Playing With Liquid Nitrogen

Yellow Orchard

Orchid at the Philadelphia Flower Show

After meeting Chefs Geoff Johnson from Copper Fish on Broadway and Matthew Zappoli from Tre Amici at James Beard House with Team NJ, I friended them on Facebook and kept in touch. It was through Facebook that I was invited to the Copper Fish on Broadway in Cape May to see a demo by Chefs Johnson and Zappoli. Cape May is about two and a half hours from my home so my wife and I decided to make a mini vacation.

The vacation started at the Philadelphia Flower Show followed by an evening in Atlantic City and the demo the following night. The flower show was crowded and taking photos was difficult but, the flowers were beautiful.

Playing with Liquid Nitrogen

Chefs Johnson and Zappoli Playing with Liquid Nitrogen

The demo was absolutely amazing. We had a fantastic time. They used liquid nitrogen to make a sorbet out of pomegranate juice, tequila and elderflower liquor. WOW. The rabbit agnolotti, branzino with jicama slaw and the braised beef short ribs were absolutely amazing. The chefs were entertaining, funny and the food was phenomenal – what a great way to spend a Friday night. The three and a half hours went by in no time. To top it off, they made a tiramisu using liquid nitrogen to make a mascarpone cream. What a great event. We can’t wait to go to another. You can see more photos at



As usual, I lost in Atlantic City – what else is new?


About Jerry

I was a science teacher for 31 years. During that time I photographed wedding and Bar Mitzvahs for about 15 years but that was in the days before digital. Being a teacher, I had my summers free so I assisted food and commercial still life photographers in NYC for 3 summers and fell in love with it. Having a wife and a mortgage, it was not practical to give up a job in teaching and go into photography so I put off my dream of becoming a food photographer until I retired from teaching. Now I am living my dream - I am a food and product photographer servicing New York City, Philadelphia and all of New Jersey.
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