I'm super pleased to be able to share with you another collaboration between myself (as stylist), recipe writer + food stylist Yvette van Boven, and photographer Jeroen van der Spek for the second issue of Maria magazine, on all good Dutch newsstands right now. The story called Goud in de mond (gold in the mouth/waking up full of energy), is a series of images + recipes using bread, grains and pulses. Yvette's yummo recipes featured are irish sodabread, homemade granola, little nut and raisin loaves (seen above), focaccia and an oat, farro, pumpkin and mushroom salad (a personal favourite - it was delish!).
I had fun making a small tiled wall from gorgeous red tiles that I picked out specially for the shoot. The tiles are handmade in portugal and have such a vibrant and deep colour. We used the wall for the granola and sodabread shots (seen above and below).
We also had the treat of going to one of Amsterdam's best kept bakery secrets called Hartog's Bakkerij . We were there to photograph the loaf stacks (seen below), and it was awesome being right in the heart of this bustling bakery while all the bakers shuffled around us - mixing dough, sliding trays of sweet smelling speculaas across the shelves, and pulling out golden loaves from the huge ovens.
After shooting this story, it's officially confirmed: I. Love. Bread.
(Perhaps I am a little bit Dutch after all).