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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Sweet Potato Fries

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Don’t be afraid of deep frying! Even though the process can be messy, the flavor is undeniably delicious. Try the sweet potato recipe below!

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups peanut oil, for frying
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup club soda, cold
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2 by 1/4-inch fries
  • Directions
  • Heat the oil to 375 degrees F in a heavy-bottomed Dutch oven or deep fryer. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix the salt, garlic powder, paprika and sugar in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Whisk the cornstarch and club soda in a mixing bowl. In batches, dip the potatoes in the batter, allow any excess to drip off and hold on a wire rack. Repeat with rest of the potatoes.
  3. Fry half the potatoes, stirring occasionally until golden brown and crispy, 6 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with the seasoning and hold in the oven on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the last batch of potatoes.

Recipe courtesy of Food Network.

Interested in the health benefits of almonds? Try consuming them in the form of milk! Since almond milk has a sweeter and nuttier taste than regular milk (and does not necessarily need to be refrigerated), drinking this beverage is increasing in popularity. Almond milk is becoming widely more popular in coffeeshops across San Francisco, including Four Barel and Sightglass Coffee. Read more information in an article from Modern Luxury. Check out more almond facts courtesy of the Almond Board of California!
Interested in the health benefits of almonds? Try consuming them in the form of milk! Since almond milk has a sweeter and nuttier taste than regular milk (and does not necessarily need to be refrigerated), drinking this beverage is increasing in popularity. Almond milk is becoming widely more popular in coffeeshops across San Francisco, including Four Barel and Sightglass Coffee. Read more information in an article from Modern Luxury. Check out more almond facts courtesy of the Almond Board of California!

Interested in the health benefits of almonds? Try consuming them in the form of milk! Since almond milk has a sweeter and nuttier taste than regular milk (and does not necessarily need to be refrigerated), drinking this beverage is increasing in popularity. Almond milk is becoming widely more popular in coffeeshops across San Francisco, including Four Barel and Sightglass Coffee. Read more information in an article from Modern Luxury. Check out more almond facts courtesy of the Almond Board of California!

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Hot Spiced Cider with Calvados

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups apple cider or apple juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 30 whole cloves
  • 8 slices crystallized ginger, each about 1 inch in   diameter
  • 3/4 cup Calvados or other apple brandy

Directions:

In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves and crystallized ginger. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover partially and simmer gently for 30 minutes to blend the flavors.

Ladle the cider into warmed mugs or cups, adding some of the spices to each serving. Stir 2 Tbs. Calvados into each mug and serve immediately.
Serves 6.