A maple sugar shack, says Massachusetts-based photographer Michael Piazza, smells divine, a perfect blend of delicate syrup and burning firewood. When he first visited Ben’s Sugar Shack, a Temple, New Hampshire business run by passionate twenty-something Ben Fisk, on assignment from Yankee Magazine, he toured the farm for the entire day, learning the ins and outs of New England maple syrup production.
Finger limes © Zach DeSart / Offset
Longan fruit © Liz Clayman / Offset
We all know that watermelons, strawberries, and figs are divine this time of year, but what about the gourd-like chayote and the tropical mangosteen, the Malaysian rambutan and the star-shaped carambola? We can’t all travel the world in search of nature’s bounty, bite into the custard-textured and fragrant sweetsop, or taste as Mark Twain once did the decadent flavors of a Hawaiian cherimoya, but we can certainly live vicariously through photographs of such exotic delicacies. For our latest Offset group show, we brought together twenty-one of these mouth-watering images, composed beautifully to catch our eyes and artfully to entice our palates.