Hi Live Like You readers, I’m Kersti Bowser.
I’m so happy to kick off as the first LiveLikeYou contributor and share my experiences in the wonderful world of food! I know you all love design, but hopefully some of you might love food just as much as I do.
Once upon a time, I had the dream job of traveling the world over. Having my picture taken, meeting interesting people…being the center of attention. Elle Magazine changed my eye color and put me on the cover. I was validated by Revlon as ”One of the most beautiful women in the world “ …at least for a New York minute.
I was considered a successful cover model back in the day, during the 1980’s and 90’s. My opportunities were unheard-of for a young person back then. I had my slice of the pie. The world certainly was my Oyster.
Pie? Oyster? Yum!
Old Fashioned Apple Pie, Food, Props and Photo by Kersti Bowser
Eureka! That’s exactly what was missing from my life then. I could eat barely a stitch of food for my career would be in jeopardy (god bless us girls).
Can’t Resist Chocolate Chip Cookies, Food, Props and Photo by Kersti Bowser
My attention was not on Haute Couture but was on the Culinary Arts.
Simply stated FOOD. Glorious food. Not from deprivation mind you, but for the history of it. Where a particular ingredient was indigenous to. The method and root behind a dish. Who made it and why? What made a family’s secret recipe so sacred? How did grandmother make a feast out of meager means?
Italian Rustic catered event by Gourmet Butterfly Media/Kersti Bowser
When I traveled to locations far across the world…my goal wasn’t hitting the shopping centers for fashion but hitting the local streets to see what kinds of crazy foods were out there.
Egg white omelet by health guru to the stars David Kirsch. Food, Prop styling and photo by Kersti Bowser
To combine food with media elements are a home away from home for me.
I now have the dream job of traveling the world over, taking pictures of food, meeting amazingly talented Chefs.
And having the world revolve around….
Three-Bean Salad with Grilled Chicken for David Kirsch’s cookbook promotion.
….a perfectly placed bean!
I look forward to sharing my adventures, and fantastic recipes from some of my favorite chefs…stay tuned!
Have a nice weekend!