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September 26th, 2013

eat/share/listen with Nathalie Redard

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For my latest eat/share/listen Q&A I chat with the talented Nathalie Redard who worked on the prop styling for my new book (making the dishes look so delightfully delicious). Here Nathalie shares some photos of her work on “My Little French Kitchen”, snapshots from her travels, and her favourite bits and bobs. You’ll find Nathalie on Instagram here @redardnathalie. Merci, Nathalie!

Some of Nathalie's beautiful props

Some of Nathalie’s beautiful props

A note from Nathalie about prop styling: Working on Rachel’s latest book was a beautiful collaboration with an amazing group of people. I felt like I was part of a band, with each musician bringing their own instruments and creating a new sound as a group. I wanted Rachel’s multicultural perspective of France to be reflected in the styling of this book. So I dived into France’s traditional kitchenware (sometimes borrowing from family collections in different regions) and mixed it up with contemporary design. Rachel’s vision could be felt in the contribution of every member of the group. We were, like Rachel, always exploring and tasting with simplicity beyond borders.

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(eat) my fail-safe dish… Fondu Franc Comtoise. It’s quick and easy to make – all you need is a good comté. It’s a very social dish and lots of fun.

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Nathalie’s fun styling in action

(eat) favourite restaurant/cafe/bar and why…

Tien Hiang 14 Rue Bichat, 75010, Paris. An Asiatic vegetarian restaurant, this place is really down-to-earth and the food is always surprising and delicious.

Restaurant Gyoza Bar 56 passage des Panoramas, 75002, Paris. A taste of Tokyo in Paris! Yummy!

Roberta’s 261 Moore Street, Brooklyn, NY. An incredible place, with its own organic garden, and amazing tasty pizza! You can have drinks outside (with good music), close to the garden. It’s great for lazy summer Sundays.

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More props

(share) can’t get through the day without… Listening to the French radio station FIP. And a big glass of water with fresh mint and lemon.

(share) recent inspiring find I’ve discovered online… AA13. An open space for design, architecture, graphism and photography.

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(listen) a tune I turn up on the radio… Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington’s ‘So Danco Samba’.

(listen) a quote that resonates with me… “If one says ‘red’ – the name of a colour – and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different.” – Josef Albers

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3 thoughts on “eat/share/listen with Nathalie Redard

  1. Congrats, Natalie! Seems like a dream job 🙂 I’m always curious about how prop stylist get started in the field–how did you get into this specific career? And Rachel, before I saw your show, I honestly never considered using vintage cookware, but somehow your show makes me want to use a battered enamel bowl, which is saying a lot for a squeamish gal like myself! Anyway, I LOVE women’s career posts, so thanks for sharing these. And I’m really looking forward to your new book! I was also wondering if you’ll ever do a book on Malaysian-Chinese food.

  2. Is it possible to find out more about the glass cups used in the My Little Paris Kitchen cookbook, page 256? They appear to be some type of rolled rim vintage glass and I’d love to know who made them and if possible where to find similar.

    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Kathy

      I’m not sure actually! The prop stylist for Little Paris Kitchen was Elodie Rambaud.

      You’d probably be best off contacting a local antiques or glassware shop to see if they can recommend anything similar. Hope that helps.

      Best wishes
      Rachel

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