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Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food for the Camera

ISBN: 978-0-470-08019-1
416 pages
May 2010, ©2010
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Food Styling is the first serious book on the subject of food styling for specific media: editorial, advertorial, public relations, marketing, advertising, packaging, and television and film production. It focuses on the development of skills and the techniques and equipment required to help chefs improve presentations and simply better market a product.
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Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

SECTION 1: THE BASICS.

Chapter 1: A General Overview of Food Styling.

Chapter 2: The MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE.

Chapter 3: THE CAST OF CHARACTERS.

SECTION 2 :THE JOB FROM PHONE CALL TO INVOICE.

Chapter 4: GETTING THE JOB.

Chapter 5: PREPPING THE JOB.

Chapter 6: THE SHOOT.

Chapter 7: ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY.

Chapter 8: ABOUT PROPPING.

Chapter 9: ABOUT PRODUCTION WORK.

SECTION 3: THE NUTS AND BOLTS.

Chapter 10: TOOLS OF THE TRADE.

Chapter 11: WORKING WITH THE FOOD: Some Foods Just Misbehave.

SECTION 4: PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER.

Chapter 12: THE BUSINESS OF FOOD STYLING.

Chapter 13 :USEFUL ADDITIONAL SKILLS.

Chapter 14: TIPS FOR FOOD PROFESSIONALS WHO WANT TO FOOD STYLE THEIR WORK.

SECTION 5: TRENDS: FOOD AND FOOD PRESENTATION.

Chapter 15 :REVIEWING THE LAST 60 YEARS.

Glossary.

Resources.

Index.

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Delores Custer has been a freelance food stylist and culinary educator since 1978. Today she styles for magazines and cookbook publishers, and in print advertising, public relations, television, and feature films. She has taught courses in Professional Food Styling, Recipe Writing, and Food Demonstration Techniques for Television at New York University, The Culinary Institute of America, The Institute of Culinary Education, and culinary schools around the world. Her food clients include Kraft Foods, General Mills, Unilever, Campbell Soup Company, ConAgra, Nestlé, Häagen-Dazs, Red Lobster, Subway, Cuisinart, Bacardi, and Budweiser. Her website is delorescuster.com.
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