Behind the Scenes
Our feature photo shoots often happen outside normal business hours. One Saturday in June, Taste contributor Mikael Blido, photographer RJ Goodwin and editor Shelley Basinger started their day off at 8 a.m. at the Forest Farmer’s Market.
After getting a few shots of Mikael’s local buys, they headed to his home where a few more items were gathered from “Mikael’s Garden”—as it is very clearly named—before heading inside to start prepping the meal.
It can be difficult to cook while also posing for photographs, so Mikael’s wife Traci stepped in from time to time to monitor the ingredients on the stove.
Many thanks to Mikael for going the extra mile with his recipes and opening his home kitchen to our team.
See what he whipped up in “Think Outside the (Mail Order) Box” starting on page 90!