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Christopher ford
Virginia
Food is my passion, photography is my outlet.
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Glacier {vanilla & chocolate} inspired by the icy winds of winter. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at ButterLove&Hardwork
A Not So Secret Project from Chris Ford on Vimeo. It started as just a group of words: butter, love and hard work. Significant words that related to my life at the time. As I began my career as a young chef I wanted to capture my progression and accomplishments... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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On the heels of "Spring Forward", a new bonbon has been born. Lemongrass, brown butter, Valrhona Dulcey, mosago and lemon. The bonbon has been transformed from something intricate to something even more complex by using it as a vessel by which to build upon. The juxaposition of covering a perfect... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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Many different flavors in one beautiful vessel. Hibiscus, violet, lemon, anise, green tea and rose. Spring forward bon bon, PABU. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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Rose. Ice cream. Mochi. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2013 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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Pops of color for one of the busiest holidays...Happy Easter. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2013 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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A team effort is better than a single person. They push me to go further, so why not push them as well? Teamwork. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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On a recent trip to the middle east I stumbled upon a mysterious spice blend, and though I was unable to get a definitive answer on what exactly it was- I was incredibly inspired. I cannot recall if it was a color or a thought that came to mind first,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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Lemon flower tea in the making... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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A gift of hard work. Yule Log/Wit & Wisdom 2012 Caramel mousse, genoise, bitter golden truffle, cocoa nib, peppermint sherbet, mint and vanilla ganache. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2012 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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Step 1: Find more time to perfect...only 16 days left. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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Work is like an endless circle; it never slows down and never stops. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2012 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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Tart and sweet: Cranberry compressed honeycrisp apples. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2012 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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The same way summer began, it ends. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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Hard work has never sounded quite this good. My pastry team is looking for a full time pastry line cook and a full time extern. Work amongst a great group of up and coming individuals under three great companies and brands. May the focused, hard working, driven, determined and loving... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2012 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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"Things are seldom what they seam, skim milk masquerades as cream." -W.S. Gilbert Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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How great would it be if ideas flowed like running water? In this case, I suppose I would be drowning in them. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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Inspired by an inspiration. The presence of the French in Japanese pastries and the classic Japanese red bean paste, lies the new choux. The light and airy center is filled with a silky strawberry whipped cream and a soft strawberry pâté de fruit. An American flavor with Japanese textures hidden... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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Dozens of hand wrapped miso caramel mochi. Dozens. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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I remember my mother always making a strawberry trifle for my sister when I was growing up. One of the things I love doing most when thinking of new ideas is throwing some traditional memories into a modern idea. Incorporating some of summer's delicacies with the perfume of elderflower pastry... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at ButterLove&Hardwork
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One coconut at a time... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at ButterLove&Hardwork