First of all, thanks for looking at my creations here on Fine Art America. I live in Hawaii, 1200 feet above sea level, on the small rural island of Moloka'i. It is very quiet here, with only about 7500 residents, sort of like living in a small town in the middle of the Pacific ocean. I appreciate the quiet life after spending 35 years in the advertising/design business in Chicago and San Francisco. I spent most of that time working as an art director on major food accounts, probably because I have always loved cooking. Eventually that love led me to a degree in the Culinary Arts, graduating with an Associate of Occupational Studies in Le Cordon Bleu, from the San Francisco Culinary Academy in 2002.
Since then I designed and built a house on Moloka'i, worked in restaurants, self-published three cookbooks, and took up photography. Lately I spend most of my time developing recipes and photographing them, plus researching and writing about Hawaii's culinary history on my food blog:
I invite you to visit my blog even if you are not interested in tropical cooking. It's a non-profit labor of love, full of hundreds of tasty recipes.
Aloha, and thanks again,
Chef James Temple.