Thursday, September 7, 2017

Facinated with Pho

The broth of Pho is great by itself, but the fresh herbs are what I love best about this super satisfying soup!

I put together some easy steps to recreate this Pho soup recipe on Pinterest:

I froze the broth in small batches to enjoy later. Next reheats I'll add carrots and cabbage in addition to fresh herbs.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Ice Cream: Real & Fake

Fake Ice Cream is a dream for a food stylist because it allows for a shot to be lit without having the ice cream melt. We made this fake ice cream for our latest shoot with vanilla and chocolate to mimic the actual brand which had a chocolate swirl as part of it's base.

Fake Ice Cream stand in for photographer's lighting.

Ambient temperature of studio with lights and crew on set affect the amount of time on camera and the ability to capture the best "hero" shot.

This was photographed on a June day in Florida.

Lighting set - Real Ice Cream by packaging / photograph of monitor
 Real Ice Cream with spoon
Real Ice Cream

This is some of what we brought for our food styling kit to assure a successful shoot...

Monday, April 3, 2017

Food Styling Michigan

Team Food Styl worked in Florida, Alabama and Michigan as part of the food production for the American Badass Grill. Plating, resets, food props, garnishes and catering for VIP guests by Food Styl. Slow cooked meats by BBQ Pit Master Steve Coddington.

Here's a sampling of foods from behind the scenes in Michigan:

 Food Styl team: Food Stylist Assistant - Mary Jo & Food Stylist - Katryn Barrott

Monday, March 27, 2017

No Cook Coconut Syrup

Syrup is seriously great, but having the sugar crystallize and the extra dishes by cooking it is not so great.
So here is my:

No Cook Coconut Syrup

Build below in a 1 pint (16 oz.) Ball type Jar with lid:

1/3 Cup Water
2/3 Cup Sugar
1/3 Cup Corn Syrup
1 Teaspoon Coconut Extract (or your favorite; Maple, Vanilla, Almond...)

Shake until blended.
Makes enough for about six waffles.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Ritz crackers - great stackers!

Every food styling shoot differs in variety, complexity and even simplicity. These are simply great!

RITZ Fresh Stacks Everything Crackers are a fun summertime appetizer to share at barbecue get togethers or anytime!

Check out for more ideas and recipes.

Food Styl
Food styling for Tampa Bay, Florida.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Latest Food Styling Shoots

The new year 2016, has brought some fun and exciting shoots our way at Food Styl in the Tampa Bay / St. Petersburg area of central Florida.

Tyson Wyngz are FANtastic for Superbowl snacks - here's a behind the scenes shot for Buffalo Style Boneless Chicken Wyngz & Honey BBQ Chicken Wyngz - find them at Sam's Club

Valentine's Day is right around the corner...

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Swirl cookies are a fun twist for a Valentine treat - this photo was taken during prep for a recent demonstration on how to put them together.

Lifestyle expert, Amy Sewell with Shop with Style shares tips from Teleflora for sending flowers on Valentines Day (send earlier this year as Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday) and how to get help with writing an easy flower note message!  - catch her show airing soon on Daytime WFLA live or on the internet.

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits has a wonderful [ yellow tail ] Pink Moscato wine that's perfect for a flute glass for it's light, fun fizz. They also have an awesome American Rye Whiskey, Redemption  which is a great gift for any Whiskey fan!

Omaha Steaks has "Date Night Done Right" with several Romantic Dinner packages to chose from. Shown here is the "Romantic Dinner In".

Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Stir up a smile!" This was a fun television commercial for Food Styl - Hershey's Chocolate Syrup -
Back to school snack time treats. Hershey's Syrup really does make ordinary milk - extraordinary!  -  Food styling for Tampa Bay & beyond.