Behind the Scenes: Food on Film

[carousel] So, those gorgeous morsels, dishes and bites you see in the pages of your favorite cookbooks and magazines? Yeah, they don't just happen. Believe it or not, a stylist, chef, photographer and assistants all come together to create the art of the plate. Recently, Marcus' own crack team assembled to work on a fun food project and we couldn't help but share this little inside look into a photo shoot!

While the food you see (and will eventually cook) is the real deal, the mouthwatering shots that make it to print are the result of tireless days. Whether it's chasing the perfect amount of sun, or the countless minutes adjusting grains of rice, or even dissections and discussions of each potential photo, the first thing to know is your first shot is not your best. With the right photographer and the most meticulous of food stylists, the dishes you see and are empowered to cook, prepare and taste, pops from the page, enticing you to explore its flavors.

Behind The Scenes Of The UPTOWN Magazine Cover Photoshoot

Thank you to UPTOWN Magazine for featuring Red Rooster Harlem, my wife, Maya, and me in their Gourmet issue. It was a really fun day of shooting for the cover story with my wife, Maya, and the amazing photographer Rony Shram and his team. I love Rony's beautiful pictures, and it's fun to see the product after the photoshoot. Stylist Memsor Karamake did a fantastic job with the clothing, and it was fun to play off Red Rooster Harlem's decor for the shoot.

I had a great time that day. The issue hits the stands this week, but if you want a sneak peek of the issue and some behind the scenes shots, head over to UPTOWN Magazine's website.