So maybe 2016 isn’t a year people want to look back at fondly, or even at all. But for this food blog, it was quite a busy year and one that’s memorable as it marked my 10th year of blogging.
As the year comes to a close, I take one last look at some of […]Read the full post →
September is a big month here in the Focus:Snap:Eat household, not just because it’s my Mom’s birthday but it’s also the anniversary of my blog.
I’m generally not big on celebrating the passage of time, like birthdays and anniversaries. They’re always like a big slap in the face of how much I haven’t done from […]Read the full post →
This is my look back at some of my favorite images of 2015. These aren’t necessarily photos of my favorite dishes, although some of them are included. But they’re images that either turned out perfectly (to me) because of lighting, or I caught a moment that told a story, or they just reminded me of […]Read the full post →
As a photographer, I get excited when going out to eat when my meal is visually appealing along with being tasty.
I’m a big fan of the plates coming out from the kitchen at Iyasare restaurant in Berkeley’s Fourth Street shopping district. The restaurant’s owner/chef, Shotaro Kamio, is elevating Japanese cuisine with his […]Read the full post →
Since this blog is focused on photography, I thought I’d end the year with a look back at some of my favorite images along with some insider notes on how I created the image.
Most times, though, I do just point my Canon Rebel digital SLR with a fixed 50-mm lens and snap. But through […]Read the full post →
I did this a couple of years ago, where I wrote thank you notes ala Jimmy Fallon. This year I’ve had some amazing food and tastes, so I thought I’d bust out the pen again and write some thank you notes to the food and dishes that made my tummy happy.
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Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, which always seem ironic because it’s really the beginning of the warm weather stretches in the San Francisco Bay Area. Still, to help celebrate summer’s end with a bang, I thought I’d share my slideshow of photos I took over the last few weeks of summer’s star […]Read the full post →
For my annual year in review, I thought I’d use some of my Instagrams shots that I snapped. And I thought I’d present them focused on the color.
Pantone is the major color company in the world, and every year it decides what will be the color of the year. For 2014, the people behind […]Read the full post →
They’re the ones who know your favorite bread or give you the best wedge of cheese. They call you by your first name and give a little piece of candy for little Jimmy.
They’re the neighborhood grocer right around the corner.
Sometimes I get a bit nostalgic and I think about a simpler time, and […]Read the full post →
At times, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to live in the San Francisco Bay Area with our access to fresh and exotic foods and a heightened appreciation for it.
Fig season is a good example. There’s a lot of it at the markets now, but not only can I get fresh figs, but […]Read the full post →
It’s like an artist took a brush dipped in amber and carefully – ever so carefully – painted a chicken to make it glow like a warm sunset.
But it’s more than the beauty of the roasted chicken that came to our table at the San Francisco institution Zuni Cafe. Yes, the seasonal greens gave […]Read the full post →
With some apprehension built up over more than 40 years, I brought the chocolate-colored coffee cup up to my lips and dove in – joining the 100 million Americans who grab a cup of Joe every day.
The first sip was like a jolt. The slightly bitter flavor of the coffee blending with the […]Read the full post →
Here’s my contribution to the end-of-the-year countdowns. After looking back at all my food pictures this past year, I realized that I’ve really eaten out a lot. I feel really grateful that I was able to dine at some really amazing places this year, some from my many trips I took this year.
Next year […]Read the full post →
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