All the images on this page have been styled and photographed by myself.

roasted tomato risotto

crispy fried roasted tomato risotto balls with smoked mussels

New potato salad with dill and lemon

BLT with pesto mayo

white chocolate mousse with strawberries and pink peppercorns

fresh strawberries dipped into melted white chocolate

chocolate and pear frangipane tart

Jamie Olivers low fat Caesars salad dressing

mushroom and barley risotto

red wine caramelised onions & goats cheese tartlets

 basilpink swirl meringues with pomegranate syruppomegranate and ginger spritzerpomegranate guacamole
easy scones with sundreied tomato and Parmesan cheese

lemon and spinach linguini with goats cheese

apple phyllo pie with maple and pecans

pizza jaffels with tomato, mozzarella, red onion and basil

a classic vanilla bean ice cream

parma ham wrapped melon with a honey and wholegrain mustard vinaigrette

asparagus, zucchini and mint frittata

broccoli pasta with anchovies, garlic & chilli

panzanella caprese salad

baked xmas apples

apricots poached in chamomile tea with vanilla

bolognese mac and cheese

bean stir fry

mushroom and barley risotto

pink swirl meringues with pomegranate syrup

pink swirl meringues with pomegranate syrup

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julie bresler December 21, 2010 at 4:52 pm

awesome pics going to sidewalk tonight to give it a try

Monique January 27, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Wow!! Your food looks so yummy!! :-) I think my problem about what to cook for dinner tonight is solved :-)

Em February 11, 2011 at 11:02 am

This looks amazing! Well done!

Paula at Dishing The Divine May 9, 2011 at 8:31 am

Yes, food porn indeed. In fact, I’m not even hungry and I still went gaga over these pics! now, if only you were here to cook for me this week. I’m short on inspiration and it seems that you could just start at the top of this list and work your way down! :)

Sam May 9, 2011 at 8:33 am

Thanks Paula!

Juanita January 24, 2012 at 9:33 am

Thank you Paula, not only does the food look picture perfect, it’s looks so good you can almost taste it! You are a true artist not only in the food world but you have an amazing talent to capture the rawness of the moment. I am sitting here in a moment of bliss, salivating over food I only dare to conquer in the kitchen one day. You are an inspiration, so thank you for yor passion you give to us on pages.

Sam January 24, 2012 at 11:36 am

Thank you so much Juanita for the wonderful compliment and very kind words :-)

Juanita January 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Sorry Sam, I meant to say thank you Paula for her words are spot on when commenting on your work. Yes, I wish you were here to cook for me on request.

ELIZE February 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

Pragtige fotos ek moet sien hoe n resep se kos lyk dan besluit ek of ek dit gaan maak en joune is absoluut pragtig wil sommer als bak!!

Sam February 17, 2012 at 11:44 am

Baie dankie Elize :-)

PJ Brunet April 13, 2012 at 6:58 am

Do you need help eating that? ;-)

Anria May 23, 2012 at 9:49 am

Hi Sam, your photo’s are exquisite! I’m a big fan of food photography myself and want to know where you started out learning about food photography. Good luck on your book launch, love what I’m seeing so far.

Sam May 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Hi Anria, thanks for the kind words. I started out shooting when I started my blog and am pretty much self taught. It has been a case of years of shooting, trial and error, online tutorials, books etc. :-)

Afroeuroforum May 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Yummy! The photos and food are looking so yummy that i feel like grabbing from the screen and eatting :). Nice piece of collection!!!

Sam May 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Thank you for the very kind words.

Afroeuroforum June 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm

You’re welcome Sam! I was just saying what is obvious!

Mukhtar September 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Hi Sam

Very Very impressed with your food pictures, they really bring your food to life. They are exactly the type that i am trying to take with my camera. Can you tell me the specs of the lens you are using?


Sam September 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Hi Mukhtar, many thanks for the kind words. I am currently shooting with a 60mm macro lens (Canon).

David Sanei September 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm


What drink is that with the lime wedges?

Cordially yours

Sam September 18, 2012 at 10:39 am

Hi David, that cocktail is the Paloma – here is the link to the recipe:

Steph G. B. September 21, 2012 at 4:27 am

Hey Sam!

I love food photography and your photographs are absolutely stunning. They remind me of a food photographer by Katie Quinn Davies of What Katie Ate and I’ve been trying to add some depth to some of my food photos when i practice – I was wondering, what is that backdrop you’re using in that very first image on this page with the ice cream? I know it looks rusted and scratched, kind of like an old piece of metal. I’m just curious to see if that was actually maybe like a sheet of metal?

Thank you so much!

christellar October 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm

you are a wonderful photographer you manage to capture all the tiny elements a food-lover appreciates that many photographers overlook :) beautiful work!

Sam October 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Thank you for the very kind words Christellar :-)

Tracy November 8, 2012 at 9:14 pm

my new favorite place. My family is gona love me for all your effort! Whahahahahah

cindy January 29, 2013 at 1:06 am

I love your photos !

Sam January 29, 2013 at 8:13 am

Thanks Cindy

christina February 7, 2013 at 3:31 pm

here is your reader from China,what wonderful pics you show to us ,thank you.

Monica February 10, 2013 at 7:12 pm

I have just added you to my blog roll. Your photography is alive. I aspire to become as skilled as you…Thank You

Sam February 11, 2013 at 9:04 am

Thank you for the kind words Monica, as a self taught photographer, all I can say is just keep shooting and learning.

Wendy February 20, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Sam, your photographs are awesome. I found your site quite by accident when I followed a link on Mediterranean Delicacies page for your apple phyllo pie with pecans & maple and have decided I must add you to my Favourites list !

Sam February 20, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Hi Wendy, thank you that is fabulous :-)

Tiffany @thyme of taste February 28, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Your photos are simply stunning, the detail is amazing! I love all your materials and props you use also! I’m inspired :)

hannah March 24, 2013 at 7:33 am

Your styling & photography is stunning! I am a college student with an interest in food styling…I just so happen to stumble upon your blog and I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE! You have inspired me to want to keep going with culinary school, thank you!

Queen Sashy September 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Love your gallery, and I have just added you to my blog roll. A total eye feast. Cheers…

Sam September 9, 2013 at 9:30 am

Thanks Sashy for the kind words, I’m glad you enjoy. Hope to see you around soon.