About: Chad


I’ve been alive for roughly 37 years now and have been shooting things for about 30 of them. When I was about 5 years old I had a slingshot. That worked out about as well as you can imagine. I was happily targeting cans when a small bird landed near where I was aiming. Not shooting with particularly rounded rocks proved the end of the bird as the projectile veered tragically off course. These days I have honed my accuracy and changed my weapon. Chad Thompson is a food photographer in San Diego, California.




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Chickens and goats and bees…oh my!

It’s spring again and a young man’s fancy turnes to the birds and the bees-and goats and community gardens …. Fortunately, where I live (district three) there have been some zoning changes that affect me. In a rare turn of events the changes are a plus. Take a look at the attached PDF to see […]

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Bring me my fighting trousers!

  Hello Concerned Neighbor Kevin, The note you left at my office no doubt intended to “enlighten” me of the horrors of eating meat and the mistreatment of animals, I have to say gave me a good chuckle. Especially the “untold suffering” and “no laughing matter” parts. You see, I grew up in Iowa and […]

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Beef, it’s what’s for dinner

Ah beef, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways — 1…2…3…. But alas, I had no idea what you were fully capable of until the other night. I met you in the refrigerated section of Iowa Meat Farms. You looked so cold, tender and darker than the other more generic cuts over […]

Grades of Beef

In the US there are eight grades of beef labeled by the FDA. Only three of them should ever near your plate. Let’s start from the bottom up with those three. Select – Select is the lowest grade usually sold at retail. It has the least amount of marbling is less juicy and tender than […]

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Holy Nissan!

Well, the LA Auto Show is happening now and normally I wouldn’t care or even know but Nissan did something interesting. What have they done? Converted their NV vans to food trucks. I’ll be interested to see who adopts this format. Meanwhile it’s got me thinking that a few thousand dollars and some fancy graphics […]

Jamie Oliver Rocks

11-11-11 is closing in on us like a galloping Steve Harris bass line and you know what that means … neither do I. But near as I can tell it’s some sort of Heavy Metal Day, as in this amp goes to 11-11-11. And the easiest way I can tie this in to a post […]

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How to brew Matcha

You’ve all seen a tea ceremony right? Well, this is a more laid back everyday kind of ritual that allows for a little more sharing and conversation. Courtesy of our friend James over at Halcyon Tea. That’s James in the video by the way, my whisking skills are way to weak to commit to film. […]

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How to open a pomegranate

Some friends asked me “How do you get into those things?” to which I answer like this: There are other ways as well and I’m not saying this is the only way but it works for me. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it […]

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SoNo Trading Co.

Let me start off by saying one thing. I don’t like mustard. There I said it. Or at least I didn’t until yesterday. Enter SoNo Trading Company’s James and Zach. They do one thing and they do it well—Mustard. Well, two things if you count each variety of mustard they make. Anyway, my experience with […]

Congrats to Eclipse Chocolat

Way to go Will, you hit the big time with your Food Network spot. Though I can see you cringe when he pronounces rococo. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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