11/08/2011

Spaghetti With Clams

I entered Giada de Laurentiis's Facebook photo contest last night! She is my favorite chef and I am so excited! The rules of the contest are simple:  She chose 50 of her recipes and the challenge is to make and photograph one of them. The photos that receive the most votes are reviewed by her and she picks the winners!

I picked Giada's Spaghetti With Clams. Why? It's one of my favorite Italian dishes, but I have never cooked it myself. I also thought the rustic look of the clams would photograph nicely. I knew I picked the right recipe when I shot this photo...


I took several photos of the finished dish, but I could only submit one photo. I feel like I took 100 photos! I was nervous! But I was able to narrow it down to these...





Up until last night, I had no idea which one I was going to choose. But I ultimately decided on this one...


It was just crisper and cleaner than the other photos. Giada is very "clean," so this photo just reminded me of something she might like.

Now about the recipe. SO GOOD! I was trying to hurry and take the photos before it got cold. I was a little late, but it was still good! It's so fresh and only took about 20 minutes to make. That includes prep time. I think it would make the perfect weeknight meal.

If you are on Facebook, I would love for you to help a girl out! Voting starts on Monday, November 14th, but you can leave comments on the Facebook page now if you like! Click here to view my entry!


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15 comments:

  1. Good luck Tiffany! Definitely magazine, cookbook material!!

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  2. I was afraid you would include it, there goes my diet!!!! How can I NOT make this! Your pictures are AMAZING and you are so deserving to win, could so see this in Bon Appetit!! Good luck and keep us posted....

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  3. Beautiful beautiful photographs ~ can you share with us what kind of camera you use? I'm in the market, and you know me, I love shooting food too, so would love your insight!

    Good luck to you! I will vote for sure!

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  4. Yum! That looks so good! Good luck with the voting.

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  5. ok I dont like clams in any form- but these photos totally make me want to eat them! They look amazing!!

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  6. Just heading out to market to get the ingredients..guess what I am making tonight? One look at your post and my son begged me to make this, one of his favorite dishes!! Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  7. I've recently acquired a taste for clams...this look sooooo good! And your pictures are so wonderful...I don't know how you get this effect at night!

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  8. I think I need to make this for dinner tonight! Fingers crossed for you to win. I will be sure to vote for you!

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  9. You've done a great job- fingers crossed for you! Looks delicious and i agree that the picture you went with seems the most "giada"!

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  10. This post is absolutely gorgeous! I love ordering spaghetti with clams in restaurants, but am always a bit intimidated by the thought of cooking them at home. Thanks for making it so accessible - can't wait to try!

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  11. wow good luck its looks delicious although ive never actually tried clams i love seafood. What a lovely blog you have by the way

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  12. Is it bad that it's 8:30 in the morning and I want to eat this for breakfast???

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  13. Absolutely stunning pictures!! That meal looks amazing good by the way...and I wish you the best of luck in the contest! xo

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  14. Hi Tiffany! I clicked on your blog after stumbling upon The Best of This Life (via In Honor of Design :) and just wanted to tell you that your photos are gorgeous! I love food photography and how you styled this recipe. Good luck!

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