Le Book Zuur
Maaike Koorman created the sets and did prop styling for award winning cookbook of the year 2016 Zuur.
Dutch cookbook author Bas Robben explains why Sourness is so important in a dish or recipe.
Published by GoodCook, photography by Jeroen van der Spek, food styling by Jessica Lek.
The Swiss department store Globus commissioned Maaike Koorman to do the food and setstyling. The images were captured by Jeroen van der Spek. Agency Brunner Bekker.
Maaike did the setstyling for this yummie spread in german Happinez magazine, photographer was Saskia van Osnabrugge, foodstyling by Ajda Mehmet.
In her Amsterdam studio, Maaike has her own collection of props gathered from around the world, ranging from handmade ceramics from South Africa to an old Le Creuset pot discovered in the flea market. Sometimes they are found or acquired but preferably Maaike loves to make them herself. She believes that you can see the difference in the picture. When a background is handmade, specifically for purpose, it lives.
Maaike often also provides creative direction for her clients, from start-ups to multinational companies or magazines and publishers.
She usually works alongside chefs or food stylists and believes in the strength of a good team. When there is no actual cooking involved, Maaike does her own food styling. She knows exactly how to make a salad look tasty and fresh, cheese look rustic and seafood look glorious.