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Caren Alpert
San Francisco, CA
Commercial and fine art food photographer
Interests: Art,Traveling, Cooking, Snowboarding, Reading, Hiking
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Robert Grieves recently created a fun short film on sausage. SAUSAGE, the multi award winning and Oscar long-listed animated short film was picked by “Short of the Week” and “Cartoon Brew”, as well as Vimeo’s “Staff Pick”. Grieves describes the film as this: [A] retro animation [that] introduces us to... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Caren Alpert Photography
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National Geographic Channel, will run a six part mini-series on the history of food. Nat Geo promises to bring viewers on an “unbelievable and unforgettable culinary voyage through time.” Throughout the series, they will discover and explain the story of food…how it’s derived, prepared and evolved worldwide. It will begin... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Caren Alpert Photography
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As the days cool off and the evening is met with a chill, there’s nothing like a hot drink to warm the bones–especially since ½ of our country is experiencing an artic chill! One of the most popular is a nice cuppa hot tea. In fact, there’s been an explosion... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Back in the day I was living on campus during college, there was dorm room ramen. I’m sure you sure ate it, too – it was ubiquitous. It was in either highly toxic Styrofoam cups you microwaved, or little packages full of MSG and other preservatives that cost about $.05... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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There’s an interesting marketing trend becoming a bit more mainstream in the food industry. For years I’ve heard of “secret” menus, but the veil has been lifted from those left in the dark and restaurant secrets have been decoded. San Francisco co-founders of #HackTheMenu are constantly adding new items to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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It appears that I am particularly fashionable. Finally! 😉 I am a part (granted, a small one) of the massive online presence that espouses the virtues on the wonderful world of food. In fact, “food” is a significant part of my social media channel. While I am not wont to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Recently, the United States Post Office released a new line of stamps celebrating chefs who have had an impact on the American food scene. “These chefs expanded our collective palates and refined American kitchens, with many people across the nation tapping into the techniques and flavors that they introduced,” explained... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Bay Bridge Light Show Last night I checked out the current exhibit at Pier 24 called “Secondhand” here in San Francisco, CA. If you haven’t visited Pier 24, it is a photographic wonder. Pier 24 on the Embarcadero promenade was built in 1935, but stood vacant from 1980 until it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Well, my brain certainly is. And new evidence suggests that yours is, too! "The human brain is built for art appreciation," The Wall Street Journal reports. It's a "natural biological process. The smarty-pants at The University of Toronto just released a paper titled “Neural correlates of viewing paintings: Evidence from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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There’s only a few rivals to my lifelong love of chocolate, and one would be bacon. J Combine food and science (and almost everyone’s love of bacon), and how could I not dedicate this month’s infographic to The Aroma of Frying Bacon? And just in time for International Bacon Day,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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While the use of food-based dyes has been a practice seen as far back as a millennia ago, today there is a new take on that idea. Hong Kong based KaCaMa Design Lab specializes in reusing post-consumer waste materials, i.e., left-overs from our tasty meals. Their goal is to not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Two of the best known brands in their respective industries have joined together to create a fragrantly tasteful dessert! Momofuku Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi and The Estée Cookie Cosmetic giant Estee Lauder teamed up with restaurant fave David Chang’s Momofuku Milk Bar to create the Estee Cookie…which is a cookie... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Media artist Persia Tatar von Huddleston boldly proclaims to worship at the altar of the holy trinity of art, fashion and food. (You might see what grabbed my attention…food/art/fashion!) As a digital marketer and lifelong candy lover, she’s had the idea of creating a chocolate Jesus sculpture since she was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Blueberries are one of my favorite summer fruits, in fact—I even photographed one under a scanning electron microscope as part of my terra cibus series. This summer infographic illustrates how to store and use them—in all their wonderful sweetly tart forms. Consider this your public service announcement for how to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Dr. David Edwards, an inventor and biomedical engineer, made his fortune in the 90s in aerosol re-engineering that changed the way medicines were delivered. Might sound dry, but this creator (oh, and current Harvard University prof) was always a dreamer and used his early training in a very imaginative way.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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I suspect that it won’t be long before we are walking into our kitchens, and telling our refrigerators that we’d be delighted to have it serve us up a slice of tasty cheese pizza, with a side of hot fudge sundae for dessert. And, it just might not be as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
Restaurant reviewer Pete Wells of the New York Times has recently written a critical essay entitled “Your Eyes Are Happier Than Your Stomach: Dishes Worthy of Instagram, but Not Your Appetitle”. In it, he notes that “cameras are on chefs’ minds far more than they were a decade or so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Here in San Francisco, the real estate is some of the most expensive in the country. The SF Giants’ Major League Baseball team plays out of the AT&T Park, which takes up a nice chunk of downtown San Francisco, sitting on the bay with a view that goes on for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Nationally, but especially here in the Bay Area, there is a huge Farm to Table movement. This basically means producing foods locally and then delivering that food to local consumers. This infographic, created by the science editor of Mother Nature’s Network Russell McLendon, espouses the idea of not just going... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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I love it when I find products that combine great design, function and a cool dose of science – especially when it involves food. Voilá! Meet the Vyssel. It’s a smart cup. A beautiful vessel that revolutionizes the drinking cup. Connected to an app downloaded to your smart phone, this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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In an interesting move, the fast food giant, McDonalds, has turned to the practice of crowdsourcing to come up with their newest idea. Crowdsourcing is the idea of looking to a large group of people—usually from the internet—for ideas. Partnering with Razorfish, one of the largest interactive agencies in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
What a glorious era to live in. Candace Nelson, the creative founder of Los Angeles’s Sprinkles Cupcakes, has invented a cupcake ATM. Wait, whaaaatt? An ATM that gives you their famous Red Velvet cupcakes 24/7, you ask? Yes! In addition, they also have a selection of that day’s fresh baked... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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When I think of summer time, I think beaches and BBQs. And one of my favorite BBQ items is grilled corn. Corn dripping with butter and a sprinkle of lemon pepper. Yum! This infographic, designed by Chris Rooney, a graphic artist out of San Francisco, dispels the mystery of corn... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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In addition to serving yummy, salty, lemony corn chips, Chipolte is now serving up short stories too! Meaningful writing,is one of the highest forms of art – fiction, non-fiction essays, poems, etc… This Mexican food outlet is now bridging the gap between art and food in a very interesting way.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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I have heard of uniquely interactive books through the years, although they are mostly for children...like the scratch and sniff books of my childhood. But now as an adult, here’s a very cool one just for those of us that enjoy grilling! Brazilian Tramontina has taken the concept of interactive... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography