Vegan cheese photography

Did you know that cheese is the third largest greenhouse gas emitting food?1 It surprised me too! Cheese ranks just below beef and lamb in the amount of greenhouse gases it produces within the food supply chain, ranking above chicken, pork and fish.  As a vegetarian, I assumed that simply cutting out meat would drastically reduce […]

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Vegan mushroom soup recipe

I created this vegan mushroom soup recipe for my recent collaboration with Merryhill Mushrooms. I wanted to make a simple and quick to make dish that put the mushrooms front and centre, hence this creamy mushroom soup. To add even more umami flavour, I added a crispy oyster mushroom topping to get that added crunchy […]

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Charity cookbook food photography

Nearly one in five UK children under 15 lives in a home where the parents cannot afford to put food on the table. BMJ 2019;364:l1261 It came as a big surprise to know that the UK struggles with hunger poverty. This sort of statistic isn’t what I associate with a developed country like Britain. In 2020, […]

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Top 5 food styling tips for photographing pasta

A big part of capturing a beautiful and visually interesting food photography is having strong food styling skills. The main ingredient I wanted to highlight here is these home-grown shiitake mushrooms. To showcase the natural beauty and freshness of the mushrooms, I decided to photograph a simple mushroom spaghetti dish with as little unnecessary extras […]

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The journey of a food photographer

I recently completed The Little Plantation’s signature food photography and food styling course and it prompted me to write this blog post about growth as a food photographer. I started my food photography journey back in October 2020, in the middle of lockdown. Earlier that year we bought our own flat, which meant that most of my […]

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