Monday, September 20, 2021

Wildroot Cream Oil, one of the tools of the food styling trade


Finally, she wrote the book on the subject. “Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food for the Camera,” published in 2010, is more than 400 pages long, a kind of “Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management” for the profession. In it she talked about the tools of the trade — the syringes, atomizers, tweezers, Elmer’s glue (to affix sesame seeds to hamburger buns), Wildroot hair oil (to substitute for milk in cereal shoots), fishing line, emery boards (for smoothing the rough edges of cookies) and mortician’s wax (to keep berries from rolling off a plate), not to mention the usual batterie de cuisine required on a food set.  [emphasis added]


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