Behind the Scenes: Iron Chef

Designer and Photographer Stephanie Glaros takes you behind the scenes of the “Iron Chef” photo shoot.

  • An overview of the scene at Terry Brennan’s studio before our “Iron Chef” Confident Cook shoot.

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  • The Apple Tarte-Tatin cools on top of the stove, while onions sauté in the background.

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  • Terry changes the camera angle while Lydia adjusts the apples in the Apple Tarte-Tartin shot seen on page 50.

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  • Betsy plates the Apple Tarte-Tatin seen on page 50.

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  • Betsy checks her handiwork, while Lydia and Terry view images on-screen.

  • The Frittata Provençal cools on the stovetop.

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  • Brussels sprouts await inclusion in the Whole-Roasted Chicken recipe.

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  • Betsy (and her awesome apron) styling the plate of Corn Spoon Bread seen on page 49.

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  • The camera and lighting setup for the shot of Corn Spoon Bread seen on page 49.

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  • Betsy selects greens to accompany the Frittata Provençal seen on page 49.

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  • Betsy arranges the ingredients in our Sausage, Lentils, and Greens Skillet Meal.

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Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from our November edition of Confident Cook, featuring Betsy Nelson’s suggestions for cooking with cast-iron cookware. It was fun to see how photographer Terry Brennan utilized the beautiful natural light in his studio to highlight the texture and color of cast-iron. I hope my photos illustrate how much work goes into every single shot.

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