Tag: food photography

Sand Tarts: A Pennsylvania Holiday Tradition

Sand tarts

In Pennsylvania, sand tarts are a holiday baking tradition! These delightfully colorful cookies are fairly simple in terms of ingredients (basically just butter, flour, and sugar, with a bit of egg wash on top) but they’re so incredibly delicious. If you’re not careful, it’s easy to eat way too many of them in one sitting.

This year, I took my Nikon with me to Pennsylvania and took some shots of our annual cookie baking extravaganza. Here are a few of my favorite shots:

Sand tarts

Sand tarts

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Exploring the Art of Chocolatemaking

I’ve always loved chocolatemaking. In August, I enrolled in the Professional Chocolatier Program offered by Ecole Chocolat. This intensive three-month certificate course is designed for aspiring chocolatiers with an interest in sharpening their skills and laying the groundwork for a future chocolate business.

The first few weeks of the program, we focused on perfecting the basic techniques of chocolatemaking. This included learning how to properly temper chocolate, both by hand and by seeding:

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