E-Mail: nicole@thespicetrain.com | Location: Denver, CO

Nicole Branan

Welcome! I’m Nicole Branan, a professional food photographer and stylist in the greater Denver area.

I started The Spice Train in 2013 because I wanted to learn how to cook with spices. Up until then, 90 percent of my spice pantry had been sitting around unused. Not any more! Spices are now the workhorses in my kitchen and on this blog I publish what I learn from my experiments with different flavors and the recipes I come up with.

I try to cook completely from scratch (with a few exceptions, I don’t make my own soy sauce, for example) but other than that I don’t follow any particular style or rule. My motto is “If it tastes good, it is good.”

I share food photography and styling tips throughout this blog and have also written an eBook on how to create dark, moody and dramatic food photos.

My food photographs have won international awards and have been licensed and published in numerous cookbooks, online publications and print magazines, including RealSimple.com, Oprah.com, SELF and Zagat.

To see more of my work visit my website nicolebranan.com. Below are also a few links to interviews and guest posts you can check out.

If you are interested in working with me or want to license my photos for commercial or editorial use, please contact me at nicole@thespicetrain.com.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate your interest!



Links to Some Interviews and Guest Posts:

Pink Lady


Shutterstock Blog

Sweet and Savory by Shinee


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