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Marilinda Hodgdon has been styling food since 1978. Her iconic work can be seen in just about every ad medium known to man & woman. By 16 years of age, Marilinda was already the Head Cook at a Mom & Pop Italian restaurant, Mamma Mia’s, in Ocean City, NJ during her summers and weekends during the school year. After earning her BFA in ceramic and metal sculpture at the University of Georgia, she did her graduate work at California State University and taught ceramics at night. Marilinda then serendipitously stumbled into owning and operating her own home renovation company in Los Angeles. It was while she was renovating a house that her eye for detail, dexterity, and creativity caught the eye of the owner, Justine Frank, a veteran food stylist who asked Marilinda to become her assistant. Marilinda has been filmed for the Food Network shows “Chef at Large” and “TV’s Greatest Food Moments” as well as the Discovery Channel program “Daily Planet”. She has also been featured on Fox New’s Good Day America for both her food styling and her insect jewelry. Marilinda lectured on food styling at the Learning Annex in New York City in October 2007.
In her first blog, Marilinda, the self-proclaimed “Food Floozie” who will style food for anybody for money, hopes to share her knowledge and experiences with blog-readers, food-lovers, home cooks and aspiring food stylists. For a portfolio of her work, please see her professional site: www.marilinda.com.