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The Joy of Food (National Geographic)

Posted on December 02, 2014 by Michelle in Around the World

Photo Credit: National Geographic. This wartime photograph was published in a 1916 issue of National Geographic with a caption referring to Adam, Eve, and the apple. But more germane is how the image evokes an idyllic British landscape and the childhood pleasure of a snack after play. (A. W. Cutler, National Geographic Creative)
Photo Credit: National Geographic. This wartime photograph was published in a 1916 issue of National Geographic with a caption referring to Adam, Eve, and the apple. But more germane is how the image evokes an idyllic British landscape and the childhood pleasure of a snack after play. (A. W. Cutler, National Geographic Creative)

What is it about eating that brings us closer together? National Geographic recently explored the topic in-depth in "The Joy of Food". The article is, in typical NatGeo form, complemented by beautiful photography.

As a food studio, we spend so much time in the details -- building sets, styling food perfectly with tweezers and enhancing the image to its final perfection that we often forget the bigger meaning behind our shared meals.

"Food is more than survival. With it...

Gluten-Free Cookie Workshop

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Michelle in Events

Learn how to make gluten-free cookies, just in time for the holidays. Register now -- spots for the December 6th class are limited!
Learn how to make gluten-free cookies, just in time for the holidays. Register now -- spots for the December 6th class are limited!

If you or anyone you're close to has a gluten allergy, you know how tough the holidays can be.

Food stylist and chef Christine Rice is hosting a special Gluten-Free Christmas Cookie Workshop, designed to guide you through challenges and best approach to making gluten-free treats.

Saturday, December 6
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kalman & Pabst Photo Studio and Kitchens
3907 Perkins Avenue, Cleveland 44114

Visit Christine's website for more information and to register. The cost...

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie with Chardonnay and Rosemary Caramel. (You're Welcome)

Posted on November 23, 2014 by Michelle in Recipe

Pumpkin Pie drizzled with Estancia Monerey Chardonnay & Rosemary Caramel.
Pumpkin Pie drizzled with Estancia Monerey Chardonnay & Rosemary Caramel.

Some people get really excited about cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I'm not talking about the mom who dutifully wakes up at 5 a.m. to put the turkey in the oven and frantically cook while her husband relaxes on the couch watching football until she realizes, five minutes before guests arrive, that she has flour in her hair, hasn't showered yet, and oh dear God the cat just threw up.

No, I'm talking about folks whose only responsibility is to show up to the blessed  event...

An Apple a Day...Gets You the Front Page

Posted on October 13, 2014 by Michelle in Awards

An apple a day keeps an artist...on the front page!

Congrats to our Brooke Figer, whose beautiful oil and pastel "Eager Eve" piece was featured on the cover of "Good Fruit Grower", a publication that goes out to more than 11,000 subscribers. SWEET.

Check out their very complimentary article here: http://www.goodfruit.com/good-to-the-core/

Sunshine and Spice

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Michelle in Published Work

This season’s featured photographer at Spice, Clarissa Westmeyer, with her camera in hand.
Photo courtesy of Nicholas Wojciak.
This season’s featured photographer at Spice, Clarissa Westmeyer, with her camera in hand. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Wojciak.

If you've eaten at Spice Kitchen & Bar recently, you may have noticed that their eye-pleasing food from its styled dishes to photography-adorned walls.

The popular farm-to-table restaurant located in Ohio City highlighted our "sunny" Clarissa Westmeyer as its featured photographer. We're incredibly proud of her beautiful work. Her food and nature photography -- just like her personality -- lights up the space like a ray of sunshine.

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