photos by Jackie Post
The key to good cooking is innovation. It’s important to go outside your comfort zone and try new things.
With necessity being the mother of invention, photographer Jackie Post is taking a Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention approach to cooking—finding what she can in her cupboards or around Hoboken and experimenting a bit, often times coming up with oddball compositions and unique presentations that sometimes push the envelope… but still just sort of work.
A recent example has her whipping up a batch of biscuits using refried beans, cheddar cheese, coconut milk and Hoboken Eddie’s Gourmet Mean Green Sauce. Pair that dish with her beer-boiled Mac & Cheese (once again calling on Hoboken Eddie’s for the jalapeño mustard), and you’ll start to wonder if Betty Crocker took the brown acid.
Yet the results look phenomenal, as Post is an independent freelance photo stylist with an expertise in still life and product styling, having had numerous group and solo exhibitions in NYC, Asbury Park, Frenchtown, San Francisco and of course, here in Hoboken.
Among her latest projects is The Mile Square Table—“Where a passion for spontaneous and experimental cooking collide with a camera, just off of Exit 14C.”