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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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James Beard was inarguably a pioneer foodie, who in 1954 was anointed the “Dean of American Cookery” by the New York Times. In 1955 he established the James Beard Cookie School, and was host to the very first cooking show on NBC in 1964. Although Mr. Beard died in 1985,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Caren Alpert Photography
Ever since I saw fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty at the Met back in 2011, I have had a new appreciation for how Mr. McQueen thought about design and fashion; but I never thought it would extend to the plate. From left: Jacques Brinon/Associated Press; Courtesy of Maybourne Hotel... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
In honor of today’s Eat Your Noodles Day, the infographic of the month is titled Noodle Types of Asia. This design is meant to loosely resemble an Asia shrine, but with enough symmetry to keep the content organized and easily readable. A nice touch in describing the various noodles is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
Next month, Takashi Sugimoto, visionary, founder and president of the internationally renowned Tokyo-based design firm Super Potato will be visiting the Bay Area. Takashi Sugimoto of Super Potato Photo by Chin Mui Yoon/The Star Sugimoto will be headlining a pre-conference discussion on design at the 17th Worlds of Flavor Conference... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
It seems that Americans can’t get enough of their restaurant menus. I’ve already written a couple of posts about how we go to great lengths to preserve them, Vintage San Francisco Menus and New York Public Library Archive Project. But, a study by a Stanford computational linguist goes a step... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
Every now and then, a discovery is made that rocks the art industry. Recently, such a discovery was made in the realm of photography, as you’ve likely heard by now. A formerly unknown nanny has emerged as an icon in street photography: Vivian Maier was a quiet, secretive and unassuming... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
Image and Column Five recently paired up to deliver an accounting of Valentine’s Day by the Numbers. Approximately 62% of adults say they celebrate Valentine’s Day. Read below to discover the history of the most romantic day of the year, and find out just how much sparkling wine, chocolate and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
Additive Manufacturing, popularly called 3D printing, is a trend that is predicted to only get more widespread. I first wrote about the new technology back in July. Since then, it’s become even more popular with some chefs. In fact, it’s not surprising that paradigm breaker and molecular-gastronomy pioneer Ferran Adrià... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
This is Colossal recently spotlighted an artist’s work that I found an immediate connection to…in some ways it reminded me of my terra cibus series. Artist Mark Lovejoy took something that he looked at each and every day, and reimagined it in a way we’ve never seen before. © Mark... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
Happy 2015! In this new year, I'm thrilled to announce representation by Poppy Creative. For all new business, please contact: 415-517-2558 © Caren Alpert Photography Food stylist : Andrea Lucich Prop styling: Carol Hacker You can read a news release here. Links: Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
Using the ubiquitous “fog” that blankets San Francisco throughout the year as a backdrop, FOG Design+Art 2015, opening tomorrow, spotlights contemporary design and art that shifts and reveals itself through multiple forms and dimensions. Fort Mason Festival Pavilion ©Joseph Driste There are many local and national galleries showcasing their work;... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
Who wouldn’t want to know the future? Well, MSLGROUP’s Food and Beverage marketing team crunched the data and looked into the ether to foretell 2015’s new trends in edibles! For example, the Scoville Scale becomes increasingly popular as peppers are added to more recipes, even candy! Ghost pepper…haven’t heard of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
Wishing you a healthy, happy and prosperous 2015. As well as the wisdom to know when to resist temptations during this indulgent season. © Caren Alpert Photography Creative Director: Pamela Nudel Prop Stylist: Rob Oxenham Food Stylist: Vicki Woollard Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
While most of my exploration in the realm of how food, art and science meet has been with 3D foods, I’ve never given much thought to the amazing liquids out there. The way that drinkables dry on the bottom of a glass is actually a fascinating area of hard research…the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
As the weather chills and the temperatures plunge, it’s the perfect time to indulge in a nightly ritual of hot chocolate. And while this indulgent confection satisfies our sweet-tooth now, it’s actually been satisfying humans for over 4,000 years! In fact, chocolate has been so valued historically, that it actually... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
When you think of chocolate, the rich treat that jumpstarts your salivary glands, it’s often visualized something like this: © Caren Alpert Photography However, what if you could actually trick your senses and experience chocolate like this: Well, brace yourself…the technology has arrived. Let your thighs thank you forever! You... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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 Nov 26, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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 Nov 19, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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
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
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
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
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
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
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