Archive for March 31, 2011

Love Food Spring Festival, Bristol

March 31, 2011

At the weekend I went to the Love Food Spring Festival in Bristol. It was a great afternoon out!

An interesting alternative to holding cupcakes!

Tom’s pies

What’s in a name?

March 26, 2011
So there’s a bag of potato alphabet shapes, a scanner and a quiet evening at home and a few hours later…VoilĂ !

Over the past few weeks I’ve been thinking about my name and how I could make it photographic. Our current module requires us to make pdf portfolios of our work to submit to agents, picture libraries and web gallery print sales. Considering the different markets for our work, it has required some deep, insightful thinking and numerous hours on Photoshop!
I’ve also been working with graphic designer, Emma Scott, who has created a lovely new logo for me to use on my pdf portfolios and business cards

Billy Bear

March 22, 2011

The result of some experimentation with my scanner and a packet of billy bear sandwich meat!

P.S. I’m vegetarian :/


March 18, 2011

Tagliatelle test! (and I got sauce all over the tablecloth, oops!)

 The tagliatelle was made by Phil Jackson and his students at Gloucestershire College. It is actually one really long single strand – moving image film to follow shortly!

Fish at Gloucestershire College

March 13, 2011

This week the catering class were making fish dishes at Gloucestershire College

Next week…..pasta!

Lamb at Gloucestershire College

March 7, 2011

On Friday I went to Gloucestershire College to take photographs of food made by the catering students.

They were given a number of ingredients (the main one being lamb) and were required to create a creative meal from them, a bit like Ready, Steady, Cook!

These are some of the dishes they made.

Not a lamb dish, but one of the cakes made by the Thursday evening Cake Decorating class

School of Artisan Food – Behind the scenes

March 1, 2011

I also got the chance to go ‘behind the scenes’ to see some of the other cookery rooms at the school.

Artisan Chocolate Making Part 2

March 1, 2011
Chocolate Truffles
Before melting
After melting


Piped ganache

Cocoa coating

Chili chocolate bars were also made and left to set

Artisan Chocolate Making

March 1, 2011

The 2nd course was the ‘Introduction to Artisan Chocolate Making

These are the lovely Lime white chocolates (with chocolate filling!)

Zesting the lime
Filling the moulds with melted white chocolate
Melted chocolate filling
Making the filling

Adding freshly squeezed lime

Making the moulds
Filling the moulds

Adding the final layer
Smoothing the final layer
The smooth final layer

Left to set

Beer and Cheese

March 1, 2011

On Saturday 26th February I went to the School of Artisan Food in North Nottinghamshire to take photographs of two of the courses that were running that day.

Below are some of the photos I took of the Beer and Cheese course