Being a food-tographer, one of the many perks is being able to meet some of the culinary masters of our time. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Tyler Atwell of the Lafayette Bakery in New York. The Lafayette is a cafe and bakery which celebrates French cuisine by providing both traditional and contemporary takes on it. The place has a warm and welcoming atmosphere which matches the warm feeling that comes with eating the food. Both Atwell’s pastries and his stories were worth the visit, and I will be sure to come back soon!
It’s always a joy to see chefs give back to the culinary community, and I was lucky enough to be able to part of an event where they did just that! The De Gustibus Cooking School, a school that holds classes and culinary performances, visited The Pierre at the Taj Hotel for a lesson from one of the finest: Ashfer Biju. Executive Chef Biju and his team demonstrated and taught various techniques and skills for cooking anything ranging from fish to dessert. It was awesome to see the professionals and visitors bond over their common passion for the culinary arts.