Welcome to the woods! Here at The Forest Feast I share artful entertaining ideas, style inspiration and simple, vegetable-focused recipes illustrated by my own watercolors, hand-lettering and photography.
For many years I worked as a food photographer in New York City, shooting for cookbooks, magazines, top chefs and restaurants, The New York Times Dining section, and The James Beard Foundation. I also have an MFA in photography from SVA and I taught photography to college students at The Fashion Institute of Technology for 4 years. But in the summer of 2011, my husband Jonathan’s new job prompted a move to Northern California (just south of San Francisco, in Silicon Valley) where we found a lovely cabin in the woods. Inspired by local, seasonal ingredients in my weekly CSA box, I create “photographic recipe illustrations” that are mostly vegetarian and laid out visually. I hope to inspire healthy recipe ideas anyone can make– dishes that are easy enough after a long day at work, yet impressive enough for a party.
In 2014, my first cookbook, The Forest Feast, (a New York Times Bestseller!) was published by Abrams and it was a dream project come true. The Forest Feast for Kids (a book for kids to cook from) is an adaptation of my first book and was released February 2016. My third book, The Forest Feast Gatherings (an entertaining focused book with menus for different occasions), came out September 2016. And my 4th book, The Forest Feast Travels will be released Fall 2019. In addition to working on The Forest Feast blog and cookbooks, I also have a line of Forest Feast products and gift items, and I teach Photoshop in Continuing Studies at Stanford University. We live in the woods with our 2 little boys, Ezra (born 2014) and Max (born 2017).
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From our neck of the woods to yours, welcome to The Forest Feast!