Cioppino at Roots Restaurant and Cellar

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Ever tasted cioppino? It is divine. What the heck is cioppino you ask? is a fish stew with origins in San Francisco and is traditionally made from the catch of the day, which in San Francisco is typically a combination of clams, dungeness crab, shrimp, scallops, squid, mussels and fish. It's similar  to bouillabaisse and I was lucky enough to have it not in San Francisco, but in Milwaukee at Roots Restaurant and Cellar. I occasionally travel for editorial stories doing backup photography for fact-checking and I'm a firm believer in eating what you shoot so things don't go to waste.

I get heartsick thinking about food photo shoots where much of the grub goes into the trash. It's a sin in my book so I help out in my small way by shooting fast and making sure someone gets to sample the chef's creations if it's not me.