amsterdam: it’s all about the dough
Posted in amsterdam, food, recent work November 4th, 2008 by piablog

I’m super pleased to be able to share with you another collaboration between myself (as stylist), recipe writer + food stylist Yvette van Boven, and photographer Jeroen van der Spek for the second issue of Maria magazine, on all good Dutch newsstands right now. The story called Goud in de mond (gold in the mouth/waking up full of energy), is a series of images + recipes using bread, grains and pulses. Yvette’s yummo recipes featured are irish sodabread, homemade granola, little nut and raisin loaves (seen above), focaccia and an oat, farro, pumpkin and mushroom salad (a personal favourite – it was delish!).

I had fun making a small tiled wall from gorgeous red tiles that I picked out specially for the shoot. The tiles are handmade in portugal and have such a vibrant and deep colour. We used the wall for the granola and sodabread shots (seen above and below).

We also had the treat of going to one of Amsterdam’s best kept bakery secrets called Hartog’s Bakkerij . We were there to photograph the loaf stacks (seen below), and it was awesome being right in the heart of this bustling bakery while all the bakers shuffled around us – mixing dough, sliding trays of sweet smelling speculaas across the shelves, and pulling out golden loaves from the huge ovens.

After shooting this story, it’s officially confirmed:

(Perhaps I am a little bit Dutch after all).

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Photographer: Maria Stijger

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  1. stephanie says

    yummy. now i want to have some homemade bread. delicious!

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  2. Chelsea says

    Oh. My. Goodness. Pia! I love the styling. It’s just gorgeous.

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  3. Shelby says

    Gorgeous shots! I can almost smell the fresh baked bread….

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  4. tempestdelfuego says

    I think I love bread just a little bit more now too! Lovely, lovely photos.

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  5. nadia says


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  6. aran says

    OMG pia! I am speechless! These are the photos I would love to shoot! I want that cutting board. Gorgeous!

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  7. sofia says

    and french too 😉

    Oh my, all of those breads, I LOVE BREAD a lot (and that’s one of my problems) but this is a dream for me. This photos are amazing Pia, the photo, the styling, the food…
    And of course those portuguese tiles are for something too 🙂 🙂

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  8. kosenrufu mama says

    loveley, lovely photos, i love bread!

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  9. Shannon Taylor says

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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  10. sherrieg says

    P, my mouth fell wide open. This is so very, very, gorgeous! How can I get my hands on that magazine from here in Canada? Thanks for sharing the beauty, and well done! 🙂

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  11. nikole says

    lovely these

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  12. Oliveaux says

    WOW!! So gorgeous…your photo’s are stunning. Amanda x

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  13. Emily says

    Absolutely mouth watering!!! My I say that bread is now my friend too.

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  14. josephine says

    awesome work! for some reason, i’m getting hungry now.

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  15. Jeska says

    Such warming images, lovely work.

    Now I want to stay home and bake.

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  16. Songy says

    I’m super hungry now.
    They look super!!!

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  17. fanny says

    this series of pictures is so inspiring. beautiful and comforting. xxx

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  18. Helen says

    They look so beautiful and delicious!

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  19. heidi says

    The tomato bread is GORGEOUS!!!

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  20. jennifer says

    really beautiful images pia!

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  21. Esti says

    I’m a bread eater, and this post’s made me very happy. What a great job!

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  22. nancy says

    lovely….great tiles….now i think i gained a few kilos. 🙂

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  23. Annie says

    Beautiful, yummy shots! You are a master :-).

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  24. shill says

    love love love this post!!! i could never say no to a good loaf of bread…great post 🙂

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  25. Jan says

    Great pictures! I’ve been there a couple of times, your pictures are better than real life.

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  26. Juste says

    wonderful photos, so cosy and warm!

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  27. tanja says

    Mmmmm, as we say in Holland. Have to check out that bakery very soon. Thanks for this lekkere post.

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