Writing and reading in the blog world, I’ve been fortunate enough to make some very special friends. I’ve met incredible talents and have been fortunate to work and collaborate with many. When I run through this list in my mind, one person stands out to me and that is Aran Goyoaga of the famed blog Cannelle et Vanille. I met Aran a few years back on email and was completely inspired by her self taught photography her lifestyle and her talent. When Aran taught her first Sunday Supper in NY I learned that in person Aran is also graceful, sweet and so very humble. Aran's incredible food styling and Photography as well as her journey towards a gluten free lifestyle have inspired many. And so I am thrilled to announce Aran’s October visit to the Studio. Aran will be teaching at our studio on October 13 + 14 2012.
Aran will be teaching a full day styling workshop on Saturday followed by a Sunday Supper (class + dinner) on Oct 14. Seats are very limited, and will go on sale Thursday July 12 at 11am EST promptly.
Saturday, October 13 :: A full day Styling + Photo Workshop with Aran Goyoaga (famed author of Cannille et Vanille) at our Sunday Supper loft.
The class will begin with a farmer’s market tour. Aran will walk you through the market and talk about produce and seasonality. You will shop with Aran and return to the studio to cook, style and shoot for the remainder of the day. In this workshop, you will learn about Aran's process from how to manipulate natural light, camera basics (such as what lenses to choose for each job, exposure, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and depth of field), composition, and her propping and food styling philosophy. You will get to watch Aran work through her process as well as practice under her guidance.
Details: One Day Styling Workshop 10am - 5pm
Cost $450 includes materials, produce at the market, lunch and a signed copy of Aran’s Book “Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family’s Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking” (Little, Brown & Co)
What to Bring: Your Camera (digital SLR preferred) Favorite lenses Battery A Notepad
**Optional items: Laptop USB cable to connect camera to laptop Card reader Tripod Any linens or favorite styling pieces you would like to use in your photos (some props will be provided)
Sunday Supper :: Oct 14
Aran will be teaching a Sunday Supper on October 14, 2012. Per her guidance a small group of students will prepare a 5-course meal using recipes from her new book. Class is followed by a seated dinner.
The Menu is:
roasted cauliflower soup dandelion green and almond pesto
savory tart Pear, Swiss chard and Gruyere
sea bass parsnip buttermilk cream and fennel vanilla sauce
pots de creme chocolate, hazelnut and fleur de sel
pistachio vanilla bean shortbread cookies
**This is a gluten free meal
Tickets will be on sale tomorrow at 11 am EST
Aran Goyoaga is the writer, stylist and photographer behind the award-winning blog Cannelle Et Vanille. Her blog was a finalist in the 2012 James Beard Awards.
Aran grew up in the Basque Country in Northern Spain in a family of professional pastry chefs and cooks. Her love of food began in her maternal grandparents’ pastry shop and in the fields of her paternal grandparents’ farm. She studied business and economics but soon realized that she belonged in the kitchen. She enrolled in culinaryschool and began working at the Ritz-Carlton where she honed her love for pastry. In 2010, after a bout of debilitating health issues, she was diagnosed with gluten intolerance and began living gluten-free.
Her first book “Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family’s Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking” (Little, Brown & Co) due to be released in October 2012. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Everyday Food, Whole Living, Coastal Living, In Style, CNN, Saveur, Miami Herald, Living Without, Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP, ELLE Sweden and more.
She is the mother of a 6-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl and works out of her South Florida home studio. She continues to be inspired by nature and what seasons have to offer.
All photos above by Aran Goyoaga