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Mike Geno (@mikegenostudio) Instagram photos and videos
List of Instagram medias taken by Mike Geno (@mikegenostudio)
This is my celebration of National Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation day. This award winning washed rind beauty comes from Meadow Creek Dairy in Galax, Virginia. We celebrate #nationalrawmilkcheeseday because it’s beautiful and delicious, as well as a living thing, with health benefits. And, it’s so widely misunderstood; but think about it- before pasteurization All Cheese was raw milk. There was a time when most people believed white bread made with bleached wheat was better and safer, but it’s actually terrible and so without nutrition, the government forced makers to add 2% nutrients back in! Now we don’t fear artisan (peasant) bread, we spend double to get it without hesitation. . #rawmilkcheese #cheese #yaycheese!
🌈🎨 🇮🇹 The Italian "Rainbow Cookie" is an American bakery tradition. It was not born in Italy, though perhaps the inventor(s) were. It goes buy several names but most commonly as "Rainbow Cookie". The three distinctly differently colored almond paste cake-like layers are held together with layers of jam, raspberry or strawberry and then coated on the top and bottom with chocolate. This makes it a colorful bite, difficult to make, no doubt, but that also explains why it's sometimes known as a 7 "layer cookie". . I am as surprised as anyone I admit to, that I haven't ever had them before this commission. Painting this subject, I looked far and wide for a variety and hoped to find some without "sprinkles" or as they're called in the Philly area/ east coast: "Jimmys" . Fortunately a friend was traveling to Bradley, Beach NJ and he picked me up a box of these beautiful and delicious models from Del Ponte's Bakery. They were kind enough to make a batch w/o toppings so I had the subject I needed to paint! They're also the best of all those that I sampled so far. I wish this bakery was closer to me... then again, maybe it's better that it's not! . . #rainbowcookies #italianAmericanfood #7layercookies #food #art #foodart #DelpontesBakery #cookie #cake #rainbow ❤️😊🌈❤️ 🇮🇹 🎨👅 . . This original oil painting is 16x16" and sold; however there will be prints available soon. -- www.mikegeno.com
Booze and Vinyl! Love when s pre-order arrives and it’s the perfection of music/cocktails mashup! 🔊🥂📻🍸🎶🍹❤️ . . Still thinking bout taxes... I can write off this purchase as research for my future cocktail paintings! 🍸 🎨😛. . Go get this bad ass book! 📚
“Death & Taxes” - the obvious choice for today, #taxday! . I was sent this beautiful beer washed rinded #cheese as a bonus from generous and talented #Cheesemaker Seana at @bleatingheartcheese in Tomales, CA. Wish I had some more as I still await my accountants word on this year’s taxes 😟 . This original oil #painting is 8x 10”, and available for sale at mikegeno.com 🖼
Cold, downpours, incessant winter weather lingering...🌧...I need pho. 🍲. “Pho Bo” my pho #chefplates #painting of my favorite local #pho spot: @stockphilly . So glad I was commissioned to paint this. The print is available on my site. Stay warm til spring gets over its commitment issues. 🙄 . #philly #food #phillyfood #art
Cheshire Wedge" - part of my @cheesejourneys tour series of amazing English Cheeses! 🏴🧀🎨🧡 . . I loved revisiting this beautiful crumbly cow's milk cheese, kissed with a blush of annatto added to the milk that gives it a perfect fairy tale color. Knowing I would get to meet the @applebyscheese ,makers of this delight, I wanted to revisit the subject for a second cheese portrait; the last was several years ago and long gone. The wheel was freshly cracked open for me at DiBruno Bros. in Philadelphia, and I was struck with the fresh peach coloring of the paste and immediately thought of the whimsy of Maxfield Parrish's paintings; hence the color scheme chosen. . It was serendipity perhaps, that Parrish came to mind, as I found my book on this fellow Philadelphia artist, he was born exactly 100 years before me, and remarkably, lived until just 4 years before I was born. I certainly hope I enjoy such a run! . . . #cheeseportrait #cheddarodessy #ApplebysCheshire #maxfieldparrish #cheshirecheese #EnglishCheddar #cheesejourneys . -- Original oil painting is oil on 10x10" panel and available for sale at www.mikegeno.com
Woke up in winter temps got me all jonesing for heat. “Sriracha Gouda” made by @marcdruart at @rothcheese is what I need today (Sigh). Alas, I’ve easily gone through a whole beautiful wheel of this sexy stuff. . . Dear Spring, Please come back. Whatever I did, I’m sorry. I’ll be a better person , I swear. . . 🙏😇 . Original oil painting is 12x12” and available at mikegeno.com 🌶🧀❤️ . #cheese #americancheeseproject #goudacheese #sriracha
Happy "International Carbanara Day" ! 🎨🥓🐖 Last year a wonderful human, at Atalanta Corp, sent me a 8 lb slab of heaven, "slab bacon" , an imported Hungarian Bacon known as "szaloona" . @scottyfegs is my hero. It led me to make a lot of amazing carbonara (among other things) and memories came back this morning as I glanced at my #cheesecalendar and realized it was a holy (meat) day! ❤️🍖 . . 🖼 This original oil painting 🎨 is 10x20" and available for sale at my site www.mikegeno.com . . #meat #bacon #internationalcarbonaraday #hungarianBacon #baconslab #scottfegsisasaint #🥓❤️