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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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Ever think about expanding your ramen repertoire and making your own? This infographic shows just how simple it is to do it at home! This easy to use guide shows how to choose the right noodle type, and options for added proteins. Even how to different spices and aromatics! And... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
San Francisco, the place I call home, has been on the cutting edge of all things culinary for decades. However, in reaction to environmental concerns, as well as optimal health components for a healthier living, a new type of “engineered” food is becoming more popular. Dozens of startups are developing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
I invite you to join me as I host/moderate an event at my studio, this Thursday night 10/6/16. I anticipate it to be both super cool and exciting. The event is called "Celebrating the Intersection of Art & Technology,” and will be a 1 hour panel discussion with industry luminaries... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
One of the most time-consuming tasks for artists with digital media is to keep their work protected. It’s a burden to many of us (myself, included!), and Curtis Newbold, PhD of the website, Visual Communication Guy, is trying to help us and redistributors to understand the usage laws. While the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
It’s a brand new world out there, when innovation and technology become more closely married and amazing things develop. Especially interesting is food at our fingertips, just like money and prepacked snacks. But there have been leaps and bounds with fresh foods, and we now now see cupcakes and pizza... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
Chef Works, an apparel company, has put together a fun infographic on the Anatomy of a Chef. While most consumers may be preoccupied by the fare, you can check out what a chef is actually made of…from kitchen tools to cooking accessories to that signature chef’s toque. For instance, there... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
Thinking outside of the box, or the farm, so to speak, Columbia University microbiology and Public Health professor Dickson Despommier, has become an advocate for his concept of vertical farming. “With an estimated 1,090,000 square miles of farmland needed to grow enough food for the world’s population in 2050, it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
Can portabella mushrooms stop cell phone batteries from degrading over time? Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering think so. According to their research, “they have created a new type of lithium-ion battery anode using portabella mushrooms, which are inexpensive, environmentally friendly and easy to produce.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
IBM's robot Watson is the author of a newly released cookbook, Cognitive Cooking With Chef Watson. IBM engineer Steve Abrams, is the brain behind Chef Watson, and part of a team of real, human chefs at the Institute of Culinary Education. Chef Watson wasn’t created to reimagine existing food combinations... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
It’s summer time! Pools, oceans, swimsuits and ice cream! The cold, sugary confections are a delicious way to beat the heat. Below is an infographic that explains the difference between a gelato, which means frozen in Italian, and it’s counterpart, ice cream. While the main difference is that gelato contains... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
Now that summer has officially kicked into high gear, the light, sweet and tangy flavor of citrus is oh so refreshing. Due to El Nino, shoppers can get sticker shock over the high prices of produce, especially if you’re based in Florida. But, this bright infographic by Tasty Catering out... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
Coming to you in a limited edition batch, literally made from San Francisco Fog, is a new beverage from my old friends at Hangar One (who I have photographed on several occasions). Bay Area residents are very passionate about sustainability and local production, and out of this devotion emerges…vodka: Fog... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
The Dieline is, for the most part, a website devoted to package design and has expanded its content to include an annual design competition, now in its 6th year: The Dieline Awards. As I aspire to shoot more packaged goods in my own work, I’ve become a huge fan of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
©Caren Alpert Photography I’ve had the pleasure of photographing Chef Dominique Crenn on more than one occasion and year after year, she is killing it! Recently, she’s been honored as the world’s best female chef 2016 from San Pelligrino’s The World’s 50 Best Restaurant’s list – she’s making SF proud!... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
The Young Audiences of Northern California’s Indiegogo campaign has been launched! I sit on the board of this worthy endeavor, and our goal is to raise $10,000. You can help me bring arts education to even more Bay Area kids next year. Donate here: Your contribution will make a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
“Increase the kerning.” “Create an opaque gradient.” “Is the website responsive?” This may sound like Greek, but these are actually useful terms to understand in the graphic world. Pagemodo has created an infographic to help translate designer jargon to the novice. For instance, we all use PDFs, but do we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
Now through April 17, join Nordstroms as they munch their way through a special kitchen and pantry edition of their monthly online Pop-In Shop, curated by food enthusiast (and VP of Creative Projects) Olivia Kim. Inside you’ll find delicious nonperishables you can eat right now, condiments in flavors you didn’t... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a preview of an exhibit I am in with terra cibus no. 18: sugar. It is “Nourish: Food as Sustenance and Pleasure,” and runs now through March 9th. It was curated by the talented Dr. Rebecca Senf of Center for Creative Photography. If... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
They're here! I am excited to announce that my terra cibus series is part of the Curious Feast box set by Princeton Architectural Press. Curious Feast features one hundred postcards from ten artists exploring the subject of food. This box set, curated by Naz Sahin of the Feasting Never Stops... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
I am excited to announce that one of my fine art images, terra cibus no. 18: sugar, will soon be on exhibit at the Texas Women’s University School of the Arts. This year’s theme for the 15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography and Solo Exhibition is "Nourish: Food as Sustenance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
Young Audiences Northern California is an organization I’m proud to be a volunteer for and board member of. YANC provides arts education to over 20,000 students in the Bay Area, by way of teaching artist residencies, assemblies, and workshops--encompassing music, art, painting and story telling (just to name a few).... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
Ahhh, freshly brewed coffee. There’s nothing else quite like it to get the blood pumping. Turns out, it gets the brain pumping, too! has created this infographic on the benefits of drinking coffee medicinally. Researchers have concluded that a cup of coffee containing 200mg of caffeine can actually boost... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
Not too long ago, I wrote a post about one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches to be found in the nation, and it so happened to be from the town I call home…Tucson, AZ! I have lived and worked in some of the most metropolitan cities in the world.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
There is no doubt that the popularity of smart phones has had an impact on the restaurant business. Customers have a way to express their delight in what they see by snapping images of their food and posting it on their own social media sites, or review sites like Yelp.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
In Japan, the art of being a sushi chef is a rigorous and prestigious one. They are called “itamae,” or “one who stands in front of the cutting board”. These skilled chefs must be great conversationalists, as well as talented artists. Itamae train for many years and then apprentice for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography