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Food Sculpture: Objects of Desire

I’m obsessed.  The edible object holds me in thrall.  There is something about the all consuming consumable that grabs and keeps my attention.  At first it was about eating the food, I didn’t even know how to cook anything besides a passable imitation of my mother’s meat sauce and box mix brownies until my early…

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Mirrors in Photography, Tool of the Trade

Mirrors are sometimes the subject of a photo; you can see a mirror-like effect within a scene striking enough to be the subject itself, and sometimes, mirrors in photography are a tool of the trade used in creating lighting effects within the photo.                       Sometimes you are shooting mirrors. and the challenge is all about controlling what…

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Chef Weezy prepares Weezy Like Sunday Morning Brunch on the West Coast

Brunch: “Weezy Like Sunday Morning”, West Coast edition!

  Our friend, the expert, Louise “Weezy” Leonard; winner of the The Taste 2014, and accomplished chef and food stylist, has created quite the stir in NYC with her “Weezy Like Sunday Morning” Brunch at The Spring Lounge.  Just as winter was seriously bearing down on the East Coast, Weezy escaped to bring us the  first ever “Weezy Like…

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Valentine's Day, Sweet treats, sweets,

Best Valentine’s Day – Sweet Treats!

  Let’s face it, the BEST Valentine’s Day is all about sweets for your sweetie!  This holiday reminded us here at Hudson Workshops of a totally fun marshmallow cookbook we created for Chicago Metallic Bake Ware.  Who knew there were SO MANY things you could make out of marshmallows? From the simple swirled red and pink hearts…….…

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Robot made out of rice cereal

Rice Krispie Treat Robot Cake!

Every now and then I get a food styling job that fits into my favorite category “WHIMSY FARE”!  I am a sculptor first, a stylist second and a cook last, so, any project that challenges me to create something unusual out of food is where I get to put my best skills to the test. …

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A fall tradition, making apple butter with my mom

A Fall tradition, making Apple Butter with my mom

Every Fall, my mother and I spend a long weekend making apple butter and some of my earliest childhood memories involve this ritual.   The idea of setting aside time to make something homemade to give to loved ones seems crazy with the busy lives we lead, yet you put it on your calendar, you make…

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food styling and photo workshop

Food Styling & Photo Workshop with Hudson Workshops

  Who knew when we planned this food styling and photography workshop for the fall, I’d be writing this on a triple digit day and bemoaning the fact that I can’t wear a single long sleeve item, when I’ve been looking forward to doing so for sooo long!? Anyway, we are having our fall workshop…

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TECHmunch LA, here we come!

So excited to speak this weekend at this awesome event!  What a great opportunity to hang out and talk shop with some of the brightest bulbs in the food media biz.  Join us, won’t you?  Click this link and use the code “friendsoftm” for 15% off tix to the conference.  For more info about TECHmunch LA check out…

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And now, Ladies and Gentlemen……WHIMSY FARE!

Well, I don't know about you guys, but 'round these parts Summer vacation rolled in and we lost all sense of duty!  Poor little Hudson Workshops (my second baby) got completely neglected as Dakota and I spent the summer frolicking in the surf, eating lots of pizza, and trotting off to fab locales near and far.   Summer vacation does mean more play…

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