Hey guys! I'm back from the country, and I'm pleased to tell y'all the photo shoot for my cookbook is a wrap! I spent Wednesday and Friday in the Book Publishing Company kitchen at the Farm in Summertown, Tennessee. The photo crew shot four recipes over those two days — Watermelon-Jalapeno Salad, Tempeh Gumbo, Elvis (peanut butter and banana) Cupcakes, and a massive breakfast shot.
All the photos they took were incredible, thanks to the fabulous and fun crew of Andrew, Barbara, Ron, and Warren. Here's food stylist Barbara setting up the Tempeh Gumbo shot:
And here's the behind-the-scenes glimpse of the photo studio set up in the corner of Book Pub Co's kitchen. Look at the Tempeh Gumbo shot on the computer!!
Ron did most all of the cooking, but I did have a couple of assignments — make biscuits and cupcakes. Here I am icing the Elvis cupcakes with peanut buttercream in preparation for the shot:
And here's Barbara and chef Ron meticulously covering my Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits and Country Fried Tempeh Steaks with Sausage-Sage Gray:
After shooting was wrapped up, photographer Andrew poured us all a glass of champagne for a toast!
And here's the whole crew — Zen Photo Master Warren, Me, Chef Ron, Stylin' Barbara, Photographer Andrew!
You can actually preview the whole set of photographs on the Book Publishing Company's Facebook page. Check them out!
As for a release date, they're saying summer-ish. I don't know a set month yet, but it's getting close!! I'll be sure and keep y'all posted, of course.