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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Meet the Cardens

Matthew and Jennifer Carden are smart, fun and just amazingly talented. I've gotten to know both of them through the San Francisco Professional Food Society.

Jennifer is a cook and wrote the book The Toddler Cafe which has inventive recipes that even toddler-less me wants to make! There is a great version of salsa made with fruit and balsamic vinegar, panko and parmesan crusted chicken strips and mint and pea popsicles. Of course Matthew did all the photography, and all the recipes have way cool names. For you moms, be sure to check out Jennifer's blog in addition to the book.

The Toddler Cafe

Matthew has helped out quite a bit doing event photography for the Food Society and does wonderful food photography as well as homes and gardens. But it's his "we are what we eat" series that puts a smile on my face. He's created a world that seems like The Borrowers have infiltrated the garden...
broccoli crown

the cheese shop....
Humboldt fog

the bakery...sprinkles

and the kitchen...sun dried apricots
Head to his site to see more, and enjoy!