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Best Food Photo of the Year

The Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year for 2016 has been announced. There were 7,000 images from around the world competing for top honors. It must be hungry work judging all those photos!

This is the first place winner – an action photo of a baker in a flour explosion.img_7449a-02-Feb-16

Do you love food – and photos of it? Have a look at the finalists. It’s not all food porn; there are markets, agriculture, animals, people eating, wine photos and more. Here are a few that we liked.

This pic from the Food Sn-apping category – any food photo, taken anytime on a mobile device – was highly commended by the judges.  A table full of poultry and meats? Could be our office.  Also, extra points for all the barding (wrapping lean meat with bacon) depicted.

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First place in the Food for the Family category went to this photo from Croatia. We would like to be invited to this picnic. Look at the basket, real glasses and red wine, plus a sumptuous spread of meats, fruit, sandwiches … and is that a pomegranate? Nicely done.

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This Peruvian photo got high commendations in Food Adventures category. Lovely lady butchers at work, breaking down primal cuts at the market – we like it!perumarke-20-Jan-16

Highly commended among Food in the Field photos, this mushroom pic is simply stunning in its level of detail.  Elegance, mystery and beauty – that’s the world of fungi.pink_lady-28-Aug-15

Check out this photo by Jasper Callis in the Young (11-14) category. This young man snapped this brace of pheasants at a hunt in the UK, a scene we appreciate because we offer Scottish game birds just like these during the season.

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There is also a Food in Film category, so have a look at the finalists – you may find your next Netflix choice there.

If you take photos of your culinary adventures with D’Artagnan products, be sure to share with us! Tag @dartagnanfoods on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram so we can see your food photos and applaud your efforts.

A Day of Meat: Backstage at a Photo Shoot

What do you do when you’ve got a whole lot of meat to photograph? Well, here at D’Artagnan we turn to Ted Axelrod, a local photographer with an appreciation for good food and a meaty sense of humor.

Ted’s studio is in his home, which is crammed with all kinds of cool props, from cutting boards to glassware, vintage dishes to copper pots. He’s got perfect natural light in his sunroom and a spare refrigerator, which came in handy for us.

With piles of products ranging from raw Wagyu beef short ribs and rack of lamb to truffle butter and charcuterie, we set to work on the two-day shoot. Turns out it’s not so easy to make raw meat look appetizing! Our hats are off to all the food stylists and photographers out there whose work makes us drool.

Ted’s dogs, Gracie and Ella, were so well behaved; they didn’t snag a single duck breast off the table. And considering they had to endure the smell of raw meat all day, that’s a small miracle! We will admit to tossing them a few trimmings from the steaks and chops…and the innards from the chicken and pheasant.

On day two we set up a huge panoramic spread that represented nearly every type of product we sell. With a camera suspended on an arm directly overhead, we tweaked and previewed and reorganized until everything looked perfect. Then we unwrapped it all!  As soon as meat is exposed to the air, it begins to oxidize, which makes it dull in color. You’ve got to move fast.

Naturally, we left the fridge full of food!  Ted and his wife Susan, who is a food writer and editor, have been cooking up a storm with it all, and posting some of the results on their blog Spoon and Shutter.

We love their braised pheasant post, with step-by-step instructions, and the great photos (we’d expect nothing less!). Check out their progress as they try to eat their way through our catalog!

Look for Ted’s photos to be posted on our website soon.