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    Smoke and Spice

    I think every photographer secretly hopes to have a book of their work at some point in their career. Thanks to well known New Mexican cookbook authors Cheryl and Bill Jamison, I had my first opportunity last year, creating all of the recipe, atmospheric and cover images for the 20th Anniversary edition of their James Beard award winning book, "Smoke and Spice." The Jamisons are noble royalty in the world of the smokin' arts, and it was an honor and a pleasure (and a delicious undertaking) to produce the images for the book. Added bonus - my dear friend and maestro chef/stylist Stacy Pearl was my comrade in arms.

    On a personal note, I had discovered this book nearly 5 years before, after meeting Cheryl for a shoot for Local Flavor magazine. We had just bought a smoker, and weren't having much luck. When I mentioned this, and Cheryl said she had a book on the subject, I went straight to the Santa Fe Cooking School to pick up a copy. We have smoked away countless weekends with this book over the years, and cherish our old dog earred, mop-stained copy.

    You can find the book here on Amazon (or better yet, buy it at your local bookstore!): Smoke and Spice.

    See more images from the book here on my site.