Food Photography Learning Resources
A listing of catering, cooking and photography books / online resources that I have read and consulted over the years. These books and resources are also used in many of my photography workshops and private training sessions.

Catering, Cooking and Recipe Books

Title Description Author(s) Publisher
Artists' Palate A  Collection of Artists' Recipes Eduard Ladan
Jean Doyle
Creda Press
Brunch Transform your weeken with these classic and creative dishes. Louise Pickford Ryland Peters & Small
Chef Photographic Portfolio / Compete Recipes Gordon Ramsey Quadrille Publishing
Cookery Course For Students In The Kitchen Sam Stern Quadrille Publishing
Cooking with Wine Cooking with Wine Robin McDougall The Cookery Book Club
English Seafood Cookery English Seafood Cooking and Recipes Rick Stein Penguin Books
Fish Dishes Every Fish Recipe Illustrated In Colour Clare Gordon-Smith Chancellor House
The Return of the Naked Chef 'This book's all about home cooking, it's nothing to do with restaurant food' Jamie Oliver
Michael Joseph
Penguin Books
Gordon Ramsey Makes it Easy Gordon Ramsey Makes it Easy Mark Sargeant
Helen Tillot
Quadrille Publishing
Indian Cookshelf An Ultimate Collection of Step-by-Step Recipes for Indian Dishes Shehzad Husain Parragom
MasterChef Kitchen Bible Classic Recipes, Essential Skills, Key Ingredients, All You Need To Cook  Your Best BBC DK
Menus for Special Occasions For Conventional, Microwave and Fan-Forced Ovens Margaret Kirkwood Tiger Books International
Only The Best The Art of Cooking with a Master Chef Michel Roux Quadrille Publishing
Pasta The Definite Illustrated Guide To The Art Of Making And Cooking Pasta Julia Della Croce DK
Quick Short Chicken Recipes Step-by-step Chicken Recipes Woolworths SA Wild Dog Press
Tastes of the Mediterranean Step-by-step Mediterranean Cooking Woolworths SA Wild Dog Press
The Art of Pasta Let's Make a Plate of Pasta Lucio Galletto
David Dale
Penguin Books
The Good Cook's Encyclopedia Over 1000 step-by-step technique photographs. Over 100 master recipes Richard Olney
Lewis Esson
Quadrille Publishing
The Politician's Cookbook Conversations with 25 South African politicians and 161 of their favourate recipes Linda Polonsky Faircape Books
The River Cafe Cook Book Italian cooking and a celebration og a great restaurant Rose Gray
Ruth Rogers
Ebury Press
Tydlose Treffers More than 100 South African Dishes and Recipes Ina Paarman  Struik
Italian Cooking The Complete Book of Italian Cooking Veronica Sperling Christine McFadden Parragon
Weskuskos Food from the South African West Coast Ina Paarman Struik
What's Cooking Vegetarian A Complete Step-By-Step Collection of Delicious Vegetarian Dishes Jenny Stacey Parragon

Food Photography and Lighting Books

Title Description Author(s) Publisher
Food Photography From Snapshots to Great Shots Nicole S. Young Pearson Education
Food Photography and Lighting A Commercial Photographer's Guide To Creating Irresistible Images Teri Cambell New Riders
Food Styling for Photographers A Guide to Creating Your Own Appetizing Art Linda Bellingham
Jean Ann Bybee
Focal Press
Light Right Learn How To Create Images, Set Up A Studio, and Launch Your Photography Career Joe Lavine
Brad Bartholomew
Peachpit Press
Lighting for Digital Photography From Snapshots to Great Shots Syl Arena Pearson Education
Macro Photography From Snapshots to Great Shots Rob Sheppard Pearson Education
Sketching Light An Illustrated Tour Of The Possibilities of Flash Joe McNally New Riders
Speedliter's Handbook Learning To Craft Light With Canon Speedlites Syl Arena Peachpit Press