speaking of glorious food…
Posted in amsterdam, food, recent work September 11th, 2008 by piablog


It’s with absolutely pleasure that I am able to show you a sneak peek of Holland’s hottest new magazine called Maria, out on shelves now. Inside it, you will find a story on how to use this season’s fruits, produced by Dutch food stylist sensation & restaurateur, Yvette Van Boven, photographed by Jeroen Van Der Spek, and styled by me, Pia Jane Bijkerk. Notice how nicely my last name fits in here – I feel like goldilocks, having found the porridge that suits her just right. Yes, as a part-Dutchie, I’m as proud as punch…


And do you remember me mentioning the other day how I am drawn to recipe writer’s who are pastry chefs, like our (blog)house guest chef Aran? Well Ms Yvette is one of them too – a pastry chef by trade, her culinary creations continue to inspire and amaze me every time we work together. I will be telling you lots more about Yvette soon, but for now, these…


Yep, that fig tart was to-die-for – I devoured that slice right after we shot it. And it was super fun filling the cupboard with all those jars. Don’t you love that cupboard? I will tell you where I got it from in a post to come – its my little shopping secret that I can’t wait to take you through on a personal, exclusive tour. But for now, these…


Yvette baked all these different little shortbread-like twists, twirls and shapes to choose for the pear and vanilla marscapone recipe, and we selected this one you see, it just sat so beautifully with the pear that it seemed meant to be.


I had such a blast working on this story, and I look forward to showing you more of my work with Jeroen and Yvette in the future. Thanks Maria!

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  1. theprojectivist says

    oh what lovely images!
    talk about perks – that tart does look scrumptious.

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  2. sofia says

    uhhmm that looks delicious and that fig tart oh my 🙂 Congratulations Pia you did a wonderful job everything is so gorgeous.

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  3. Mary-Laure says

    Beautiful work, Pia.
    The colors, textures and volumes are wonderful.

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  4. nadia says

    beautiful pia, congratulation on another wonderful project!

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  5. Aran says

    beautiful photos once again!

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  6. Yoli says

    Pia this is gorgeous, your work as always flawless. You have just made me so incredibly hungry. Oh how I wish I could place that slice in my mouth!

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  7. Tartelette says

    Beautiful work Pia! How I wish you could help me style some of my pictures for the cookbook….I’d pay you in macarons or mousse 🙂

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  8. So Lovely says

    Is the magazine just about cooking ? Or are there other sections. It looks amazing. Thank you.

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  9. pia says

    So Lovely – it is a lifestyle magazine, full of different things from beauty to fashion, design products and articles about people, as well as food. I’m so glad you like the images, thank you!

    Tartelette, mmmmiam – I’ll take mousse thanks!! Oh how I’d love to style your beautiful food too.

    Yoli – you’re back! I’ve missed your beautiful comments here on the blog! Thanks for stopping by, sorry for making you hungry 🙂

    And thank you Aran, Nadia, Mary-Laure, Sofia and The Projectivist! Your compliments mean the world to me.


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  10. josephine says

    the pear + marscapone shot looks divine, almost too pretty to eat! i love the shot of all the jars in the cupboard, too.

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  11. Danielle says

    oh how pretty the images are! it’s a shame i cannot understand the text, although who am I kidding, its not like i ever ACTUALLY make the recipes. I’d much rather just look at the well-styled versions made by the pro’s.

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  12. stacy says

    These photos are fantastic. And they make me hungry.

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  13. nyla says


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  14. dwellings and decor says

    I love the deep fuchsia purples with the white backdrop. So pretty and refreshing.

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  15. So Lovely says

    Oh great – thanks Pia. Now I just need to become fluent in Dutch.

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  16. Jill says

    Gorgeous, Pia! Your work is amazing!! I’m so impressed 🙂

    September 12th, 2008 | #

  17. mollie says

    wow, so lovely! congrats!

    September 13th, 2008 | #

  18. maryam in marrakech says

    all so enticing:)

    September 16th, 2008 | #

  19. Femke says

    Hi Pia, I love your blog! You make amazing pictures and I bought the Maria just to take a closer look at the wonderful images you created !!! They make me hungry!

    September 25th, 2008 | #

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