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Sticky Toffee Pudding Style-Off, Day Two

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For the next two weeks, we're hosting our own Summer Food Fights on FOOD52 -- come play along! Big prizes await.

The Style-Off continues. This is Day Two of fighting a helplessly brown dessert into photo submission. Yesterday, Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks took the pudding on. Today: Sunday Suppers' Karen Mordechai steps up.


Yesterday, we declared war on Sticky Toffee Pudding, challenging some of the best food stylists we knew to wrangle the brown, shapeless dessert into something beautiful. Brave enough to take the first go was Heidi Swanson, who gracefully transformed the dull British dessert into a work of art, just like we hoped she would. She set the bar high -- but we still have three contestants to go. 



Next in the ring: Karen Mordechai. She’s an accomplished photographer and the creator of Sunday Suppers, cooking classes that operate out of a waterfront loft in Brooklyn. If you can imagine the sun-flooded, post-industrial loft where she works, you can imagine her aesthetic: perfectly lit, minimalist in the right ways, and with sharp, honed focus. In her words, she likes to “tell the story of a plate” when she shoots. We think she did just that, and more. 

Results, Day Two 

Be sure to check back on Monday -- remember that négligée we talked about? It makes its dessert debut bright and early, Monday morning. And don’t forget to take notes: you’ll be the judges for this event.