Byron Bay Bestselling cookbook
Byron Bay Bestselling cookbook, newly released in September 2015. I am very pleased to show you my new cookbook: Byron Bay – A taste of the region. The bestselling cookbook of the Northern rivers area is bountiful with fresh produce. We asked many food producers, chefs and local cafe’s for their favourite, easy to prepare recipes and photographed them beautifully in this edition. Available as a hard cover and soft cover book. Byron Bay bestselling cookbook has 222 pages of delicious food photography and recipes. The book is for sale at all good bookstores and also online.
Byron’s Hinterland restaurants are featured as well as great places like Kingscliff and Yamba.
Great chefs, cooks, families and producers all people I worked with recently are featured in this delicious book. Locally grown produce from places with sustainability in mind.
Travelling along the coast visiting places to photograph healthy delicious food, prepared by great foodies and chefs. Food photography and Food styling works together with good produce and a great cook. So for me as a food photographer is such a pleasure to stop at places like the Kingscliff Hotel, the team created a good home made crispy pork belly salad. I work a lot with great boards, sometimes prepared by myself and sometimes borrowed from friends. So apart from my camera, laptop, my favourite lenses, my very sturdy tripod I also have two carry tubs full of crockery, linen, cutlery, bowls, chopping boards etc. Plus 2 or 3 boards I use for background of my food photography.
First stop at Kingscliff Hotel where I used the distressed and hand-painted board in a soft aqua-green colour, an old chopping board, hand painted and a beautiful ceramic platter. The chef off course cooked and styled the dish.
The same great chopping board was used for the Balcony’s Paella, we tried several bowl before deciding on the cast iron pan. The small piece of blue hechen is one of my staple fabrics I use in my photography, you might see it often. I love the little threads leading the eye through the image. The wooden table was at the restaurant.
Next stop at The Farm, home to the Three Blue Ducks. The Prawn dish was plated beautifully by Darren robertson. Placed on a great plate all I had to do was add some depth to the dish. A ceramic plate by Mud placed underneath, the with chopping board and a little hint of blue to add colour.
And last image, the chopping board used simply with some Anzac biscuits and a glass of milk. Underneath is a distressed painted board. Followed by one of my favourite linen tea towels. It just folds so lightly and lets light through where needed, creating texture to the shot. A few crumbs added to create a simple food shot.
More great dishes featured in the Byron Bay Cookbook.