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Facing my food fears

Added on by Monica Herndon.

I never photographed food before I got to the Tampa Bay Times. I would show up for a food assignment with sweaty palms and nerves through the roof. With the help of mentors here I've gotten better, even though I still get nervous.  

 The Sacred Meatballs at Sacred Pepper

The Sacred Meatballs at Sacred Pepper

 The filet with asparagus and a cabernet reduction at Sacred Pepper in North Tampa

The filet with asparagus and a cabernet reduction at Sacred Pepper in North Tampa

 Plantain empanadas at O Cocina & Flights 

Plantain empanadas at O Cocina & Flights 

 Pastor Chicken Flautas at O Cocina & Flights 

Pastor Chicken Flautas at O Cocina & Flights 

 The Pollo en Mole Poblano at O Cocina & Flights

The Pollo en Mole Poblano at O Cocina & Flights