Colorful and Whimsical Holiday Food Glow Up

My holiday food is typically homey, rustic, and usually in the “ugly delicious” category that most Eastern European Jewish foods tend to be. It’s yummy, but it’s generally brown and boring looking. Not anymore! Time to get a glow up, because we are not just chopped liver around here! Bring in the sparkle, whimsy, an absurd amount of dill, and naturally, some mannequin hands, because shoot planning gets ridiculous sometimes. How about a drink topped with lox, bread, and pickle? Or perhaps a totke: the love child of a potato latke and a tater tot? Freshen it all up with a cucumber and onion salad. So simple, yet so amazing! Wishing you some colorful and sparkly holiday wishes. 

This food and drink photography was shot and styled in my studio in New Jersey, in the New York City (NYC) metro area, in collaboration with food stylist Judi Orlick.

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