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figs - photography and styling by Mónica Pinto, her blog - Pratos e Travessas blogspot as seen on linenandlavender.net

These gorgeous images are from Pratos e Travessas - "food, photography and stories" by the multi-talented, Mónica Pinto. 


figs - photography and styling by Mónica Pinto, her blog - Pratos e Travessas blogspot as seen on linenandlavender.net


Based in Portugal, Mónica is the most recent addition to our 
~Around the World~ list, 
our ever-expanding collection of  amazingly creative people from all over the planet.  


queijo, photography and styling by Mónica Pinto, her blog - Pratos e Travessas blogspot as seen on linenandlavender.net




"I work in a studio in my house.  An independent room facing the garden and a very personal world filled with props and all sorts of things that inspire me and that are important for the development of my work...

fig jam photography and styling by Mónica Pinto, her blog - Pratos e Travessas blogspot as seen on linenandlavender.net

...Loose pieces that come together taking account of textures, colors and shapes, to create the perfect food photo.  A food photo that tells a story and evokes emotions in the beholder." —Mónica Pinto



Visit Mónica for more beautiful photography plus her 
fig jam recipe I can't wait to try.



all images (photography and styling) by Mónica Pinto, her blog:
Pratos e Travessas - Portugal
making pizza - photography and styling by Mónica Pinto, her blog - Pratos e Travessas blogspot as seen on linenandlavender.net

"My first source of inspiration is the food I grew up with.  Real food, satisfying and comforting.  There are several roots that sustain my kitchen and the portuguese one is undoubtedly the strongest of all.  So strong that it made me venture to recreate a true monument of eggs and sugar, the Fidalgo.  After that comes everything else.  My husband and my boys, the country, inspiring books, beautiful magazines, my kitchen garden.  And mainly the urge to eat!"  
Mónica Pinto, Pratos e Travessas - Portugal



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