Monday, September 3, 2012

Whistler Culinary adventures with Aran Goyoaga, In the Kitchen








It's always amazing how small the world becomes through the internet. I have been following chef, food writer and photographer Aran Goyoaga for years on her famed blog, Cannelle et Vanille. The way she works with food is amazing to me. If you've seen her blog or recipes, you know the way she expresses them is like stepping into a little miniature dreamland with her unusual uses of vegetation, color and compostion. It was such a treat to learn from her and be in the kitchen with her and to be able to spend days shooting and creating. Angela Ritchie, of Ace Camps, did an incredible job putting this event together. I will never see food the same again. Seriously, I have been in a culinary slump for a while, and this voyage totally refreshed ideas and combinations I never thought of. It also helped being surrounded by other chefs, farmers and foodies. I think I asked my new friend Jodi, (a New York natural foods chef) about cooking every single day. I have so many new healthy and raw ideas to try and since I've been home I've been experimenting in a whole new way. I also met a few other bloggers of all kinds that I had already been stalking that I had no idea were going to be in Whistler and I made some fresh new friends that I just adore.

I will have several weeks worth of beautiful food, adventures and amazing people from my travels in Canada so enjoy the first installation today, which was our first day in the kitchen with Aran. 

*Aran has a book coming out in October, and many of the recipes featured in the next few weeks can be found there. Or you can look some of them up on her blog. 

Featured in this shoot: Raw Striped-Beet Ravioli, Gaspacho, Fig, Apple and Hazelnut Salad with Greek Yogurt Vinaigrette, and the beginnings of a mascarpone cream that will be topped on some roasted nectarines later in the week. 

Enjoy!


9 comments:

Jessica said...

So beautiful!

Angela said...

Anna! Completely and utterly from your perspective. Awesome photos. Can't wait to see more.

Paige Maitland said...

Beautiful images, Anna

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Gorgeous Anna :) Can't wait to see more.

leslie said...

So so beautiful Anna! What a wonderful weekend we had. I too was in a bit of a culinary slump and am now inspired. I have been cooking up a storm. I look forward to your next posts. Take care. xo

Julie Watson said...

so awesome!

David said...

love, love, love this! i cannot wait to see more!

Lorni said...

ok so that last comment was from me, not david :)

Terrance Siler said...

Are you from a group of new york wedding caterers? I like the green soup, what do you call it? If you may, I want to learn the recipe!