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KZN Food Photography {HARTFORD HOUSE}

KZN Food Photography – Chef Constantijn Hahndiek

My passion for food and photography continues unabated…….so I was of course rather thrilled when the GM from Hartford House – Duncan Bruce – called me to set up our next shoot.  They had a VIP guest,  restaurant crit and blogger, Chris Von Ulmenstein and Chef Tijn was preparing some special dishes.  I have to admit,  I got to taste each and although they were all beautifully presented, smelled sensational and tasted divine – the Quail did it for me.

The yummy bread served at your table

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Surprise dessert

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Heirloom kale and cremealat gorgonzola with oven roast grapes

UP next was JODIS QUAIL – seared quail breast, sweet corn chowder, crispy pancetta and bacon powder

Rock Cod on the rocks – grilled with clay baked potato, pea puree and the magical confit egg yolk. Paired with Creation Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

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Best End of Lamb – winters end vegetables, beetroot gnocchi and kalamata olives paired rather nicely with Thelema Merlot

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Apples gone Rhubarb – Parfait, compressed apple with butter cake and gel. Paired with Klein Constantia vin de Constance.

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KZN Food Photography | Hartford House

KZN Food Photography – Hartford House

As much as I love photography, and am passionate about making beautiful images, I also love fine cuisine.

My journey with food and photography started a few years back when I did the food and interior photography for the new Bread & Butter Coffee Shop in Cape Town.

Since then I’ve dabbled here and there, not really focussing on food as much as trying to establish my own unique style.

So, when Duncan Bruce from Hartford House phoned me up and invited me to spend the afternoon at the gorgeous Hartford House off the Hlatikulu road, near Mooi River,  I realised how much I really really love photographing food.  Although how could one not – in such sublime surroundings.  Chef “Tijne” had used the theme of “seasons” for his dishes,  so I decided the best way to capture the essence  of each dish, was to shoot outside, in natural light,using the elements I found around me.  Fish ponds, sun dials, veggie garden, stone pathways –    all worked like a charm.

Here are some of the images and a few of the actual grand dame herself.

Thanks Duncan, for giving me the opportunity.  I sincerely look forward to many more.

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Food Photography | Skye Bistro | Fordoun

Combining my love for all things gastronomic and my passion for photography, always makes a commission to shoot food an absolute delight….and a challenge!

Richard from Fordoun needed shots done of 3 recipes made by Chef Regis. He also needed a headshot of said Chef.

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Chicken Liver Terrine

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Norwegian Salmon on Green Asparagus on lime and dill beurre blanc and fried Parma Ham

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Food Photography | Bread & Butter | Sunningdale

A new love affaire with food photography

Food photography has become a new passion of mine.  Hardly surprising considering that I love food and I love photography <3.

I was recently commissioned to do the photography for Bread & Butter – the rather magnificent little coffee shop located in the Sunningdale Lifestyle Centre.

Brain child of the extremely clever and passionate Eileen, assisted by her very hardworking and perpetual food tasting husband – Stephen.  Bread & Butter is so worth a visit, no matter where you are.

The food is unashamedly wholesome and home made.  The Barista knows his stuff and is happy to serve a double shot for anyone needing a little wake up call.  My absolute fave on the savoury side is the Chicken Livers – so bad I know – but so terribly yummy.  Their salads are also to-die-for.  Crisp, fresh and interesting with a delish homemade sauce to lather it in (or not!).  There is puhlenty of temptation for the sweeter tooth – way too much to list here.  Perhaps its wiser to pop in and sample their fare yourself (Lemon meringue………just saying).

And, aside from their delicious culinary temptations ~ they have also an array of hand-selected (and reasonably priced) giftware.  Beautiful ceramics made by Hayley Seton-Smith, beautiful goodies for around the house and lovely stuff to spoil yourself or a friend with.  The sweetie selection gets my husband everytime.  Nougat and chocolate whirls!  OMW.

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