For those of you who don't know, this year I started as Edible New Orleans magazine's creative director and photographer. It has been an amazing experience to visually connect readers to culinary stories through my photography and direction. I am proud to announce that our third issue , Edible New Orleans winter 2014, is hitting shelves this weekend.Read More
Matthew Noel blogs about food, food photography, photography, and the
food scenes and culture across south Louisiana including Houma, New Orleans, the
surrounding areas, and travel across the world.
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Life has been going so fast and I figured my birthday would be a great time to stop and reflect back on an epic year. Most importantly I have been blessed with an incredible family. My son is now eleven and funnier than ever! My wife not only is an amazing wife, but an incredible work partner.
Many years ago my family and I started celebrating the day I karate kicked my way into the world by holding Mattober Fest during the month of October. More than just a birthday celebration, it is a revelry of all things awesome! So without delay, here are some of the most memorable moments of my life this year while holding a camera.Read More
In many resort towns, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the over hyped attractions and restaurants. Gatlinburg, Tennessee is no different. I think a fair description of it's close neighbor, Pigeon Forge, is Las Vegas for the Bible Belt. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised when I visited this haven of pancake deliciousness on my family vacay during Mardi Gras. Not only was I pleasantly surprised by this 1960 pancake powerhouse, but everyone at my table instantly became converts. Below are the photographs that convey my experience at this everything from scratch institution. You can see their menu and get directions at pancakepantry.com .
Tomorrow night I will be giving a lecture on Food Photography and Adobe Lightroom 5 Work Flow. If you have a love food and photography, (let's face it, if you are from South Louisiana, we love our food to taste and look good), come visit me tomorrow night at the Jefferson Parish Regional Library from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. I will talk about Food is Art- Creating Great Food Photography, 5 Tips for better Food Photography, Lightroom Work Flow, and much more. BE THERE!
Oct 1, 2013 (Tue), 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Jefferson Parish Regional Library
2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058
Fresh produce is always the best way to start off preparing for a delicious meal. You now hear lots of chefs talking about a "farm to table" approach. Look around in your neighborhoods and cities to find local farmers and farmers markets where you can meet the person who planted and picked what you will eat.
Spahr's Seafood in Houma, La just held their third craft beer dinner. Lead by Chef Minh Lee and craft beer expert Ron Swoboda, a very delicious and informative time was had by all whom attended. Chef Lee paired a wide variety of flavors with an exceptional beer selection. The dinner was an excellent value coming in at $65 for Hors D'oeuvres, a five course dinner, and six craft beers. Below are photos and descriptions of the food and beverage. Finding out more about Spahr's Seafood at www.spahrsseafood.com .
I have have been wanting to try a photo like this ever since I saw the photography in the Modernist Cookbook. I photographed all the components separately in the same light, then composited them together. I think the result is really fun! This was shot as part of a new look for Reef burgers & poboys in Houma, La. Congrats to my friend and new owner Nick Davaine.
I stopped by Loa in the International house to meet with my favorite Baker in from Texas. Joe the Baker that is. While he has a few very cool pokers in the fire, I really want to highlight Loa and its space. Manager extrordinaire Alan Walter showed me around while continually caring for his watermelon simple syrup that sat simmering away on the counter top. He showcased their homemade syrups and bitters seen below. Of course, one cannot forget to mention his amazing space shuttle tie. Find out more about Loa at: www.ihhotel.com/bar.html
I had the opportunity to sit down with Chef David Bull in Austin, Tx and talk about restaurant Second at Congress. It quickly became apparent that Chef David loved what he is doing. It definitely translates through his food. Here are the photos from that day.