The Cook Who Knew Nothing | A Gluten-Free Food Blog

A Gluten-Free Food Blog

These gluten-free recipes & experiences are simmered, styled & shot by a curious food photographer dedicated to sharing explorations with other culinary-curious minds. See my commercial photography portfolio for more examples of my work.

Professional Food Photography Feature: Westfield Sydney’s Food Is Fashion Campaign Official Launch

Photography by Tanya Zouev, food styling by Janet Mitchell. Last night was the official launch of Westfield Sydney’s amazing Food Is Fashion campaign, which took place at The Cloudy Bay Fish Co. restaurant on Level 5 of Westfield Sydney. A dazzling evening of fine wine and beautiful canapés where actual miniature versions of the food … Continue reading Professional Food Photography Feature: Westfield Sydney’s Food Is Fashion Campaign Official Launch

Professional Food Photography Feature: A Shoot For Westfield Sydney’s Food Is Fashion campaign

Photography by Tanya Zouev, food styling by Janet Mitchell. In my twenty-something year career as a photographer I have shot many people, and a lot of food. I don’t often get the opportunity to combine the two, however this month I was very excited to have been commissioned to shoot a campaign for Westfield Sydney … Continue reading Professional Food Photography Feature: A Shoot For Westfield Sydney’s Food Is Fashion campaign

Garlicky Marinated Soft Fetta With Herbs & Chilli

Recipe by Julia Zouev. Photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. One of my favourite things in life is cheese. I once had a go at being vegan, but I only lasted a month. I didn’t miss the meat as much as I thought I would, however I definitely missed the cheese. I even tried some … Continue reading Garlicky Marinated Soft Fetta With Herbs & Chilli

Grilled Chermoula Spatchcock & a Radish and Cucumber Tabouleh with a Baharat Pomegranate Dressing

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. I really do feel very fortunate that I am able to combine my two greatest loves: photography and food, with making a living. I have always considered myself incredibly lucky that I can do what I enjoy the most, and get paid for it. Aside from a handful of … Continue reading Grilled Chermoula Spatchcock & a Radish and Cucumber Tabouleh with a Baharat Pomegranate Dressing

Banana Porridge with Rosewater & Dates and a Quince Rhubarb Compote

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. I’m one of those annoying people who can’t help but enter the water at the beach or swimming pool painfully slowly. It’s a well known fact amongst those who know me that I hate feeling cold and I’m not particularly fond of winter. I loathe holidays in cold places, … Continue reading Banana Porridge with Rosewater & Dates and a Quince Rhubarb Compote

Incredibly Moreish Cheesy Pastry Straws (Gluten-Free)

Recipe by Julia Zouev. Photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. When it comes to food, my ex-husband (yes, unfortunately I have one of those tucked away) used to call my mother Julia the Human Photocopier. We would take her out to to a café or restaurant, she would sample something new, then come home and … Continue reading Incredibly Moreish Cheesy Pastry Straws (Gluten-Free)

Professional Food Photography Feature: A Shoot For Game Farm Poultry

Photography by Tanya Zouev, food styling by Janet Mitchell, recipes and food preparation by Grace Campbell. The objective was to achieve images that would represent Game Farm’s brand new line of boned spatchcocks in a creative style that would appeal to the gourmet home cook. The resulting photographs illustrate use of world cuisine in conjunction … Continue reading Professional Food Photography Feature: A Shoot For Game Farm Poultry

Spiced Orange, Almond & Coconut Cake with a Sticky Jaggery Syrup (Gluten-Free)

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. Cake: “a sweet, baked, breadlike food, made with or without shortening, usually containing flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, eggs, and liquid flavouring.” Cakes are synonymous with weddings, anniversaries and other major life milestone celebrations, and a birthday just isn’t complete without a birthday cake. (Just try throwing a birthday … Continue reading Spiced Orange, Almond & Coconut Cake with a Sticky Jaggery Syrup (Gluten-Free)

A Beef Curry For World Environment Day 2013 with a Think Eat Save Sentiment

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. Let me tell you something about me, deprivation and I really don’t get along. In my never-ending quest to eat well whilst being mindful of both the environment and my budget, I am constantly devising new ways of cooking so I don’t feel as though I’m missing out on … Continue reading A Beef Curry For World Environment Day 2013 with a Think Eat Save Sentiment

A Medley Of Martinis & How They Came To Be

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. I have a thing for cocktails, like a big thing. But they must contain alcohol because a “mocktail” is like a summer without sun: simply not fun (for me anyway). I love drinking cocktails, but as I am a bona-fide lightweight when it comes to booze, I can never … Continue reading A Medley Of Martinis & How They Came To Be