Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Casual Friday: Monkey See Monkey Do

In addition to setting up food-themed still life photos for practice, as part of my ongoing digital SLR self-taught tutorial, I’ve also been studying some of my favorite cookbooks to learn how the pros do it.

When it comes to excellent food photography, among the best books in my kitchen library are The French Laundry Cookbook, The Raffles Hotel Cookbook, Ajanta: Regional Feasts of India, Martin Yan’s Asian Favorites, and the mini-cookbook series by Periplus Press.