I recently discovered that the Los Angeles Times food section has a feature that they call “Our Recipes, Your Photo”. You send in a photo from a recipe that they had in the paper and that you prepared in your home kitchen. Each week the Times selects one of the photos and includes it in the Thursday food section. I checked out the site and saw that there are hundreds of photos that had been submitted. I knew that I had tried various recipes from the paper in the past, but had I taken photos of any of them?
Well after I had returned from my Panini Girl Cooks in Lucca Tour we had a reunion dinner for those of us (and our families) in southern California. I had seen a great article by Nancy Silverton (of La Brea Bread and now Pizzeria Mozza fame) on making authentic Italian focaccia. She traveled to Puglia and got into the kitchens with bakers making focaccia and discovered their secrets and then shared them in the article. I was thrilled and knew I would get in the kitchen and follow her advice. I’m happy to say that I had great success with the focaccia and had indeed taken photos!
Imagine my surprise when I was contacted by the Times and asked if they could use my photo in the paper. Of course I agreed and looked forward to seeing my photo in the food section at some point in the next few weeks. You’ll have to believe me when I tell you that I was featured this week. Unfortunately they don’t include this part of the food section in their on line edition and so I’m not sending you a link. The above photo is what I had submitted. I hadn’t even bought the paper that day and it wasn’t until I received an e mail from a friend that I knew my photo had been featured!