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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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
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
This year my family's paths have strayed from the usual sit down feast of thanks. We won't be holding hands and praying over a turkey feast, but the appreciation for life and each other will remain. My parents, my brother and his wife, my grandmother and Mr. Jimmy, and my wife and kid will be out in different parts of the globe for various reasons. Knowing this was in the cards, my mother rounded up the troops and created an early Thanksgiving gathering culminating in a delightful non-traditional Alabama sunset dinner. It's a blessing to have those who love you close, but even more important is to have them close in your heart.
Kicking off with a bang, the New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company pop the top on their new Tap Room. This isn't just a tasting room for their current line-up of delicious libations, but the beginning of one-off brews like the "Girl Stout Cookie". That is their Irish Channel Stout rum barrel aged with cacao nibs and peppermint. They are also bringing in food trucks every night of the week from 6 pm - till. Pair that with great bands on the weekends and this will surely be a destination not to miss. Find out more at www.nolabrewing.com or www.facebook.com/nolabrewing
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.
This video was a personal project shot one afternoon in New Orleans. The video was shot with a Nikon D800 and 24mm f 2.8 lens on a merlin steadycam. I used this simple setup to constrain my storytelling options and force creativity with specific cinematic tools.
Produced by Matthew Noel and www.FindingFlavors.com .
Special thanks to David Gallent.
Music by Gillicuddy - Springish
It is a great time to pay homage to those who have come before us in all disciplines of the culinary world. Below is one of many of the now deceased drive ins that led the way into the culinary future.