Food Photos

I’m still many pages, words and hours away from completing a family cookbook, but I’ve been distracting myself with cover ideas in the meantime.









I was happy with the originally intended cover photo, (above right) but then found some gorgeous pears at the grocery store- 3 unique varieties, fully developed with brown mottling and blush toned flares. I couldn’t resist a little photo shoot while my veggie fritters were frying up for dinner.

So far the cookbook has (to name a few) fudge, chocolate italian cookies, and cranberry buckle for dessert; beef stew, spinach quiche, risotto and crab cakes for dinner; Arugula/parmesan salad, chicken salad, and orzo salad for lunch; hummus, latkes, zucchini fritters, pinwheels, butternut soup, and coleslaw for sides- oops, I think I just gained a few more pounds…

Recipes aside, the question for now is only: Which cover photo is better?