1. I knew this class was happening and I wish I could attend as well. I was first introduced to Penny de Los Santos when she appeared in TED talks. Since then I have been a “belieber” myself. How lucky you are to have learned from her…
    Thank you for sharing your experience.
    I have never heard of calcots before, but they look really good, especially with pork rinds. Well done, as usual.

    • Pang

      Thank you SO MUCH for your kind words, Aysegul. So glad you like my asian version 😀

      Penny is awesome, and she said she was going to have a workshop every year, so maybe we can see each other at her workshop next year 🙂 xoxo

  2. Wow, that must have been an amazing workshop. Wish I could have attended too! Love your shots of NYC and calcots.
    I’m starting an apprenticeship next month with a food photographer/stylist based in Brooklyn. Hoping to soak up as much information as possible. Agree, so much to learn.

    • Pang

      It was an amazing workshop, you are right, Linda. Penny said she was going to have a workshop every year, so maybe we can see each other next year at her workshop, yes? 🙂

      Will you blog about your apprenticeship? I would love to read about it. Good Luck with your apprenticeship. You are awesome to begin with, I can’t wait to see your photos once you learn more from the pro. 🙂

  3. These calcots look incredible!!! And AHH YOU WERE HERE! I thought the city seemed brighter last week… 😉 You got such gorgeous shots of NY!! So, so amazing to see it through your eyes — your photos are spectacular, so evocative. I actually just went to Colicchio & Sons for the first time a few nights ago!! I wish it’d been last week instead so we could have bumped into each other 😉 drat!! Hope you had the loveliest time here, Pang!

    • Pang

      I was thinking of contacting you, my lovely friend. I would love love love to see you this time around, but I was really pressed with time. I promise I will reach out to you when I visit NYC next time. Too bad, we couldn’t bump into each other at the restaurant; I would have been so happy if that happened.

      Thank you so much for all your sweet words, as always, Cynthia. I feel so lucky to have you ‘here,’ always. xoxo

  4. For a short trip you accomplished so much. Lovely photos of the city too!

    • Pang

      Thank you SO MUCH, Hilda 🙂
      So glad you are ‘here,’ as always.

  5. Your blog is wonderful. Wonderful photos too.
    I also love fresh products from the farms. I have the chance to live “à la campagne”. So I find fresh vegetables every day.
    Sorry for my English.

    • Pang

      How lucky are you to shop at farmers market every single day!!!! I would love to see ‘your’ market sometime, and I imagine it must be awesome. 🙂

      Thank you so much for your kind words. So happy you stopped by. 🙂

      P.S. Don’t even worry about your English. Who am I to judge; English is my second language, too. 😀

  6. I’m happy you could attend this photo workshop! I’m going to one in June for two days and can’t wait!! It’s so exciting isn’t it? All these pictures you still have to take, and all those already behind you. We know it’s a very competitive environment but still the only thing you can do is keep trying and learning as much as you can 🙂 I’m so happy for you Pang xx

    • Pang

      I can’t wait to read about your workshop in June, Marta. You are right it’s a very competitive environment, though I believe that we don’t need to harm other in order to get ‘there,’ alone. I would rather get ‘there’ with friends sharing knowledge along the way (like us), so we can both do what we love. I am thankful to have you as my friend, Marta, and I am happy for you as well 🙂

  7. Your bruschetta looks so delicious! Of course I googled Calçot straight away 🙂 They have a festival celebrating it in Catalania….I love festivals celebrating food. Thanks for sharing with us snippets from your NYC trip, loving your retro style photos! I cannot imagine how amazing that workshop has been. XO

    • Pang

      Thank you SO MUCH for your kind words, Oana. I am glad you enjoy the post. 🙂

  8. I really enjoined reading this post – your words are creative and lovely as much as your photos (of bruschetta and the city as well).
    And the recipe itself must be put to test soon 😉

    • Pang

      So happy you like the post, Jasmin. Thank you SO MUCH.
      Hope you like it once you make it. 🙂

  9. Your photographs are already beautiful and thoroughly professional! Who knows someday you will have your own workshops:-) A trip to New York that too so many brilliant people under one roof sounds like a dream experience. Loved reading about it. And of course the bruschetta is such a fresh and unique recipe. The colors alone make me excited!

    • Pang

      That is so sweet of you to say that, Sonali. I am floored by your kind words 🙂
      Thank you SOOOO MUCH.

  10. Wow, how exciting that must have been to be able to attend a Penny de Los Santo workshop!!! Not to mention all the other great talent! Amazing!!! It would be hard to be there for such a short time I’m sure! I love how your city photos look vintage and I always love to see food photography workshop photos! Thanks for that!
    As for the calcot, I have never heard of them but will be looking for them at my farmers market. Love to try new veggies! Beautiful food photography too : D

    • Pang

      You are always so sweet. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, Steph. Hope you find calcot at your farmers market soon xoxo

  11. I never get bored from reading your posts either, Pang! You always inspire me with the unique ingredients you pick up and the creative ways you prepare them! I’ve never thought to put bruschetta on a pork rind before ,but why am I not doing that already?!

    • Pang

      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Sarah. Your comment makes me want to drive to east bay right now, and give you a huge hugs 🙂

  12. Ann

    How nice!! It’s superb to see your New York trip and workshop experience. Everything you’ve presented here is absolutely charming. I love the story of the workshop you attended. I’ve never been through any workshops and I believe I never will, so reading your story here is so enjoyable to me :)))

  13. My first time here. Beautiful photographs, recipes and writing. I know I’ll be back..

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