Been here at CHOW.com for over a year and thought I had gone through some fairly elaborate photo shoots until now. It was only 5 photographs, but involved a group of 5 people who cooked, styled, shopped, propped, photographed, retouched, reimaged, and more for a week!
For a real behind-the-scenes look and a shocking revelation of just how small photo and movie sets can be, we put together some "outtakes" together:
One of the funnest parts was looking the food culture in the '60s and '70s and seeing if we could update or reinvent them while keeping the spirit of the dish, things like a glazed ham, soft dinner rolls, and casseroles. While a jello mold was not involved, there was definite discussion about it.