Cooking for a camera is oh so different than cooking to eat. But there are some factors to think about in both that are important…

Color is too often just considered in photography when at the dinner table it can also stimulate the diner and make the meal taste better just for the way it looks.

Texture makes a difference both visually and on the palate.

Whimsey. We need that in life at the dinner table as much as in a magazine.

Here are some behind the scenes photos of that shoot… the real photography was done by a professional!