Obsessed // Adam Pearson

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It’s time for my next installment of “Get to Know” and this time I’m talking to my all time favorite food stylist… Adam Pearson!

Not only did Adam food style my cookbook and a ton of recipes you see here on What’s Gaby Cooking, but he’s worked on projects with Food Network, Cooking Channel, Crate and Barrel, Whole Foods and Food + Wine to name a few…plus about a gazillion beautiful cookbooks. He’s one of my favorite people in the whole wide world and he’s hysterical! I’m pretty sure he can read my mind sometimes when it comes to food and we share a mutual love of pretty much every TV show on HBO, Showtime and Bravo! His food styling abilities seriously rock my world and I love everything that comes out of his kitchen.

Meet Adam Pearson!!

Adam Pearson // Food Stylist

Gaby: Who are you, what do you do and where do you live?
Adam: Adam Pearson, I’m a Food Stylist living in Long Beach, CA.

Gaby: What’s your favorite part of your job?
Adam: Favorite part of my job is problem solving! Food styling is 5% technique, 5% magic and 90% problem solving.

Gaby: What is the #1 place on your travel bucket list?
Adam: Maldives! Gotta get there fast because I hear they might sink into the ocean. Damn global warming!

Gaby: If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you bring?
1. Sunblock, gingers burn.
2. Candy, any and all of it.. I have a wicked sweet tooth.
3. My husband Matt Armendariz. Duh.

Gaby: Where is your favorite weekend getaway?
Adam: Palm Springs, CA.

Gaby: Beer or wine?
Adam: BEER !!! Allagash White. Please!

Gaby: What’s your go-to outfit?
Adam: Shorts and flip flops!

Gaby: What’s the most adventurous things you’ve ever done?
Adam: Was stuck in the backseat of a Volvo SUV with YOU as we drove across a flooded river in Belize. ugh.

Adam Pearson // Food Stylist

Gaby: Go-to karaoke song!
Adam: NO!

Gaby: You’re all alone on a weeknight – what do you have for dinner?
Adam: Take out Thai food!

Gaby: If you had to pick a last meal, what would it be?
Adam: Chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes

Gaby: What’s your favorite way to eat avocados?
Adam: Pretty much down for anything with avocados.

Gaby: Favorite TV show?
GameofThrones, Call the Midwife, True Blood, True Dective, Downton Abbey, Prime Suspect, Top of The Lake, Strangers With Candy, The Mindy Project, Greys Anatomy…

Adam Pearson // Food Stylist

Gaby: Favorite cocktail?
Adam: Negroni….

Gaby: I recently just started drinking coffee, I know, totally late to the game. Are you as obsessed as me? How do you take your coffee?
Adam: Daily coffee ritual is ICED with a splash of cream. Then I switch to iced tea…

Gaby: Harry Potter or Hunger Games?
Adam: Harry P all the way.

Gaby: If you were one of the Real Housewives on Bravo, who would you be and why?
Adam: I have a love hate relationship with all of them. I think Carole Radziwill from NY is my fav.

Gaby: If you could have one superpower, which one would you have?
Adam: The one where you can be invisible while flying and reading peoples minds…

Gaby: If you could only have one form of social media for the rest of your life… what would it be?
Adam: Instagram…

Gaby: Last and certainly not least…. if your life was turned into a movie, which actor/actress would play you!?
Adam: I sure hope they never make one but I think Zach Galifianakis would make a pretty sweet me.

For more on Adam, check out his epic food styling portfolio Adam Pearson (you’ll be obsessed), or you can check him on on instagram and twitter!


  1. What a great profile! All the photos here and in your book are gorgeously styled–love Adam’s work (and yours!). LOL @ the rapidly vanishing Maldives…I gotta get on that, too.

    Also, I ADORE Strangers with Candy and get so excited when other people have heard of it.

  2. Adam is awesome and the best food stylist out there! interesting to hear he views it as 90% problem solving. Okay then next time I hate my setup, I’m going to think, what should I change to solve this problem. Thank you for the tip 🙂

    Love this series, Gaby!

  3. Loving the interviews Gaby! Just found your blog through FoodGawker and I know Adam from when he works in Wisconsin!! Woot Woot!!

  4. I love the idea of painting ears of corn with more yumminess. I think everyone in my nest will agree…happy painting and feasting!

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