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Sometimes when we're putting an issue together, great stuff gets left on the cutting room floor — just like in the movies. And as much as I might like them, some photos just don't make it into the magazine story.

That was the case with these photos below that I worked on with our food editor Eric Vellend, food stylist Sasha Seymour, and photographer Michael Graydon. These three were probably my favourite from the photo shoot, so it was especially hard to see them go, but it's fun to share them with you now.

The first is a lovely photo of Eric's silken tofu dish. I love the graphic blue-green art in the background. The gorgeous bowls are from a Toronto ceramist called Clayshapes. If you can believe it, the surface those bowls are setting on is an old-school locker!

This second photo features another bowl from Clayshapes. I love the painterly colouring on it. We shot this as a possible opening page to the food section. Gosh, those eggs are beautiful.

This supermodel is actually Eric, wearing my husband's bow tie!

Pick up our January 2013 issue to see which photos did make the cut.

See our Asian-Inspired Dishes if this blog post made your mouth water.

Photo credits:
1-3. House & Home January 2013 issue, photography by Michael Graydon


Stacey Smithers

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