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Archive: ‘Food’

Chefs Giving Back ~ South Park Magazine

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

If you know me, you know I love food, cooking, dining out and collecting cook books! I also love to tell stories of people who give back, pay it forward or contribute to their community.  So I was thrilled to work with South Park Magazine this month to photograph two top Charlotte chefs Gene Briggs and Paul Ketterhagen, and their special dishes for a feature on the upcoming March of Dimes Signature Chefs’ Auction November 3 at Carmel Country Club. Briggs, executive chef and partner of Blue Restaurant and Bar prepared a Rabbit Stifado and Ketterhagen, executive chef at Carpe Diem prepared a Tomato Cobbler. Both chefs will be participating in this special dinner to benefit the March of Dimes ~ Proceeds benefit the March of Dimes mission to promote healthy babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. You can read about the chefs, their dishes and their commitment to charities in the November issue of South Park Magazine and you can see the fun photographs I took here ~


SouthPark Magazine ~ A Culinary Adventure

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

I am so pleased to share with you my latest client, SouthPark Magazine, a gorgeous, smartly written, edited. photographed and designed slick shiny magazine put out by the Charlotte Observer company. I am honored to work with such a great team of editors, and my assignments have been so varied and interesting. This month I worked with Carrie Leonard, (AKA)  Culinary Carrie as she is known. What a wonderfully warm person and a fantastic chef! She teaches culinary classes at Johnson & Wales University, is the resident chef on Charlotte Today on WCNC-TV , and is launching a new venture, the Chef Factor. In the October issue of SouthPark Magazine, Chef Carrie is featured in a story promoting healthy eating habits and two tasty recipes are included ~ Quinoa and Fresh Herb Shrimp Salad and Spicy Crab Salad on Chilled Canteloupe. Carrie is a renal cell carcinoma survivor herself and promotes a healthy diet and lifestyle through her teaching and cooking demonstrations. You can read more about Carrie Leonard  in the latest SouthPark Magazine – October issue ~ Here are some more photos from our fun afternoon in Carrie’s kitchen!

Summer Memories

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Happy September!

Amid the hubub of back-to-school and a scheduled life, my mind wanders back to the beautiful summer we had. Let’s see … we traveled by planes, trains and automobiles to islands, beaches, pools, museums, parks and saw family, friends and neighbors. We curled on the sofa and read a ton of good books – we visited a gold mine – ate fresh figs on the veranda and we watched  Spain win the World Cup! Lots and lots of fun. As we stumble back into our routine, we need to remember to infuse a little summer into our fall, winter and spring and keep that sense of wonder and adventure alive through all the seasons. I am excited to share with you some sweet summer memories ~ I shed all my heavy camera equipment and traveled with the Olympus Pen EP-2 a downsized camera with interchangeable lenses. A modern rangefinder style camera, if you will. It was freeing to travel so lightly and fun to try a new camera with all its bells and whistles. Enjoy the view!

{Tomorrow I will resume the blog with news from Nanine Hartzenbusch Photography. But just for today we’ll dream about summer…}

Cookbook to benefit KinderMourn

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Enjoy cooking and helping others? Please consider purchasing what promises to be an incredible cookbook put together by some special Charlotte Moms to benefit KinderMourn – a non-profit that helps parents and children deal with infant & child loss. To pre-order your copy now, please send $10.50 via paypal to centralmommies@gmail.com

Only 30 books left so get your order in now!

I was honored to contribute the cover design and photo to this special project ~ and here is a sneak peek of the cookbook cover ~