there are these moments that will forever leave a sharp imprint in your memory. spending the summer holidays at your omas house, that time when your parents tell you that there will be no Santa Claus stopping by this year on christmas day, the first time someone breaks your heart, that moment when you open up the letter from university to find out they really did accept you, seeing a book you took photos for being published or the first time your family tells you that they are proud of your work.
or that moment when you open up your mails one evening to find out that you’ve been nominated for the Saveur Blog Awards 2017 in the category “best photography”.
that split second your brain goes numb and you have to catch your breath – followed by the thoughts “but how and why? I didn’t tell anyone about it, I didn’t nominate myself – so who would be crazy enough to nominate me?! ah, I guess it’s just spam.” Well. Saveur assured me that it wasn’t a spam mail and now I’m sitting here still absolutely numb and confused, typing this Blog Post, and letting you know that you can/could vote for either me or all the other fantastic photographers nominated!
Labnoon! Kraut Kopf! What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today! The Freaky Table! Rozkoszny! and…me?
looking up to these photographers for many years, I couldn’t be happier to be nominated with them!
on the weekend I celebrated these amazing news with bubbly and poppy seed cake! (okay okay, more bubbly than cake – don’t judge me!)
you know, while you’re already here, why don’t you hop on over to the Voting Page of the Saveur Blog Awards 2017 and leave your votes for your favourite blogs there?
folks, I had the pleasure to photograph another cookbook for the publishing house Zabert Sandmann !
All recipes and texts are written by lovely Conny Eyssen. The book itself features about 70 recipes and 28 food photos!
after a bit of research where to get it when and why, learning a super secret handshake and imitating a smoking monkey on a unicycle, I got myself four bottles and decided to take a couple of photos.
well, I also sneaked in some homemade ice cream. almond-brittle-vanilla-ice-cream – just because.
it turned out to be the perfect counterpart to this delicious cold brew and combined they were a
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(note to self: don’t ever write stuff like that again.)
carrot cake with matcha mascarpone and meringue/ swirled buns with matcha-nut-filling/ apricot coconut matcha truffles/ braided yeast bread with white chocolate-pistachio–matcha spread/ apricot tart with matcha filling/easter cake/ matcha swiss roll with lime curd
Piano Day – as I have absolutely no talent in playing any kind of instrument, I chose to bake a little cake and cupcakes to celebrate the first piano day and the release of Nils Frahms new Vinyl – solo –
( follow this link to download it for free. )
(I know, I had you at ‘free’, right? but feel free to donate a few bucks instead and help to build the Klavins M450)
as I have nothing nice to say about valentine’s day, I’m just gonna keep my cynical toughts to myself. there will be no pink sugar cookies, rose petals, hearts or ‘beautiful’ flower bouquets. instead, here’s a photo of kale.
remember to take kale of everyone that holds a special place in your heart or life. every. day.
(obviously I do love the puns that come with valentine’s day, though)