To be able to work with people who love what they do is why we always feel so lucky to be doing what we do. Being able to photograph and film someone immersed in their work is truly inspiring. Chef Charles Phan is the perfect example of dedication, passion and love of one’s craft. So when Ten Speed Press asked us to travel to San Francisco to film the video promo for Charles’s latest cookbook, Vietnamese Home Cooking, we were especially excited to accept the project.

Chef Charles Phan of The Slanted Door restaurant has a cookbook coming out this Summer called, Vietnamese Home Cooking. In his gorgeous cookbook, he shares tips, techniques and recipes for the home cook to make a wonderful Vietnamese meal for family and friends. We haven’t seen the final cookbook yet, but after tasting one of the dishes, this cookbook is sure to be approachable and encouraging for even the newest of cooks who want to learn Vietnamese home cooking.

Here is the video that we produced for Ten Speed Press and Charles Phan. It was a joy to be able to film Charles cooking alongside his 3 children in the kitchen. Moments like these when families get together to cook and eat together makes us love our job even more.

Hope you enjoy  his story.


diane and todd

The Recipe Club shared some fun behind the scenes from the shoot on their blog, including this one of us. Photo Credit: The Recipe Club.