On a journey to Thailand, it’s hard not to taste many new exotic flavors. The country offers a plethora of exotic produce, from Mangosteen, Dragon fruit, to Lychees and Jack fruit, all of which have their own unique signatures. Thailand has much to offer in street food, but particularly unique are it’s floating markets.Read More
Wabi Sabi is a Japanese principle that everything is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete and appreciates things in their own natural simplicity. This concept is often used in design, but it’s a concept one can use in almost anything, even in looking at tomatoes.Read More
New flavor from the Farmer’s market
Traveling to farmer’s market this season, Brian Wetzstein photographed an interesting new type of garlic, known as black garlic. The garlic, from a new vendor, is dried over the course of many weeks resulting in a black, rich and sweet resultant taste to the garlic that is delightful. This treatment of garlic has evidently been around for a long time present in many Asian cuisines where the hints of tamarind and balsamic vinegar have been enjoyed though elusive to recognize for those with a Western palate. This garlic which is rich in antioxidants and it’s lovely molasses like flavor has been making waves as a recent trend in American cuisine. It wasn’t terribly inexpensive at $3.00 a bulb, but the flavor adds an instant pop to creative sauces that is very alluring. A puree of black garlic simmered with shallots, red bell pepper, olive oil and heavy cream, is a sauce that has a flavor all it’s own, but could almost be compared to a mole sauce in richness, texture and flavor. As the secrets of the Orient open to us, so now we have a gout nouveau to play with in the kitchen.
Peanut butter chocolate chip mini cupcake cookies are a great treat for those who love Reese's. Peanut butter cookie mix with added chocolate chips, then filled with liquid chocolate. Instead of a cookie sheet, we used a mini cupcake pan. Fill each slot with dough and press to edges, creating a hole for some liquid chocolate. After filling with the liquid chocolate, each one was topped with a flattened cookie dough and bake.
Served warm with a small dollop of vanilla ice cream.
Going on our 4th year teaming up with RUSH University Medical Center, to help raise funds! This years event will be October 10th.
Art for Health was started by a group of artists and medical doctors committed to providing and improving health care for underserved communities around the world. As artists, we support the medical teams from the Global Health Program at Rush that travel to work with local community organizations to provide health care.
To raise funds, we accompany the medical teams to our partner communities. What we see and feel is expressed in diverse art forms that celebrate the vibrant and resilient human spirit. The artwork is auctioned and used to raise funds and awareness. The proceeds go directly to support the medical and community work.
We partnered with The Global Health Program at Rush and artists Marek Hosek, Brian Wetzstein, Sebastian Kowalski and Annie Grossinger to raise funds for our mission and create even greater awareness of the wonderful country of Haiti.
We had a fun time shooting for Culver's concrete mixer's and fries. Spent the day working with Chocolate and Vanilla custard mixed with Reese's Peanut Butter cups.. What could be better? Other then crispy fries to snack on while we work.
One of the images from a recent shoot with Culver's is up in the restaurants! More images to be released soon! Head over to Culver's and check them out. While your there pick up one of these tasty chicken sandwiches!
We had the pleasure to work with a new client on their packaging for an upcoming product that will be in the grocery stores soon...
We are thrilled with the outcome of this year’s “Art For Health Benefit”. We helped to raise over $30,000 for the Global Health Program at Rush. The funds are used to send medical teams, helping the people who need it most, in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Here are some snapshots of this years event. If you were not able to make it to the event, you can still donate here.
Recent coupon/ad that we shot for Mrs. Dash.
We had a great time tasting fabulous recipes and shooting for Werther's. 15 Recipes in 3 days, from Fondue to Caramelized onions over Salmon. There are a few recipes we many have to make for ourselves later on.
We worked with Publications International LTD, on a cookbook for Mrs. Dash, which has just been released to grocery stores. 20 Recipes in 2 days. We had a great time working with PIL and Mrs. Dash on this project!
We partnered with Rush University Medical Center to sponsor Art for Health 2013. This year it will be held at Ignite Glass Studios in Chicago. Artwork to be auctioned off to raise funds for the Global Health Program at Rush, so they can continue bringing medical support to underserved communities. Tickets available online at www.artforhealthbenefit.org