Suzi's Blog

Merry Christmas 2013

Suzen and I wish you a Merry Christmas. Actually, a Happy Holidays. As Suzen says, “Whatever your background or persuasion, everybody eats.” We all share the common bond of the table. And for almost everyone on the planet, bread in some form [flat, tall, thin, round, seeded, stuffed, rolled, gluten free, ...] is a glorious…

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Distinctive Ideas from Skillet Cafe in Seattle

  Those two pictures are from the Skillet Cafe and Bar in Seattle. If you are opening a new brick and mortar restaurant these days, your budget is probably on your mind. So at Skillet, they’ve done a couple of rather clever things. First, for wall treatment, they’ve used skillets. Just hung up on the…

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Edible Food Styling: Perfect Blueberries

I love blueberries. They are not sweet enough but that can be remedied. And, as a side benefit, they can be made to look oh so beautiful. And, as a side side benefit, you can make double use of the flavors. There is one issue with blueberries that can cause pause. It’s how they look.…

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The Food Stylist’s Handbook: Careers and Ideas

“That looks great.” “I could do that.” “I’d love to do that for a job.” Those are thoughts that rush through thousands of minds each day as we browse the pictures in cookbooks and on line. Food photography is everywhere now, and there’s a race to the top to produce pictures that are transcendentally beautiful.…

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