Brasserie by Niche — A Restaurant Visit

Before our trip to France, we asked people about their favorite French restaurants in St. Louis and Brasserie by Niche made everyone’s lists. We finally made it there this week, taking Rick’s nephew, Phil, and his fiancée, Gabbi. The dressiness of … Continue reading →

Resolved: Be a Better Photographer — A Book List

To celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas from now through Epiphany and to advocate for the idea of reading books to support New Year projects, resolutions, and goals, I’m writing a series of posts with themed book lists for various … Continue reading →

Book Review: Cooked by Michael Pollan (Part 4)

Book: Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan Genre: Nonfiction Publisher: The Penguin Press Publication date: 2013 Pages: 468 Source: Library Summary: Cooked by Michael Pollan looks at the transformation of ingredients into food by the four elemental forces — fire for barbecue, water for … Continue reading →

Book Review: Plate to Pixel by Helene Dujardin

Book: Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling by Hélène Dujardin Genre: Photography Publisher: Wiley Publishing Publication date: 2011 Pages: 265 Source: Purchased Summary: Starting with photography basics and ending with post-processing, Plate to Pixel by Hélène Dujardin provides a soup to nuts … Continue reading →