Nov 18, 2013

Gifts for the Foodies on your List



Dorothy of Shocklingly Delicious was kind enough to include the Top 100 Step-by-Step Napkin Folds on her list of fabulous holiday gifts for the culinary enthusiasts in your life. Click here to check out her entire list. Thank you, dear Dorothy. Holiday shopping, DONE!

Nov 16, 2013

What Sarah Tuck of From The Kitchen Learned In Sydney

Styling by Denise Vivaldo and Jazreel Chan. Photo by Dario Milano.


We had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Tuck of during our Food Styling Intensive. The class was amazing and we can't wait to do it all over again in 2014. Below is an excerpt of Sarah's experience.

"Although I didn't get to cook while I was there I did get to play with food, and learn a whole lot of clever tricks used by stylists to keep food looking good for photography. Some of the techniques were incredible for film, TV or advertising styling, and there were heaps I picked up to use myself for blogging, magazine and website work - less about your style of styling if you get what I mean, and more about helping the food look it's best. We learnt everything from how to make food steam for a shot, to slowing down the pour of maple syrup or chocolate sauce, to keeping salad greens and fruit from browning under lights..."

Click here to enjoy her post in its entirety.

Nov 1, 2013

We've Got Thanksgiving Covered. Don't You Worry.


Photo Courtesy of Ed Oullette




It's happening.  In less than a month.  You're cooking (or perhaps catering).  You have no idea what you're doing.  Or you've done it and want to try something different.  Or you want to get drunk just thinking about it.

We're here to help!

In Do It For Less! Parties, we lovingly hold your hand through the whole holiday entertaining process, from decorating, menu countdowns and complete shopping lists, to how to make the perfect turkey and recipes that will feed 12, 25, 50, or 75 guests.

Here is our Complete Thanksgiving Guide with our sincerest gratitude for following the blog, buying the books, attending the classes, and making us smile!  Let us know how it all turns out, or send us pictures and we'll post them!