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Pitcher & Powell Join up to Create Pitcher & Powell International Culinary and Cultural Adventures / Pitcher & Powell Rejoignez jusqu’à Créer Pitcher & Powell Culinaire International et Cultural Adventures

Barbara Pitcher, a Canadian/Italian artist who lives to eat and loves to cook, and Tasha Powell, a Cordon Bleu Chef and food stylist, are your hosts for this one-of-a-kind adventure!

To view my food styling examples, visit / Pour voir mes exemples de style alimentaires , visitez!

Featured image Tarte Tropéziennes Even though Tarte Tropéziennes with pink or green fillings do not exist in France, I created these special a pastel collection as My TT Pastel Collection. Food Styling by Tasha Powell Food Photography by Jill Paider.

“Perfectly Provence”covers our upcoming food styling / photography workshop / Perfectly Provence ” couvre notre prochain atelier stylisme culinaire / la photographie !!

Food Styling Photo Workshop in Provence Carolyne Kauser-Abbott — June 3, 2015 Your photos of market produce failed to capture the moment. Did the picture of your perfect soufflé fall flat? The ice cream melted in the bowl before you got back to your camera! Good news! There is now hope for your food photography […]

Food Styling/Photography Course in the South of France – April 12-15, 2016 / Cours de stylisme culinaire / Photographie dans le Sud de la France – Avril 12-15 , 2016

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Food Styling/Photography Course in the South of France – April 12-15, 2016 / Cours de stylisme culinaire / Photographie dans le Sud de la France – Avril 12-15 , 2016 Food Styling Course in Provence March 31, 2015 by aixcentric A couple of years ago, I met Tasha, a Californian foodie at…

Danish-style ingredient shot at Christina Peters/Denise Vivaldo’s Food Styling/Photography workshop in MDR, CA /Ingrédient danoise style tiré sur Christina Peters / Denise Vivaldo ‘ atelier Stylisme culinaire / Photographie en MDR, Californie

Danish-style ingredient shot at Christina Peters/Denise Vivaldo’s Natural Light Food styling / natural light photography class on May 17 and 18th in Marina del Rey, California. The objective was to show the main ingredients in the biscuit: vanilla beans, sliced almonds, dried cherries, chocolate, orange zest and organic sugar! Ingrédient danoise style tiré sur Christina […]

Sometimes the food stylist also jumps in as the model as in this still photo for PURE Crispy Clusters! Parfois, la styliste culinaire saute aussi dans le modèle comme dans cette photo encore pour PURE Crispy Clusters !

Food Styling for PURE Crispy Clusters Food Styling by DVG Group!  Cycling by Tasha. We used a European Rustic look for this Pure Bar ingredient image:  such a delightful blend of colors and shapes on a beautiful wooden background.

Los Angeles Photo shoot for culinary products and gadgets, January 2015 with DVG Group/ Los Angeles séance photo pour les produits et gadgets culinaires, Janvier 2015 par DVG Groupe


Tasha’s birthday bash: January 2015 /La fête d’anniversaire de Tasha: Janvier 2015

I upheld my annual tradition and cooked a five course dinner for 11 lucky friends! Je soutenais ma tradition annuelle et fait cuire un dîner de cinq plats pour 11 amies chanceuses!

My debut as an official member of Denise Vivaldo Group! Mes débuts en tant que membre officiel de Denise Vivaldo Groupe

Tasha was a former director of product development in sporting goods who re-invented herself in the culinary arena, graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in November, 2012, and trained in the South of France under Chef Reine Sammut from L’Auberge La Fenière. She also graduated from Penn State University with a B.A. in Business/French and worked […]

Franck FRESSON, Chef Patissier, MOF pâtisserie-confiserie 2004, Patisserie Fresson, Metz et Jarny demonstrates a 3 layer lemon dessert (verrine citron – meringue au siphon) at LES ETOILES de MOUGINS, Mougins, France.

Franck FRESSON, Chef Patissier, MOF pâtisserie-confiserie 2004, Patisserie Fresson, Metz et Jarny demonstrates a 3 layer lemon dessert (verrine citron – meringue au siphon) at LES ETOILES de MOUGINS, Mougins, France. Franck FRESSON, chef pâtissier, MOF pâtisserie–confiserie 2004, Patisserie Fresson, Metz et Jarny démontre un dessert de citron 3 couches (verrine citron – au meringue […]

Chef François Valot, Marchand de Douceurs, Vallauris démontre: Gaspacho de fraises, sorbet Mojito royal, tuiles au citron vert à LES ETOILES DE MOUGINS à Mougins, France, le 20 Septembre.

Chef Francois VALOT, Marchand de Douceurs, Vallauris demonstrates: Gaspacho de fraises, sorbet Mojito royal, tuiles au citron vert  at LES ETOILES DE MOUGINS in Mougins, France on September 20th.  vv   Chef François Valot, Marchand de Douceurs, Vallauris démontre: Gaspacho de fraises, sorbet Mojito royal, tuiles au citron vert à LES ETOILES DE MOUGINS à […]

Les Etolies de Mougins 2014: Atelier with Chef Cyril Aveline from Les Bistonomes, Paris

                                           Chef Cyril AVELINE from Les Bistononmes, Paris teaches a workshop on Coeurs de chou- fleur recouverts de grains de cavier, crème légère au gout fumé (Hearts of cauliflower served with cavier, cream infused with […]

Genoise a la crème mousseline fraises / Sponge cake with strawberry chiffon cream

Genoise a la crème mousseline fraises ! Sponge cake with strawberry chiffon cream. Provence is a culinary wonder, visit Aix in September and we will take you for a pastry tour in all the nearby villages! Photo by Tasha Powell.   Guichard Alain 285 av Père Sylvain Giraud, 13510 EGUILLES

Tarte au citron meringuée / Lemon meringue pie

Visitors to Aix, Don’t miss a visit to Puyricard to taste the lovely tarte au citron meringuée / lemon meringue tart at BOULANGERIE EMILE BEC, La Rostolanne – Pl. Waldeck Rousseau. Photo by Tasha Powell.

Watermelon, cherry tomato, basil skewers – perfect for a summer party / Pastèque, tomate cerise, basilic brochettes – parfait pour une fête d’été.

Watermelon, cherry tomato, basil skewers – perfect for a summer party / Pastèque, tomate cerise, basilic brochettes – parfait pour une fête d’été. Finish with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar reduction! Garnir d’un filet de réduction de vinaigre balsamique!

Digital shorts for Gabi Moskowitz, the chef behind Young and Hungry / Courts-métrages numériques pour Gabi Moskowitz, le chef derrière “Young and Hungry”

Young and Hungry premieres on June25th, don’t miss this new series, based on the life of Gabi Moskowitz and starring Emily Osment. DVG Group filmed “digital shorts” for Good Morning America on set at ABC Family.      

Celebrating Denise Vivaldo’s birthday at The Strandhouse, and Isles Flottants for dessert / Célébration de l’anniversaire de Denise Vivaldo à La Strandhouse, et Isles Flottants pour le dessert

I admit, I was trying to impress Denise Vivaldo, who is a chef/caterer and well known food stylist from Los Angeles. I have been fortunate to work with her on many freelance projects and she has become such an influential force! While I have not made “Isles Flottants” other wise known as Floating Islands, I […]

Lunch with Anne Willan, founder of L’Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne with Denise Vivaldo of DVG Group. / Déjeuner avec Anne Willan, fondateur de l’Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne avec Denise Vivaldo de DVG Groupe.

  Anne Willan has had an extraordinary career in the culinary arts and is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent authorities on French cooking. She founded École de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris in 1975. Inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame for her “body of work” in May of 2013, Anne […]

Working on the subtlties of natural light food photography at MDR Studio / Travailler sur les subtlties de lumière photographie alimentaire naturel à MDR Studio

The colors of springtime! les couleurs du printemps.- a magnificent course in natural light food photography. — at Christina Peters Photography, Marina del Rey. Taught by Christina Peters and  Amy Paliwoda.

Café Gourmand, anyone? / Café Gourmand, n’importe qui?

DVG created mini layered desserts today (Café Gourmand, anyone?) for an online magazine. Food Creation and Styling by Denise Vivaldo Group. Chocolate Mousse, Mango Panna Cota, Roasted Pear & Figs with Marscapone Cream, Strawberry Mousse, Raspberry Parfait, Lemon Chiffon Pie. My experiences working in France came in handy today!

Blender Girl, Tess Masters launches her book at Satellite Media Tour: Available at book retailers everywhere! / “Blender fille”, Tess Masters lance son livre à Satellite Media Tour: Disponible à librairies partout!

Recipe: Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Smoothie from Tess Masters Summary: This sweet green kale smoothie by The Blender Girl is fashioned after one served at SunCafe, a Los Angeles raw restaurant. Ingredients ½ cup (120ml) water (or use coconut water) ½ teaspoon probiotic powder (optional) ½ cup (70g) unsalted cashews, soaked 1 cup (25g) torn curly green […]

Behind the scenes food styling for Satellite Media Tour for Adam Richman / Derrière la scène “stylisme culinaire” pour Satellite Media Tour pour Adam Richman

                      TV personality & host Adam Richman on satellite junket celebrating National Malbec Day with his “daring pairings” inspired by his visit to Alamos Wines in Argentina. Food Styling by DVG. Adam showcased these amazing dishes on April 17th during his satellite media tour: Chimichurri […]

Food Styling / Natural Light Photography Seminar at CP Studios, Marina del Rey, CA / Séminaire Photographie Styling / Lumière naturelle des aliments au CP Studios, Marina del Rey en Californie

Series of Before and after shots in food styling!      

Creating an “animated carrot” out of fresh produce for a stop animation logo project! for DVG / Création d’une «carotte d’animation” de produits frais pour un logo projet d’animation d’arrêt pour DVG!


Inspired by Denise Vialdo’s Book- Top 100 step-by-step Napkin Folds to help Robyn create a beautiful dinner table! / Inspiré par le livre- Denise Vialdo Haut 100 étape par étape serviette plie pour aider Robyn créer une belle table!

Buy this book to make your dinner presentations extraordinary with beautiful napkin folding secrets.

Cafe Gourmand is the best part of French desserts – a selection of the best! / Café Gourmand est la meilleure partie de desserts français – une sélection des meilleurs!

A café gourmand is a dessert concept showcasing an espresso and a selection of mignardises (small  desserts) – the best offerings from the pastry chef . For anyone who likes petits bites of desserts, this is a perfect solution when it comes to ordering your last course. It is also a perfect dessert to share.  […]

Food Styling at Culinary photo shoot of soups and stews in West Los Angeles / Styling alimentaire à Photo culinaire tournage de soupes et les ragoûts à West Los Angeles

Pumpkin Soup purée topped with chopped candied walnuts Ratatouille garnished with basil – tres provençal!

David’s Birthday Dinner / Dîner d’anniversaire de David

Scallops on a bed of thai curry pea purée Mushroom Soup with creme fraiche Wilted Lentil Salad Filet Mignon, grilled squash, scalloped potatoes Cheese plate Tarte Tropezienne Chocolate Lava Cake Coquilles Saint-Jacques sur un lit de purée de pois au curry thaï Soupe de champignons à la crème fraîche Fanée Salade de lentilles Filet Mignon, […]

Goat cheese with roasted minced beets, balsamic reduction, fresh mint- a perfect addition for your dinner party / Fromage de chèvre avec betteraves rôties hachées, réduction de balsamique, menthe fraîche-un complément parfait pour votre dîner

Olive Picking in Cadenet at LES PASTRAS with Lisa and Johann Pepin – For those of you going to Provence this Fall, sign up now!

Cueillette olive à Cadenet à LES Pastras avec Lisa et Johann Pepin – Pour ceux d’entre vous va Provence cet automne, inscrivez-vous maintenant! Olive picking at Les Pastras with Lisa and Joann Pepin- followed by a delicious gourmet lunch: Beef daube Saffron Potatoes au gratin Ratatouille Cheese plate Dessert (patisseries) Endless wine! If you would […]

Food Styling with Denise Vivaldo Group at Food Photographer’s Studio, Los Angeles

Another great day of amazing cuisines shot at food photographer’s studio in Los Angeles. The beauty shot for the day is the image on the left:   hand made pierogies with delicious brown butter and red onion vinaigrette!

Food Styling in Culver City, California for the DV Group! Styling culinaire à Culver City, en Californie, pour le groupe DV!

The most beautifully packaged goat cheese I’ve ever seen: goat cheese with flowers / Le fromage de chèvre plus joliment emballé que j’ai jamais vu: le fromage de chèvre aux fleurs

I found this beautifully presented goat cheese “with flowers” at Whole Foods in El Segundo, California! Presentation is everything….we almost – it is delicious too!

A visit to the Florian Confiserie in Tourettes-sur-Loup (north of Cannes) / Une visite à la Confiserie Florian à Tourettes-sur-Loup (au nord de Cannes)

FLORIAN CONFISERIE Le Pont du Loup, 06140 Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France +33 4 93 59 32 91 Take the factory tour! For more info, contact me at For the very best fruits confits, confitures, chocolats, miels, fleurs cristallisées, pâtes de fruits, sirops et liquers.

Chocolate shoes in Milan – a perfect holiday gift for your chocolate loving Fashionistas! Visit Rinascente in Milan.

For chocolate lovers, 45 Euro pump (please choose right or left) in Milan

Speculoos is a type of spiced shortcrust biscuit; Les spéculoos accompagnent très souvent le café servi dans les brasseries et restaurants en France

Les Spéculoos (a Dutch tradition) is served at cafes and restaurants with coffee at many restaurants in the South of France. This crunchy cinnamon & spicy shortbread biscuit is reminiscent of ginger snaps but has a much more distinctive taste. Some restaurants use chopped Spéculoos to make the crust for cheese cake, which is absolutely […]

La Petite Maison, Menu de la maison, Cucuron par Chef Eric Sapet: introduit par Lisa et Johann Pepin

Here is the Menu de la Maison menu from La Petite Maison, a Michelin starred jewel located in Cucuron in La Provence. Our menu for November 7th: Amuse Bouche: Purée de courge butternut Soupe cremeuse de lentilles vertes du Puy Brandade douce de haddock Coeur de filet de boeuf “à la ficelle” Bouquet de legumes […]

Picking Olives at Les Pastras with Lisa and Johann Pepin in Cadenet in Las Pastras / Ramassant des olives avec Lisa et Johann Pepin à Cadenet aux Pastras

A team of 6 picked 75 kilos of olives today at Les Pastras in Cadenet with Johann and Lisa Pepin of Cadenet. We also enjoyed a sumptuous lunch that Lisa prepared. Check out this website of the Pepin Organic, Provencal farm and for upcoming truffle hunting: Une équipe de 6 ramassé 75 kilos d’olives aujourd’hui […]

Desserts decorated with Physalis fruit / Desserts décorées avec Physalis fruit

Physalis These fruits encased in an unusual, lantern-like husk are part of the nightshade family.  In Provence, many restaurants use this fruit for garnish- the taste is slightly tart!

Pour les pains et viennoiseries incroyables, visitez : Guichard Alain 285 av Père Sylvain Giraud, 13510 EGUILLES / For incredible breads and pastries, visit Guichard Alain 285 av Père Sylvain Giraud, 13510 EGUILLES

Just a 7 km bike ride from Puyricard! You can find some of the most delicious pastries, cakes, cookies and freshly made baguettes and banettes.  Here is the address: Guichard Alain 285 av Père Sylvain Giraud, 13510 EGUILLES  FRANCE 04 42 92 62 76

La Fête de la Châtaigne se déroulera les 19 et 20 octobre sur la Place des Aires et dans les Jardins de Ferrières, Martiques / The Chestnut Festival will take place on October 19 and 20 on the Place des Aires and Gardens Ferrieres Martiques

CHESTNUT FANS! Si vous êtes dans la région d’Aix-en-Provence ou Marseille ce week-end, la tête sur la fête de la châtaigne Martiques, un village pittoresque connue pour les fleurs et les jardins et le charme de ses canaux, îles et ponts. If you are in the Aix-en-Provence or Marseilles area this weekend, head over to […]

AMORINO en Aix-en-Provence -Gelato, glace italiennes joliment présentés, des chocolats, des sucres – bonbons pour les yeux / Beautifully presented Italian gelatos, ice cream, chocolates, sugars – EYE CANDY! Créé par deux amis d’enfance, Cristiano Sereni et Paolo Benassi, Amorino est né en 2002. La passion des deux créateurs se distille au travers de valeurs essentielles : exiger la qualité, cultiver la constance, le plaisir et le goût, mettre en scène saveurs et décor. Paolo Benassi : « notre objectif est de faire […]

Loup de Mer Grillé, Tarte aux Pommes à Antibes (Pan roasted seabass and Apple Tart in Antibes)

Les Étoiles de Mougins – showcase of chefs, chef demos, workshops and photography: Mougins, France Sept. 27-29

This is the most elegant Festival de la Gastronomie I have ever seen! Tucked in the hills north of Cannes, in the lovely village of Mougins, the most brilliant chefs have gathered to celebrate, demonstrate and give workshops that will inspire the “chef” in everyone. For more information :        

“Cuisines en Friche” Festival at Marseilles OM, Omnivore Méditerranée. Masterclass – Cuisines en Friche. Démonstrations de Chefs.


CHATEAU LA CANORGUE, the vineyard where “A Good Year” was filmed with Russell Crowe, Bonnieux, Provence (Une grande année – film 2006 – AlloCiné)

Situé à deux pas du petit village de Bonnieux, dans le Lubéron et classé en appellation Lubéron et Vin de Pays, ce château est certifié en agriculture biologique depuis 35 ans. Pionnier dans la région, Jean-Pierre Margan, son propriétaire, fut l’un des premiers à démarrer une conversion biologique. Depuis 5 générations, ce château familial veille […]

Eye Candy for foodies at La Piazza, The Grove, West Hollywood

Judging 9 Culinary teams at Le Cordon Bleu, Pasadena Campus, August 2013, Annual Culinary Olympics

Teams judged on: Taste Authenticity / Representation of Country Teamwork Banner Designs/Creativity/ Presentation Team Spirit

Food styling for a Photo Shoot at Steakhouse featuring Surf and Turf, Filet Mignon, Prime Rib, Seafood and Sides!


On the set with new television show showcasing cooking for kids! Sur scène avec une nouvelle émission de télévision en valeur la cuisine pour les enfants!

On the set with new television show showcasing cooking for kids!    

Plate of cheese, honeycomb, olives, grapes and crackers, all inspired from the Natural Foods Expo West in Anaheim, CA on March 9, 2015 / Assiette de fromage, nid d’abeille , des olives , des raisins et pain croustillant , tous inspirés de la Natural Foods Expo West à Anaheim , CA le 9 Mars, 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day! Food Styling by DVG Group / Bonne St. Valentin ! Styling culinaire par DVG Groupe

Fruit and Vegetable heart art for Melissa’s Produce. Food Styling by DVG Group. Design by Cindie Flannigan. Photography by Diana Lundin.