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Experience Cafe

Experience Cafe

Simon and his Coffee Bread for Oxfam Fair Trade

Simon and his Coffee Bread…

I’m doing a little shoot tonight for The Salvos, where Simon Bryant is going to make up some recipes and show how to cook from our own gardens. I’m getting in the groove by uploading this photo of him that I shot for Oxfam a couple of months ago for their Fair Coffee promo. You […]

Chocolate and Blackberry Slice

Chocolate and Blackberry Slice

This is my third Muratti cake – the spectacular Chocolate and Blackberry Slice… Attention to detail is just incredible. A light cake base is covered in dark chocolate ganache, then thick, rich, chocolate mousse, encasing a tart, blackberry jelly layer, which is then covered in more of the rich chocolate mousse, finished off with soft […]

Nutcracker Tart

Nutcracker Tart

Finally got back to Muratti today! My goal obviously was set too high… and I’ve been extremely busy of late, but that’s no excuse to NOT buy cakes… This is the “Nutcracker Tart” with a delicate, hand-made short-crust pastry and deliciously sweet, sticky filling with a variety of nuts including macadamias and almonds… Yum! I […]

Muratti Cake - "Apricot amd Orange Gateau"

Muratti Cake #1

Ok, so I’ve decided in order to increase my food photography portfolio, I am going to purchase a cake from Muratti Cakes and Gateaux every week and photograph it (or more regularly! but at least one per week). I know – tough job, but someone’s got to do it! This is the first – the […]

Brownie served with raspberry jam and yoghurt

Brownies…

I’m not a food stylist! Ok, that out of the way… here’s the recipe for what I did here. they were pretty good, even though I slightly over cooked them. I still prefer my brownies with pecans or walnuts, but this was a “whim cook-fest” and I didn’t have any nuts on hand! Ingredients: 1.5 […]

Laksa Paste

Laksa Paste

I made laksa tonight! Yum… This time I made it pretty much from memory, and I think I added everything that was possible to add to laksa! Except for prawns – Tony likes his laksa more meaty than fishy This is pretty much what I did: Laksa Paste INGREDIENTS: 1 shallot 2 cloves garlic 1 […]

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Chocolate Mousse

Here’s another dessert from the Oxfam Fair Trade coffee dessert shoot I did a couple of weeks ago – this is Chocolate Mousse with Cornflake Crisps. Learn more about the Fair Trade Coffee Campaign, and learn what it means to be “Fairtrade“.

Pedro Ximinez Tiramisu for Oxfam

Pedro Ximinez Tiramisu for Oxfam

Another of the dessert shots taken for Oxfam, in promotion of the Fair Trade Coffee range. This individually plated Tiramisu looked incredible, and was served with the liquor that was instrumental in it’s making – Pedro Ximinez – along with a perfect chocolate curl on top.

Coffee Bread

Coffee Bread

Had another yummy shoot for Oxfam today – this time it was this delicious (yes, I do know it was delicious!) Coffee Bread. This recipe called for dried wild figs and aniseeds and smelled divine straight out of the oven! Served here with Ashed Chevre. Once again this was for the “Fair” promotion that Oxfam […]

Coffee Pannacotta

Coffee Pannacotta

I was hired by Oxfam Australia to shoot some desserts for a fair-trade coffee promotion they have coming up – I can’t say too much just yet, but I’ll post some of the pics over the coming days… I’m in heaven!!

Stirling Gumboot Dinners

Stirling “Gumboot Dinners”

I was hired to shoot the inaugural “Gumboot Dinners” last Thursday night in Stirling, Adelaide Hills. This shot was taken at the first of four restaurants we visited on the night, The Table. The Stirling Gum Boot Dinners launch the Stirling Autumn Garden Festival, a real celebration of gardens, gardening and gardeners on Sunday 17 […]

Penfield Olives

Penfield Olives

Another photo from the shoot done for Penfield Olives, initiated by a need for images for their website, which I designed earlier this year. Penfield Olives is a South Australian family owned and run business, using traditional family recipes for pickling a wide variety of olives and onions, and for pressing the finest olive oils. […]

Simon and the kids

Simon and the kids

WOMADelaide, 2010. Simon Bryant conducted a cooking demonstration at “Taste the World“, where he made Passionfruit Marshmallows. Here you can see him teaching the kids how to separate eggs using their fingers – the looks on their faces is priceless – including Simon’s!! You can download this recipe here (pdf 465kb) Simon Bryant (Australia) Renowned […]

Muesli with fresh berries and yogurt

Breakfast…

Breakfast at The Stirling Organic Market and Café is always so simple and oh so fresh… Here one of the waitresses offers forth house-made muesli with fresh berries and organic yoghurt. Just. Yum.

Latte with Rich Chocolate Cake

Latte with Rich Chocolate Cake

The Stirling Organic Market and Café is situated in the heart of Stirling in the Adelaide Hills on Druid Avenue, the first road on the right after the roundabout as you come into Stirling from the freeway. They have been a client of mine since 2005, when I approached them to build a website for […]

O'Leary Walker Wines

O’Leary Walker Wines

O’Leary Walker Wines I was taken out to O’Leary Walker Wines to shoot some photos around the complex, and into the vineyards and even into the lab… It was a fascinating experience for me to see behind the scenes of this hugely successful winery, and I felt very privileged to have such free-reign. This photo […]

Strawberries

Strawberries

Quite possibly the perfect food. I have done a few food and wine shoots for various clients – this one was for All Fresh Exports Australia and I did all the food styling myself, using fresh fruit and veggies purchased from the Central Markets. Food photography is definitely where I would like to be heading […]

David O'Leary and Nick Walker of O'Leary Walker Wines

David O’Leary and Nick Walker

David O’Leary and Nick Walker of O’Leary Walker Wines I was taken out to O’Leary Walker Wines to shoot some photos around the complex, and into the vineyards and even into the lab… It was a fascinating experience for me to see behind the scenes of this hugely successful winery, and I felt very privileged […]

Whaler's Inn

Whaler’s, for Qantas Magazine

The Whaler’s at Victor Harbor makes some incredible desserts… this is their Rocky Road Ice-cream Sundae with a twist. (I actually can’t remember exactly what it was called, but something like that!) The staff were extremely friendly and helpful when I popped in and discovered that they hadn’t been informed that I was coming to […]

Penfield Olives

Penfield Olives

Penfield Olives is a family-owned and operated olive growing and processing business situated near Adelaide. They cure a variety of olives, as well as pressing their own extra virgin olive oil, which is sold around the country. The owners approached me to build a website for Penfield Olives, and as they had no images, they […]

Patrick T Wines

Patrick T Wines

This shoot was for Patrick T Wines, and was done again at Benjamin Liew‘s studio. I had no idea how difficult it was to shoot bottles of wine – glass in general – until attempting this shoot. Ben was the expert though, and set up the space perfectly to achieve minimal reflections on the bottles, […]

Flying Fish Café

Flying Fish Café

Photo shoot done for the Flying Fish Café in Port Elliot, South Australia. Food is a passion of mine at the best of times. I am a self-confessed “foodie”, and have loved cooking (and eating!) from a very early age. The first things I remember knowing how to cook from scratch (and by heart) were […]