Excited To Have Won Saveur Photo Contest

by Alice Currah on March 17, 2010. Updated June 9, 2010

Korean Banchan - Saveur Cover Contest Award-Winning Photo

Thank you to everyone who congratulated me on the recent news that I won Saveur’s recent photo contest.  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, last month Saveur.com held a contest titled “Saveur Cover Contest” asking readers to submit their “best images – photography that would look right at home on Saveur’s cover”.  It was the first time in their history that they hosted such a contest.

There were over 900 submissions, so I was stunned when I found out Saveur’s Editor In Chief, James Osland, chose my picture of Korean Banchan as the winning photo.  The timing of the contest couldn’t have been better because the winner of the contest would receive $550 worth of Le Creuset cookware.  Two weeks ago my husband and I decided to get rid of our ten year old non-stick cookware set we bought from Costco because all the non-stick coating had worn off.  I’ve been researching different pots and pans and so far had only replaced a skillet.  As I type this, my new cookware set is on route to arrive on our doorstep any day.  I had always wanted to have some pieces of Le Creuset cookware -now I have a whole set!  To say our family is excited would be an understatement.  Who are we kidding, we are ecstatic!

Thanks again for all the sweet tweets and emails.  It is so wonderful to be part of such a supportive food community.


PS:  Two of my friends, Cathy Danh of Gastonomyblog and Greg Henry of Sippitysup were runner ups in the contest.  To see their beautiful photos along with the other runner ups, the link can be found at Saveur.com’s gallery.

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Jen March 17, 2010 at 12:16 am

Congrats Alice!!! Beautiful photo!


J March 17, 2010 at 12:19 am

That picture is gorgeous and totally looks “Saveur”! Congrats!


Vanessa March 17, 2010 at 12:44 am

Congratulations Alice! Gorgeous presentation and photo! Enjoy the new cookware.


Divina March 17, 2010 at 2:49 am

Congratulations Alice. Your photos are always stunning.


A Cupcake for Moose March 17, 2010 at 6:08 am

Exciting indeed! Love the composition of your shot. Congratulations! I have a couple Le Creuset pieces and they are my favorites. :)


Jessica @ How Sweet March 17, 2010 at 6:50 am

Congrats to you, Alice! :)


Gini March 17, 2010 at 9:42 am

WOW, congratulations! What a fabulous prize too!


Kaitlin March 17, 2010 at 9:44 am

Congratulations! That is so cool!


ThatsSoYummy March 17, 2010 at 10:25 am

Congrats Alice…. I am so happy for you. That is just fabulous :-)



Flavia March 17, 2010 at 10:26 am

Congratulations, Alice! Your pictures are always so lovely, so this is well-deserved! Enjoy your new cookware. Le Creuset rules!


Y March 17, 2010 at 10:45 am

Congratulations on your win, Alice! A new set of Le Creuset is fantastic too!


Bonnie March 17, 2010 at 10:49 am

Congratulations! The photo is beautiful and simplistic. I can see why they selected it. It just grabs you.


Cho March 17, 2010 at 11:26 am

Congrats Alice! Just curious, did you prepare all the banchans yourself?


daniel March 17, 2010 at 11:46 am

That’s really cool. I was actually thinking about who won the other day. It’s a great photo and a well-deserved win. Enjoy the cookware!


Carolyn Jung March 17, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Congrats on that huge honor! The photo is stunning. And I think it’s so appropriate that banchan grace the cover since Korean food is the cuisine of the moment. Bravo to you! ;)


Maria March 17, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Congrats! I was so excited to see your photo as the big winner! Very well deserved!


Sandy March 17, 2010 at 12:11 pm

oh my deliciousness!! this is a GREAT photo and now i’m hungry! I LOVE LOVE LOVE korean banchan… especially kimchee and radishes, YUM! great job on winning the contest, you totally deserve it! i totally want to be a food photographer one day.. i have so much to learn from u!!!


Nicole March 17, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Congrats!! Do you know which month your photo will be on the cover?


kellypea March 17, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Outstanding! And well-deserved by the looks of your photo! Beautiful color, lighting, and content. Happy new set of Le Creuset, too. :)


Kate @ Savour Fare March 17, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Congratulations again! The photo is GORGEOUS! Did you make all that Banchan or is it a restaurant shot?


alice March 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. Your support really means a lot!

Kate and Cho: Some of the banchan were from a Korean restaurant and the other ones I purchased at the Korean market. Other than different types of kimchee, I don’t know of anyone who makes homemade banchan.


jenn March 17, 2010 at 1:49 pm

That’s fantastic news, Alice!!!!! Congrats!!! A much well deserved win. :)


Dawn (KitchenTravels) March 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Fantastic! Congratulations, what an honor. (And what a great prize!) :)


Nicole March 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm

How exciting, congratulations! I’m glad the cookware comes at a good time for you, too :)


Jamie @ My Baking Addiction March 17, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Gorgeous Photo, CONGRATS!!!!


Hannah March 17, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Ohhh, congrats, that’s so cool! You totally deserve it.


Keri (CA) March 17, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Congrats Alice! Love your li’l spot on the net. :)


Cheryl March 17, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Congratulations! Great photo…make me want some kimchee now!


joy March 17, 2010 at 9:15 pm

congrats alice! SO exciting!


Sara @ Our Best Bites March 17, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Wow, that is SO cool! What an honor- congratulations!!


Zenchef March 17, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Congrats Alice! You deserve it. It’s a beautiful shot!
Le Creuset cookware is such a nice prize. Enjoy!


Jeanne March 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

Hooray, Alice!!! Am dancing around my kitchen for you!


sharon March 18, 2010 at 1:39 am

Yea, congrats! What a great accomplishment. The photo is indeed beautiful.


alice March 18, 2010 at 1:40 am

Thanks again for all your sweet comments. I appreciate each and every one of them!


Natalie March 18, 2010 at 10:15 am

Congratulations! Your photograph is simply gorgeous. I hope you and your family enjoy the terrifically versatile Le Creuset cookware.

Natalie @ Gluten a Go Go


Kitchen Monki Dan March 18, 2010 at 11:01 am

How Fantastic! Well done and congrats! So simple, yet very meaningful glimpse of what’s on most Korean dinner tables. Love it.


Katy R March 18, 2010 at 11:37 am

Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you, what fortunate timing! :)


Debbie in WA March 18, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Good for you! What an accomplishment and what a great prize! Can’t wait to see pictures with your new cookware being used! And…the food that will be in them!!


Evie March 18, 2010 at 2:54 pm



Chris March 18, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Great photo, you deserved to win. Congratulations.


Danica March 18, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Congrats Alice – that is AWESOME and the prize is AMAZING! I always think your pictures rock, you completely deserve it :)


Brad March 20, 2010 at 3:51 am

That is way too cool. Couldn’t be coincidence that you needed a new set!


DaddyD March 20, 2010 at 10:07 pm

I’ve only recently discovered this blog, but it’s become one of my favs in the food category.
I’m very happy for you and your family. Seems like it could not have happened to a nicer person!


Rita March 21, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Alice, that’s wonderful!
I am a little behind on my postings readings so I just saw this, I am so happy for you! The photo sure is amazing, very creative!


Alanna March 21, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Fabulous, Alice! Congrats!


Nate @ House of Annie March 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Wow, that is an honor beyond words!


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