Nation's Restaurant News Hearts Chef's Widow *Updated

and the Chef:

A few months back I was given a Nikon D3000 to test out at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival.  Little did I know that in just 3 short months, one of my photo's would end up in a national magazine (see above).  Nation's Restaurant News is a food service publication that profiled the Chef.  When I opened the new issue I was flabbergasted to see that a photo I took of the Chef at Food & Wine's Best New Chefs was used as the main picture in a full page article.  Squee!!!  I then promptly died after I read the article and saw this little 'ol blog mentioned.  Booyah!!!

Published writer.  Published Photographer.  Watch out, book deal, I'm coming for ya!!!!

Here is the original that has easily become my favorite photograph of the Chef:

Happy Friday friends.  If you are in the CLE make sure to check out the Asian Festival tomorrow!

****UPDATE: after I wrote this, a reader let me know that my photo was also being used in an article at Inc. about business tips from Top Chefs.   What a week!