Friday, June 24, 2011

Food Styling

I hold a degree in interior design and I am an accomplished chef and photographer. As a child I watched my mother cook. I started creating simple recipes. My parents were both very creative. We couldn't wait to eat my mother's sandwiches because it looked so tempting. The colorful plate was decked with cherry tomatoes, lettuce, and fruit along with the chicken sandwich. Our home was beautifully decorated and our garden looked like a park. I was so blessed to be surrounded with such beauty while growing up.

A few years ago my husband gave me a camera to photograph my food creations. A new world opened up to me. It was so exciting and fulfilling. I learned through trial and error paging through countless food and interior magazines studying all the photographs I liked. My desire was to combine food and interiors and finally it all came together with styling food, using color, texture, form and photographing it!

All images taken by me.


  1. 'n nuwe! lyk baie mooi...wat gaan jy alles hier doen? Vervang jy jou ander blog? sterkte hoor...lyk baie mooi!!
    Ronelle xx

  2. just the header alone could kill me... but i perked up to slobber my way down every single pic :)

  3. Ingrid, you certainly do have a talent. The colors and textures simply pop out of those photos.

  4. MAGIC....MAGIC....OHHHHHHH, my dear amica Ingrid.....secretely you created this new "fabuloussublimissimo" elegant STYLING JOURNAL......!!!!!!!!!!

    I knew I knew you are the BEST....!!!!!! I knew it!!!!!!!!!

    Fantastic and unique, very UNIQUE like you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    All my very, very enormous COMPLIMENTS!!!!!!!

    ciao ciao ed un abbraccio your Tuscan amica elvira

  5. Thank you so much everybody...I am truly humbled by your wonderful comments! :)

  6. Hi Ingrid,
    I have to try your scones recipe, they look like real in your photos. Actually everything looks so good!
    From the other side of the ocean- Mary

  7. Hello my darling Ingrid,

    I thank you my friend for not forgetting me and for all those lovely words you left for me while I was away. I popped in to wish you Happy Valentine's day and to let you know that you truly are a special friend.

    Love & Hugs