Food stylist first cooks the bacon for the burger in the oven. She does a wave pattern because it looks more interesting.
Then finished by deep frying. Notice she’s using tweezers to turn the bacon. Very precise work.
Next the meat patty is browned with a blow torch to give it a griddled look.
Edges of the patty are cooked.
The cheese is dipped in hot water to give it a melted look. Then she brushes Pine Sol onto the cheese to keep it looking freshly melted.
Stylist is done preparing the burger, so the food photographer sets up the shot.
Precisely measured beer with a turkey baster. Using the baster also makes the beer foam up more.
Rough shot of the burger. Still lots of editing to be done in post.
Same process, this time with Mahi tacos.
Rough shot of Mahi tacos.