I started this blog as a hobby in the spring of 2007. It has since grown into something that means so much more to me than just any hobby, and has a following I am very proud of. I started cooking my sophomore year of college, and am entirely self-taught, so this blog has been a wonderful way for me to chronicle my culinary adventures and continually motivates me to improve my skills and try new things.
About My Photography
I have no formal training in photography. All that I know, I have learned along the way through practice and carefully observing other food and photography blogs. My photography was horrendous when I started the blog and although it pains me, I try not to remove my beginner’s photos because I think it is important to realize that everyone starts somewhere and has the potential to improve.
Through the end of 2008, I was using a Sony Cybershot point-and-shoot for all of my photos, but now I use a Canon Rebel XTi. I have two lenses that I primarily use for food photography: this lens and this macro lens. Additionally, I have found the use of a Speedlite extremely helpful in providing me flexibility with food photography. No matter what time of day or night I’m shooting, I can get great lighting with this flash.
I love hearing from my readers! If you have questions or comments regarding a particular recipe, you can leave a comment on that post and I will respond. I do my very best to respond to all questions as time allows.
Please note that I do not participate in link exchanges and will not post a link to a blog or website simply because someone requests it. The sites listed in my blog roll are some of my very favorites, that I read daily and highly recommend to my readers.
If you have a question about a specific recipe on the site, please leave a comment on that recipe. You will receive a much faster response, and other readers with the same question can benefit from seeing your question and the answer.
Otherwise, feel free to contact me with any other questions, comments or inquiries at annieseats at gmail dot com.
*All the photos seen above of myself and my family are taken by our wonderful friends Bobbi + Mike.