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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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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 yesterday at Caren Alpert Photography
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have heard of uniquely interactive books through the years, although they are mostly for 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
Parents and adults everywhere often lament about getting enough vegetables into their diet. I’d like to take this very public opportunity to give an enormous shout-out to Haagan-Dazs for their incredible brilliance. In a stroke of complete genius, the ice cream makers have paired the deliciousness of ice cream with... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
In honor of last week’s Mexican celebration Cinco de Mayo, I thought it would be fun to highlight American’s love affair with tacos. Afterall, Americans ate 4.5 BILLION tacos last year alone, or in other words… enough tacos to fill up 2 Empire State Buildings! Tacos are first recorded historically... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
The Webby Awards is an international award honoring excellence on the Internet. It was established nearly 20 years ago, back when the Web was just an infant and is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) — a 1,000+ member judging committee. Of special interest to... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
Amateur photography got its mass appeal start more than 150 years ago in New York. A former banker named George Eastman invented the Kodak #1 camera. Back in the 1880s, this camera was little more than a box that came preloaded with with a 100-exposure roll of film. After the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
For my regular readers out there, you will recall I have posted on the genius of Ferran Adriá a couple of times in the past (here and here). As evidenced by the number of exhibitions going up around the world, it’s safe to say that Chef Adriá has made a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
The tradition of egg dying began eons ago in Mesopotamia. The idea of millions of people coming together in a short span of time on an artistic endeavor is the ultimate in group art projects! With a graphics background, the ways in which everyday people express themselves in this annual... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
My monthly infographic blog post is usually “industry” related, with a focus on food or technology or food photography. This month I’m veering away from that a bit into something that is close to my heart. I sit on the board for Young Audiences of Northern California (YANC), which is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
While chocolate has long held a big piece of my heart, there's proof that I’m not the only one. The flavor of chocolate continues to keep an entire world mesmerized. In fact, we even find researchers trying to scientifically justify our love of the cocoa delight, touting its health benefits.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography