Welcome to Noel Barnhurst's blog. Noel is a food photographer based in the South Park neighborhood of San Francisco, California. He has photographed for a wide range of clients including Williams-Sonoma, Kashi, Haagen Dazs, Driscoll's berries, Sunset Magazine, and Burger King. Here you will find a plethora of recipes, tips, and news from a professional food photographer. Enjoy!

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The Spirits of San Francisco

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San Francisco is best known for its hugely populated foodie culture, but the city is also home to some of the best bars too! Check out Trick Dog (3010 20th St.), once famous for their pantone themed menus, recently changed over to displaying their menus on vintage records! Also, the restaurant Roka Akor is home to the new and inventive Roka Bar (801 Montgomery St.). In a recent Serious Eats article, bar manager Daniel Hyatt claims, “For years, what’s been going on in the San Francisco cocktail scene has been essentially conservative. [Roka Bar] has the potential to be something else.”

Check out other great bars to visit in San Francisco here.

Making the Most of Summer’s Bounty

Have you ever wondered what to do with the excessive fruit that summer provides? Fret no more! We have the perfect recipes to utilize those ripening fruit in your kitchen!

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Blackberry Jam

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Berry Syrups

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Lastly, try freezing the berries and blending them into smoothies later!

The Colors of Summer

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Welcome to the colors of summer! San Francisco has had sunny days recently, which reminds us to get outside and check out the farmers markets nearby for the freshest produce- cherries, kumquats, peaches, beans, blueberries, and microgreens are all in season! For recipe inspiration, scroll down for recipes that use these ingredients!

Cherry Lemonade

Candied Kumquat Peels 

This recipe is extremely refreshing and versatile, try using any different type of citrus peel (orange, tangerine, or lemon). 

Mini Blueberry and Blackberry Galette

Today is National Iced Tea Day! There is truly no better way to enjoy this holiday than with this recipe for blackberry mint iced tea!

BLACKBERRY MINT ICED TEA

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 black tea bags
  • 1/4 cups mint leaves, crushed. 1 leaf per serving for garnish
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 packages (6 ounces each) of blackberries

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place tea bags and mint in a heat proof pitcher. Add boiling water. Steep at least 10 minutes. Strain into another pitcher and discard mint and tea bags. Stir in sugar. Purée blackberries in a blender or food processor; strain through a fine sieve. Discard pulp and seeds. Stir blackberry purée into tea. Taste and adjust sugar as desired. Chill.
  2. Serve over ice garnished with mint leaf and 2 or 3 blackberries.

Warm up your winter days with this Hot Spiced Raspberry Cider Recipe!

HOT SPICED RASPBERRY CIDER

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 packages (6 ounces or 1 1/3 cups) Driscoll’s raspberries
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 4 dashes ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cups spiced rum
  • Lemon twists, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Set aside 8 to 12 raspberries for garnish. Place apple cider, remaining raspberries and ground cinnamon in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Heat until boiling, then let cool. Strain. Stir in spiced rum, if using.
  2. Pour Raspberry Cider into coffee mugs. Drop in a lemon twist and garnish with 2 to 4 raspberries per mug.

Recipes courtesy of Driscoll’s

The holidays have finally arrived! Whether that means gathering with your family or finally taking a well deserved break from work, this time of the year calls for celebration. Cocktails are a classic way to unwind, especially through the stresses of holidays. We personally love the recipes from Driscoll’s, which can be found here.
Although this recipe is traditionally popular for the summertime, if you are in the mood for something to really warm you up, try the Gold Rush:
Ingredients
3 tablespoons honey2 tablespoons boiling water1/2 cup (4 ounces) bourbon 1 1/2 lemons, juiced, about 4 tablespoons
Instructions
Pour honey into a small jar or mixing bowl. Pour in the boiling water and whisk vigorously until they form a thin syrup. Whisk in the bourbon and lemon juice. Mixture can be refrigerated until ready to serve.
To serve, shake vigorously with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain over a big ice cube in a rocks glass.
Recipe courtesy of thekitchn
The holidays have finally arrived! Whether that means gathering with your family or finally taking a well deserved break from work, this time of the year calls for celebration. Cocktails are a classic way to unwind, especially through the stresses of holidays. We personally love the recipes from Driscoll’s, which can be found here.
Although this recipe is traditionally popular for the summertime, if you are in the mood for something to really warm you up, try the Gold Rush:
Ingredients
3 tablespoons honey2 tablespoons boiling water1/2 cup (4 ounces) bourbon 1 1/2 lemons, juiced, about 4 tablespoons
Instructions
Pour honey into a small jar or mixing bowl. Pour in the boiling water and whisk vigorously until they form a thin syrup. Whisk in the bourbon and lemon juice. Mixture can be refrigerated until ready to serve.
To serve, shake vigorously with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain over a big ice cube in a rocks glass.
Recipe courtesy of thekitchn
The holidays have finally arrived! Whether that means gathering with your family or finally taking a well deserved break from work, this time of the year calls for celebration. Cocktails are a classic way to unwind, especially through the stresses of holidays. We personally love the recipes from Driscoll’s, which can be found here.
Although this recipe is traditionally popular for the summertime, if you are in the mood for something to really warm you up, try the Gold Rush:
Ingredients
3 tablespoons honey2 tablespoons boiling water1/2 cup (4 ounces) bourbon 1 1/2 lemons, juiced, about 4 tablespoons
Instructions
Pour honey into a small jar or mixing bowl. Pour in the boiling water and whisk vigorously until they form a thin syrup. Whisk in the bourbon and lemon juice. Mixture can be refrigerated until ready to serve.
To serve, shake vigorously with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain over a big ice cube in a rocks glass.
Recipe courtesy of thekitchn
The holidays have finally arrived! Whether that means gathering with your family or finally taking a well deserved break from work, this time of the year calls for celebration. Cocktails are a classic way to unwind, especially through the stresses of holidays. We personally love the recipes from Driscoll’s, which can be found here.
Although this recipe is traditionally popular for the summertime, if you are in the mood for something to really warm you up, try the Gold Rush:
Ingredients
3 tablespoons honey2 tablespoons boiling water1/2 cup (4 ounces) bourbon 1 1/2 lemons, juiced, about 4 tablespoons
Instructions
Pour honey into a small jar or mixing bowl. Pour in the boiling water and whisk vigorously until they form a thin syrup. Whisk in the bourbon and lemon juice. Mixture can be refrigerated until ready to serve.
To serve, shake vigorously with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain over a big ice cube in a rocks glass.
Recipe courtesy of thekitchn

The holidays have finally arrived! Whether that means gathering with your family or finally taking a well deserved break from work, this time of the year calls for celebration. Cocktails are a classic way to unwind, especially through the stresses of holidays. We personally love the recipes from Driscoll’s, which can be found here.

Although this recipe is traditionally popular for the summertime, if you are in the mood for something to really warm you up, try the Gold Rush:

Ingredients

3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons boiling water
1/2 cup (4 ounces) bourbon 
1 1/2 lemons, juiced, about 4 tablespoons

Instructions

Pour honey into a small jar or mixing bowl. Pour in the boiling water and whisk vigorously until they form a thin syrup. Whisk in the bourbon and lemon juice. Mixture can be refrigerated until ready to serve.

To serve, shake vigorously with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain over a big ice cube in a rocks glass.

Recipe courtesy of thekitchn

Everybody check your inboxes, new promos are in! Although peach season has technically passed, we are still sampling these simple sweet and savory recipes. Peaches can be used in a variety of dishes, ranging from the classic desserts and cocktails to the more refined palettes on an appetizer plate. Try sampling the fruit with a variety of nuts, cheeses, and crackers with honey to compliment this sweet treat. 
Everybody check your inboxes, new promos are in! Although peach season has technically passed, we are still sampling these simple sweet and savory recipes. Peaches can be used in a variety of dishes, ranging from the classic desserts and cocktails to the more refined palettes on an appetizer plate. Try sampling the fruit with a variety of nuts, cheeses, and crackers with honey to compliment this sweet treat. 
Everybody check your inboxes, new promos are in! Although peach season has technically passed, we are still sampling these simple sweet and savory recipes. Peaches can be used in a variety of dishes, ranging from the classic desserts and cocktails to the more refined palettes on an appetizer plate. Try sampling the fruit with a variety of nuts, cheeses, and crackers with honey to compliment this sweet treat. 
Everybody check your inboxes, new promos are in! Although peach season has technically passed, we are still sampling these simple sweet and savory recipes. Peaches can be used in a variety of dishes, ranging from the classic desserts and cocktails to the more refined palettes on an appetizer plate. Try sampling the fruit with a variety of nuts, cheeses, and crackers with honey to compliment this sweet treat. 

Everybody check your inboxes, new promos are in! Although peach season has technically passed, we are still sampling these simple sweet and savory recipes. Peaches can be used in a variety of dishes, ranging from the classic desserts and cocktails to the more refined palettes on an appetizer plate. Try sampling the fruit with a variety of nuts, cheeses, and crackers with honey to compliment this sweet treat.