No Shitty Coffee in Paris

During a recent heated discussion with AB about where to go for coffee in Paris: AB: “You don’t even like coffee!” Me: “Well, I don’t like drinking shitty, over-roasted coffee.” I seldom drink coffee. Once in while, especially when I travel for work and tend to get less sleep than usual, I would have some cappuccino…

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Banana Cake Goes Pop!

Earlier this week, there were three ‘dying’ bananas on my kitchen counter and an opened bottle of milk that I wanted to finish before it went bad. After searching online, I decided to try a banana bread recipe that I found on BBC. An hour and a half later, there was a lovely loaf of…

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Egg salad with pickled celery

Trying to find a supermarket that is open after 8pm in Brussels is near mission impossible. Yesterday, I walked for over an hour looking for dark/brown bread at the ‘late’ hour of 9.30pm. I walked from home to Parvis de St. Gilles, Châtelain, Place Flagey and St. Boniface, with a few detours in between to…

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Food photography: Top down

April 2010: I was at Banyan Tree Phuket with two photographers – Jason Lang and Christopher Wise – for a photo shoot. We had about a hundred images to make during the one week when we were at the resort. This included food shots of the signature dishes of the restaurants and these were handled mostly by Jason,…

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