I thought you all might like a little behind the scenes look at the making of our new book. You know, just in case you thought writing a cookbook was glamorous or something.
I promise you, it’s not.
Pajamas? What pajamas?
The entire book (all 58+ recipes) were developed and tested in our kitchen and shot in our living room. From pancakes to margaritas, we did it all.
And oh boy, did we make a mess.
We have three cats, you know. Not that you’d know from these shots. One of them was much more involved in this whole process than the other two. And by involved I mean usually in the way.
Kind of cool to see the process and the final product. The beautiful final product. The book is a sturdy hard-cover book with embossed lettering and thick matte pages, a real testament to the quality and thought that Quirk puts into their books. I can’t stop touching it.
Cover shot, take two. Those burgers were not fun. Although they were delicious.
Now who wants to come help clean up?
Breakfast for Dinner: Recipes for Frittata Florentine, Huevos Rancheros, Sunny-Side-Up Burgers, and More! officially hits stores February 12th. That’s like, less than a month away (eep!) And if you’re in Nashville, San Fran, Napa, and Memphis: get your frying pans ready, because we’ve got book signing events planned in your area during the month of February. We’d love to meet you! You can also buy a super special autographed copy directly from us. Signed by the two of us. Not Sgt. Pepper though. Because he can’t hold a pen.
And uh, don’t miss tomorrow’s post. You may (just may) get an opportunity to win one before the publication date. But shh, you didn’t hear that from me.
Great article! I’m curious, what type of tripod do you use? Thanks!!
Hi, I h ave just started in food photography wanted to know looking to buy this for a start: Canon EOS 750D 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera (Black) + 18-55 IS STM Lens, looking for ur feedback
Beautiful post. Having worked in film and photography for many years, a lifetime ago, this took me right back. Your work is lovely. Thanks for the great read.
Where in Napa will you be and when?
I have only found this post now. These photos are fantastic and so helpful to me. Just what I am looking for as I’ve only just started my food blog. Thank you!
Great post! I loved to see your process of photographing for your cookbook. Inspiring and fun to read.
Thank you for your post…as I have just completed taking photos for a friends Venison Cookbook! What publishing company did you use…and thank you for the extra visual ideas!
Really like the BTS on your cookbook. I noticed that you do a lot of vertical food shots. I use an old copy stand for this type of shot. And I shoot tethered to a large android tablet. That combo will save you from neck pain and it is much easier to frame with the tablet.
Good luck with your book!