Cinco de Blizzard

By Libbie Summers
Featuring: Nancy Wall Hopkins, Con Poulos, Sarah Cave, Danielle Draudt and Pati Jinich

The stunner of a food centric May issue of Better Homes and Gardens is on the stands and just in time to make the DElish Pork Carnitas and Grilled Pineapple Margaritas (with jalapeno thank you) from Pati Jinich’s new book, Mexican Today, for a Cinco de Mayo party to remember.

I was honored to do the food styling, carnitas eating and drink testing for this sunny celebration…funny thing is…it wasn’t sunny…this all happened in a blizzard. Yep, while NYC was shut down, this team of 7 put together a May feast that Frida and Diego would have been proud of.
•A taste of the final story…
Better Homes and Gardens May Issue Carnitas
•Behind the Scenes.
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•What was happening outside the sunny windows of the studio.
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The Team…after.
Better Homes and Gardens May Issue
Front Row (L-R):
Danielle Droudt: My uber chic food stylist assistant for the shoot
Me…always laughing with Nancy who at this moment is making fun of my Bieber pants
Nancy Wall Hopkins: Better Homes and Gardens Sr. Deputy Food and Entertaining Editor/Producer with a wicked sense of humor and fly dress code.
Con Poulos: The Coolest of Cool Photographer
Sarah Cave: Crazy Talented Prop Stylist AND Babe for Bernie

Good Times.

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