Last year I had the opportunity to shoot the photos for a cookbook, my first. I spent 3 months rolling from restaurant to restaurant collecting photos of chosen dishes, interiors, exteriors and chefs. I was really happy with most of the results from the book. There were some I would have loved to have had a second opportunity to shoot, but then there were some like this Beet Salad with Aerated Gouda from the uber-talented Max Mackissock while he was at Squeaky Bean. Definitely one of my favorite shots from the book (which you can buy here), also the same photo I have used as my desktop background for the last year!
I was disheartened when Max left Squeaky Bean as I had never been able to make it in for a meal. I look forward to seeing where he lands next, till then, I just lick my computer screen and imagine.
ISO 1600, 85 mm, f/2.5, 1/50th sec.