A food stylist is a culinary professional who prepares food for photography, video or film. It’s actually a hard job making food photogenic! The top food stylists come to a photoshoot with a variety of techniques, even if it requires using non-edible materials to achieve the best results. This tomato soup photo is from an intensive food styling class I took in NYC. It was really fun to learn the techniques involved in producing a beautiful food photo.
That being said, all of my blog photos are of edible food and representative of the actual dish that I’m posting 🙂 The recipe below is my favorite tomato soup from Barbara Lynch’s Stir cookbook. The soup gets better as the flavors meld, so I always increase the recipe and we devour the leftovers. For this photoshoot we garnished the soup with popcorn and fresh herbs, although crème fraîche is suggested in the original recipe. Pair the soup with a simple grilled cheese sandwich or a hearty green salad.