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Book Cover: A Feast of Ice & Fire

You know it is going to be a fun shoot when your preliminary notes say: “doves flying out of pie??”  I recently had the opportunity to work with Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer, authors of Inn at the Crossroads, as well as prop stylist Beth Wickwire, to create this cover for A Feast of Ice & Fire, the official Game of Thrones cookbook.  Chelsea and Sariann created all sorts of delicacies from the books for our shoot: Rack of Lamb and Herbs, Beef and Bacon Pie, Baked Apples, Cream Swans, stews, tarts, and my favorite – the lemon cakes!  The cookbook can be pre-ordered now and is out on May 29.

The wraparound book jacket gave us the space we needed to create the feast; here’s a look at how it came together:

After a lot of rearranging and working around where text would be placed, we ended up with this final image for the cover:


Thanks so much to Chelsea, Sariann, Beth, Joe, and David from Random House – great day, great team!


  • Lori Pedrick - So cool Kristin!ReplyCancel

  • cherryl hanson - The animation looks great! such a fun shoot!ReplyCancel

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  • Joe - Love that you put this together in a sequence. so cool!!! The cover looks great!!!ReplyCancel

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  • Evelin - Beautiful!! And you know what? Everything looks delicious but if I had to choose just one thing from that spread I would choose the pear… They look divine!ReplyCancel

  • Eric - I can’t tell what the entree is on the right, the one with the seven bones sticking up, filled with what looks like cranberries and surrounded by beets. Is that the Rack of Lamb?

    Also, what is the soup in the red bowl? It looks like either the cheese and onion pie or the cream of mushroom and snail soup, but I honestly can’t tell.ReplyCancel

    • Kristin - Hi Eric – yes, that is the Rack of Lamb surrounded by beets and filled with cranberries. You are also right about the cheese and onion pie in the red bowl.ReplyCancel

  • Briana Moore - These are stunning. I love moody food photography. Seriously, these are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Briana Moore - This is so perfectly moody. I would buy it just to stare at the photos. Also, I’m now dying for lamb with beets. Mmmmmm. Beets.ReplyCancel

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