At work on the photoshoot for my book, Field Guide to Cookies. Photo courtesy of Steve Legato.
I am available for freelance work as a food writer, stylist, and photographer. Please contact me at anita [at] dessertfirstgirl [dot] com.
Pear and Almond Frangipane Tart for Style at Home feature, December 2013
Singing Dog Vanilla, Noisette Pastry Kitchen profile, Spring 2013; Barrani Pastry Arts profile, Summer 2013
Cake & Whiskey – the Sweet column, Spring 2013, Summer 2013
Driscoll’s Berries – Valentine’s Day post and recipe, February 2013
Pieography: Where Pie Meets Biography – recipe contributor, February 2013
Edible East Bay – O Cookie Beloved, feature article, Summer 2010
Two articles on Charles Chocolates and Bittersweet Chocolate Cafe in The Chocolate Guide, published by TCB Cafe Publishing in December 2007.
Baking911 – Feature columnist in monthly Baking911 newsletter.
Edible East Bay – Charles and the Chocolate Factory, feature article, Fall 2007
Edible East Bay – A Day in a Life Full of Chocolate, feature article and cover photo, Winter 2007
Interviews and Profiles:
Spoonful, S’Mores Recipes, March 2013
Huffington Post, Coffee Cake Recipes, March 2013
Huffington Post, Goji Berry Recipes, October 2012
The Foodie Bugle, Interview July 2012
BlogHer Food, Featured Speaker on Food Photography Trends, April 2012
Poor Taste Magazine, Food Blogger of the Month February 2012
Ming Pao Gourmet, Interview, July 2011
Berkeley Forefront, The Science of Sweet, December 2009
Wasabimon – Food Blogger Profile, November 2009
C&H SweetTalk – Sweet Season article, Fall 2009 newsletter
Domino Sugar – Profiled in September 2009 newsletter
Berkeley Innovations, A Recipe for Success, February 2009
Sunset Magazine – Sweet Tooth Heaven , February 2009 issue
Asia Society – One Smart Cookie, December 31, 2008
New York Times – Butter Holds the Secret to Cookies that Sing, December 16, 2008
C&H SweetTalk – Profiled in summer 2007 newsletter.
Reviews of Field Guide to Cookies and Field Guide to Candy:
San Francisco Bay Guardian reviews Field Guide to Candy, April 5, 2010
Field Guide to Candy in the Chicago Tribune, October 21, 2009
Field Guide to Candy in USA Today, October 1, 2009
Field Guide to Candy in LA Times, October 2009
Field Guide to Candy featured on Epicurious, December 2009
NYTimes Diners’ Journal reviews Field Guide to Cookies, December 3, 2008
7×7 Bits and Bites Blog reviews Field Guide to Cookies, December 2, 2008.
McClatchy Washington Bureau reviews Field Guide to Cookies, October 16, 2008
Slashfood – Field Guide to Cookies is the Cookbook of the Day, October 10, 2008
Baking Bites reviews Field Guide to Cookies, October 6, 2008
Awards and Other Mentions:
April 10, 2010
Saveur‘s First Annual Best Food Blog Awards – Nominated in Best Baking and Desserts Category, March 2010
Top 50 Best Chefs on Twitter, March 2010
blogs.com – Guest Top Ten List, Top 10 Dessert Blogs, August 2009
ring-a-lings – Recap of my Cupcake Class at Tante Marie’s Cooking School, April 2009
Chow – Baking Instructional Videos, December 2008
Delish – Best of the Food Blogs, Sep tember 15, 2008
Hugging the Coast – 20 Blogs Guaranteed to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, August 19, 2008
Tante Marie’s Cooking School – Article Want to Go to Pastry School? featured in July 2008 newsletter, along with recipe for Almond Apricot Tarts
Photo shoot for private client, May 2008.
Washington Post article on food blogs, featured blog, April 2, 2008
Desserts Magazine – Chocolate Vietnamese Coffee Tart, article in Issue #1 February 2008
Typepad Featured Blog, February 9, 2008
Culinate – Top Ten FInalist in Death by Chocolate contest February 2008. Invited to participate in Death by Chocolate Festival at Napa.
Part of judging panel for Nordicware’s Annual Bundt Cake Contest, October 2007
First place overall, Does My Blog Look Good in This, October 2007
Schmap Travel Guides – Food photos selected for Schmap Paris Guide.
Second place in Edibility, Third place Overall, Does My Blog Look Good in This, June 2007
Food and Wine – Honorable Mention in Food Photography Contest, October 7, 2006
First place in originality, Does My Blog Look Good in This, October 2006
First place, Does My Blog Look Good in This, September 2006
Chow Food Media Blog – How to Make a Pastry Chef Happy September 26, 2006
KQED Bay Area Bites – Featured Post September 19, 2006
Slashfood – Featured Post July 3, 2006, August 28, 2006, September 12, 2006, October 10, 2006, October 27, 2006, December 27, 2006, February 11, 2008
Food and Wine – Top Five Posts in the Food and Wine Blogosphere, Week of July 31, 2006
Typepad Featured Blog, July 29, 2006
Taste TV Featured Blog
Gothamist – Article on strawberries, June 21, 2006
SFist – Food Blog Round-Up July 10, 2006; May 29, 2006; May 22, 2006; May 15, 2006; September 11, 2006; September 25, 2006; October 2, 2006; October 16, 2006