When I attended my first residency at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park in Napa, California, as part of the MPS program where I am a grad student, I got to experience an extraordinary amount of great food and wine in Napa for a week. Imagine a SingleThread lunch, 6 Domain Chandon tastings, a Thomas Keller chocolate factory tour and dinner at TK’s new Mexican restaurant in Yountville, all in one day! Woohoo! It was a foodies dream come true!

I realized that one of the things that made the meals and memories so special was the way the wine and food were paired and so I decided to work on a new photo series, Pairing Wine and Food.

My first chapter is Merlot! I enjoy Merlot because it is a delicious red wine full of blackberry and plum flavors yet it is light on tannins so it pairs well with lighter meats, pasta, pizza, and roasted veggies. Wine and food together make an outstanding subject for a food photographer. This work will evolve constantly as I experiment with flavors, lights, and more wines!

Check it out here and stay tuned for more!

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Magic happens on a shoot for Sunday Gathers in SF

Magic happens on a shoot for Sunday Gathers in SF

Everyone wants a magic shoot. You know what I mean. The photos and subject (food) look good without any effort. Except there really is effort. The food is fresh, authentic, neat, and amazing. With food photography, the devil is in the details. Always. For the shoot I...

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Before and After MomoLicious Food Truck SF

Before and After MomoLicious Food Truck SF

MomoLicious was at the San Francisco Ferry Station farmer's market today. I try to visit every Saturday because I love seeing how the farmers' markets change every week as a reflection of the growing season. MomoLicious offers authentic and delicious Nepalese food....

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Field Trip to Pescadero

Field Trip to Pescadero

Pescadero is a tiny but alluring California town that is about 2 miles from Half Moon Bay beach, near the San Francisco Bay Area. I discovered it thanks to a friend. We explored the town and came across a tiny market that features local foods including the wonderful...

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