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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A tiny book about tiny foods.

The Bite-Sized Book of Bite-Sized Recipes fits in the palm of your hand at just under 2 inches tall with 20 fun, easy to make bite-sized recipes with cute and clever photos.

With just 44 hours remaining in the Bite-Sized Kickstarter Campaign, can you help bring this tiny cookbook to life?

Thursday, September 4, 2014

We've Moved! (to a new url)


If you're visiting this page and wondering why there's nothing new happening, it's because we've moved! Well actually, we've "copied." All our posts going backwards are still available here, as well as at their new home:

Why'd we move? So you can enjoy a seamless browser experience at our new website hub. Come check out our:
view client case studies
learn more about us
back our currently running Kickstarter through 092514
and get in touch.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

hEArT ohio | Hartzler Milk


"All milk tastes the same." you might say, if you haven't tried Ohio milk. Ohioans care about milk, as clearly evidenced by the amount of ice cream produced here every year. Columbus is best known for Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Cincinnati's known for Graeter's, Utica for Velvet Ice Cream, Granville for Whit's Frozen Custard, and so on. If it weren't for great milk, there would be no great ice cream.

And this is some great milk. 

What's to love about Hartzler Milk?

1. It comes in a cool glass bottle with two convenient handles.
2. Return the glass bottle, collect the $1.50 deposit, and Hartzler's will REUSE the bottle.
    Not recycle it, they actually reuse the very same bottle.
3. Glass bottles keep milk colder. Yum.
4. It's Non-Homogenized. (keep reading, there's more about this.)
5. It's available at many chain grocery stores, small local stores and farmers markets, meaning it's easy to find. 
6. No chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, GMO seeds, or hormones have been used on the farm
    or added to this milk since 1964, surpassing organic standards.

It tastes how milk should taste. Creamy, cold, and nutritious.

This has a lot to do with the milk not being homogenized. Homogenization was developed to mix the natural layer of cream that forms on the top INTO the milk, for overall consistency of product. Hartzler milk leaves the layer of cream on top, which can be shaken and distributed before pouring or eaten on its own. (This may just become your favorite part.) The cream gives the milk a clean, full-bodied flavor.

Just like how Coke tastes different in a can vs. from the soda fountain, plastic containers affect the flavor and temperature of milk. We drink out of glasses because glass has the least influence on flavor. An added health benefit of Hartzler's? It's easier to digest. Individuals who'd given up drinking glasses of milk long ago due to upset stomachs can possibly enjoy milk as though they're kids again. 

Get hooked on Hartzler milk. Can be found at:
Green Bean Delivery
Raisin Rack
Westerville Farmers Market
and many more

Want to see more delectable food photography in Columbus? Browse the blog or hop on over to Photo Kitchen.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Photography Internship Columbus Ohio

Photo Kitchen's looking for an intern! Know of someone who loves food and photography? Send 'em our way.

Availability Requirements
10 or more hours a week
Minimum one Saturday a month
3 month commitment
Must have your own form of transportation throughout the city of Columbus

Job Description
This is an unpaid internship. In exchange for your time and efforts, you will receive experience and knowledge in a variety of skills related to the business of commercial and portrait photography, introductions to job opportunities, and a bunch of free meals. If your school requires an internship, we can discuss how to get credit through this internship.

Desired Skills and Experience (must qualify for at least 4 of the following)
File management and basic editing through Adobe Bridge and Mac OS
Styling (clothing, product or food)
Directing people on a photo shoot
Cooking/Kitchen Prep
Prop Shopping
Graphic Design (designing promotional materials)
Blog Writing
Natural Light Photography
Studio Lighting and Equipment
Video (Shooting and/or Editing)
Brainstorming Photo Shoot and Marketing Ideas

Currently enrolled or recently graduated from college with a major in art, photography, culinary, design or marketing.

Key Traits
Excellent Communication Skills
Reliable and Prompt
Multitasking Skills
Diverse Interests

To Apply: Please send a resume along with a short introduction describing your interest in the position and qualifications for the position to Catherine Murray at contact at photokitchen dot net.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

What's Your Jam? | Columbus Ohio Food and Product Photographer

Your “jam” is the thing you can’t wait to get up in the morning to do. It’s the reason you do all those other things, so you’ll get to do that one thing - the thing you really love.

Kyla and Mark are the makers behind Sweet Thing Gourmet jam. We bet you can guess what their jam is. Yep, it’s jam. Our jam is taking photos good enough to eat, like this photo of jam. You can almost taste it, right? Well, that’s what we do.

Let's take how you FEEL about food and turn it into a 2D photo. Doesn't sound hard. Point and click. When you sit down to devour your next meal, think of all the senses you're using BESIDES your eyes. You smell the food, touch it, even hear it. You turn the plate, lift the lid, stir the sauce, sprinkle on some more cheese, squeeze the bun so the barbecue juices run down your fingers, crack the hardened sugar on your creme brulee. It's easy to take for granted all the little things that collectively become a food experience. 

There's a bit of magic in creating photos to mimic real life. That's our jam. Tell us, what's yours? 

I eat Sweet Thing Gourmet jam by the spoonful, no accompaniment necessary. Need something to go with your jam? Try this simple biscuit recipe, topped with jam and homemade whipped cream

Classic Baking Powder Biscuits

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold butter, cut into 1/4-inch dice
2/3 cup cold milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sift together dry ingredients. Work the cold butter into the flour mixture with your fingertips until it resembles coarse meal.

Form a well in the center. Pour in milk and stir gently to just incorporate. Knead gently 3-4 times to bring dough together in a ball. Be careful not to overwork (stern voice!)

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Using the palms of your hands, flatten into a disk roughly 1/2 inch thick. Use a 2 inch cutter (or a drinking glass) to cut out biscuits. Gather up scraps and repeat process. Makes about 10 biscuits.

Place on baking sheet, evenly spaced. Bake until golden, about 13 minutes.

Serve with your favorite Sweet Thing Gourmet jam!
(Featured: Strawberry Champagne Jam)

Check out some Behind-the-Scenes from this photo shoot! 
*What's even cooler about this particular jam company is they'll print personalized labels for you. Jars of jam make great wedding favors, gifts for teachers, employees or your favorite clients.