posted 08.14.2013 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Whitmore

Turning cheese into a très chic display takes a bit of talent but in a few simple tips, you'll be on your way to a fancy cheese plate that'll wow your guests!

Food Fluffers

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 11.20.2012 | New York

When Brian Preston-Campbell reflects on his job, he sometimes thinks about the hamburger scene in the Michael Douglas film Falling Down. The movie’s...

Does The Way We See Food Affect Its Taste?

Menuism | Posted 11.12.2012 | Taste
Menuism

Our eyes have been conditioned to see certain foods in a particular way and while some colors stimulate the taste buds, others are capable of killing the appetite.

Food Stylists' Best Tips For Making Your Food Look Beautiful

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Have you ever been to a restaurant and (after a disappointing meal) thought, I can make that better? You probably can, in most cases. But the restaura...

Marion as Mentor: A Remembrance of Marion Cunningham

Amelia Saltsman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Amelia Saltsman

Marion Cunningham was a great booster of young talent, and I feel lucky to have come under her blue-eyed gaze. I never got to thank her properly for the lessons learned at her side, so here they are now.

WATCH: Why McDonald's Burgers Look Different In Ads

Posted 07.18.2012 | Food

Why do the burgers in McDonald's advertisements look different than the ones you buy in a store? Tribal DDB Canada and McDonald's Canada's director of...

7 Awesome Jobs You've Never Heard Of

Brazen Life | Annie Favreau | Posted 06.19.2012 | Money

Brazen Life: Teacher, Lawyer, Doctor--when someone says “career,” these classic jobs are the first ones you think about, right? Yet thousand...

A Week In The Life Of A Food Stylist

Posted 04.18.2012 | Food

Food Informants is a week-in-the-life series profiling fascinating people in the food world. We hope it will give you a first-hand look at the many di...

Linda Evans Is Even Better Than Krystle

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 12.13.2011 | Food
Denise Vivaldo

Her memoir and cookbook is the history of her life. Oh my. What a life she has had.

Tis the Season for Celeriac, the Other Root Vegetable

Marilinda Hodgdon | Posted 12.12.2011 | Food
Marilinda Hodgdon

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Food Stylists Get Pasta Ready For Its Close-Up

Posted 12.10.2011 | Food

In 1970, the Federal Trade Commission reprimanded Campbell's for adding marbles to the soup in its commercials to make it look richer in vegetables an...

Grilled Ratatouille with Broccolini

Marilinda Hodgdon | Posted 11.23.2011 | Food
Marilinda Hodgdon

I decided to do something very different to make a ratatouille creation that is structurally beautiful, delicious, a bit more healthy in nutrients and fiber, and fast and easy to cook.

Jimmie the Pig

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 10.10.2011 | Food
Denise Vivaldo

In food styling, like most small businesses, you say, "Yes" no matter what. If the client can think it, we can achieve it. My latest lesson learned in, "I can't make this up" came in the form of a whole pig.

Tuna Tortilla at Momoya

Marilinda Hodgdon | Posted 09.10.2011 | Food
Marilinda Hodgdon

I recently had the pleasure to sample a beautifully colorful and delicious cool summer treat at one of my favorite Japanese restaurants in NYC, Momoya -- located on the corner of 21st street and 7th Avenue.

WATCH: Stunning 'Dancing' Jell-O

Marilinda Hodgdon | Posted 08.27.2011 | Food
Marilinda Hodgdon

Gelatine is innately beautiful, due to its jewel-like transparency and kaleidoscopic mesmerizing qualities. Several years ago I had the opportunity to put my dream of sharing my personal vision of "Jell-O" into a short film, which I entitled "JOY".

Simple Syrup Elegance in Buenos Aires

Marilinda Hodgdon | Posted 08.17.2011 | Food
Marilinda Hodgdon

Simple syrup, used frequently by bar tenders, is sugar and water boiled until dissolved than cooled to add to cold liquids. I had never seen it served with iced tea at a restaurant before.

The Art of Making Food Beautiful

Marilinda Hodgdon | Posted 08.09.2011 | Food
Marilinda Hodgdon

Secrets of a Food Stylist For years people have been asking me to share my secrets for making food beautiful. The media and public alike have been fa...

When Your Latest Book (Baby) Gets a Bad Review

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Denise Vivaldo

Books, like babies, are labors of love. If you think someone's baby is ugly, do the mother a favor and compliment the baby's bonnet.

Why My Food Is Always Gonna Look Better Than Yours

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Denise Vivaldo

I love that the camera makes strangers want pancakes, my pancakes, enough to go out and buy some, even though those pancakes are never gonna look as good as mine.

Picture Perfect

Carolynn Carreño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Carolynn Carreño

My friend Susan Spungen is a food stylist, but she's not just any old food stylist. It's arguable that she is responsible for the way in which the food looks in the magazines and cookbooks that we read today.