All photos © Valery Rizzo
Hello everyone, I just wanted to let you know about a few things, the first being my most recent feature I shot for Nona Brooklyn, one of my other gigs. It's a story about the generations-old, family-run Italian Culinary Treasures of Carroll Gardens, when I was growing up it was called South Brooklyn. Click here to see the full feature on Nona.
In other great news, Nona Brooklyn was also nominated for a James Beard Award as well as for Best Group Blog in Saveur Magazine's 2012 Best Food Blog Awards. I am very proud to be a part of Nona and to work with the very talented co-founder and editor Peter Hobbs and all the other brillant writers, photographers and contributors.You can show your support by signing in and voting here. (The vote is not valid unless you sign in) The last day for voting is April 29th!
If you don't already know I was honored to be one of the many photographers profiled in the great Lara Ferroni's latest book, Food Photography, Pro Secrets for Styling, Lighting & Shooting. A really well written book loaded with pro photographer insight and information about food photography. It is now available for purchase on amazon by clicking here. There is a US and a British version.
Tomorrow I have to find out if the Park Slope Food Coop can ask their lemon farmer to include some leaves in their next shipment so I can start to working on my family's Limoncello recipe for Eating Brooklyn...they won't be the same lemons from Capri, but it will be made in Brooklyn! Please Park Slope Coop, can you get me some leaves.