On this day in 1904 the ice cream cone was introduced! Fact!
Today is World Chocolate day so I’m going to get involved…you should too! My favourite is dark 75% coco, one square can keep me happy for a week!
I’ve received my winner’s badge! So Proud!
I’m feeling so proud and very honoured to have been a Finalist in this year’s Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards and to see my work hanging in The Mall Galleries London. I’m delighted to announce that my shot ‘Apple Tart’ took 3rd place in the ‘Apple a day’ category. It was a really fun night and such a great experience! The exhibition is running from today until the 29th April and it’s free, pop in if you can!
Each month at work, our Art Directors and senior management look through all the work we have produced (that month) and choose their favourite shot for ‘Shot of the Month’. And I’m chuffed to say that this month, my shot was chosen. Here it is, a portrait of our Chef Aaron.
Today I entered five of my favourite food photos into the Pink Lady Food Photography Competition, which is currently taking place. I wasn’t sure whether to enter or not as I’m not sure if my images really fit into their categories, so I ended up putting these into the Food Portraiture category. Fingers crossed, finalists announced in March.
Last week I found out that I had made it through to the regional heats of a new TV show called Food Glorious Food. The show is searching for a new dish to be sold in M&S stores. The heat was held at Knebworth House on Saturday. I chose to make a faux chicken and mushroom pot pie and served it in a little dish which I customised with my own little doodle and message which is revealed after you finish eating the pie.
My customised dishes
View from my workstation
Judge Stacie Stewart from the Beehive Bakery
Judge Anne Harrison Vice Chair of the WI
Judge Tom Parker Bowles, Chamilla’s son and food writer
Judge Loyd Grossman from the pasta sauce jar
And the lovely Carol Vorderman
This year I found the courage to enter one of my portraits for scrutiny by the judges of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, with the winning shots to be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery London.
And this week they announced the results to all those who entered. I received my email and was very proud indeed to find out that out of the 5,400 submissions I made in through to the second round of judging and down to the last 300, from which the final 60 images to be exhibited were chosen.
This was my entry… The Queen of Burlesque, Khandie Khisses