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Copyright © Helene Dujardin 2006-2011, unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved.

– If you would like to use a picture, please, send me an email and ask first! I don’t bite. Don’t grab first and tell me later. Beyond all copyrights reasons it boils down to one thing: common courtesy.

– No need to email to re-post a recipe. Just a link back to where you found it on the blog is a nice thing. Thanks!

– If you are a commercial party interested in my photography, please contact my agent, Chris Armstrong at Primary Reps: [email protected] for rates.

About Tartelette

Welcome to Tartelette, a blog devoted to food photography, fresh seasonal ingredients and the simple things in life.

I’m Helene, photographer, expat, traveler and dog lover, currently in Charleston, South Carolina.

I started this blog in 2006, after I left a position as Pastry Chef of a French restaurant, unsure of what to do next. I just knew it would evolve around photography and food. And not only sweets!

To get in touch:

* Blog inquiries: mytartelette[at]gmail[dot]com – Please, ask to use my photographs before you go ahead and "borrow" one. I don’t bite. It’s just common courtesy.

*Commercial inquiries:

[email protected]

Twitter: @HeleneDujardin

Instagram: Helene Dujardin

Facebook page: Helene Dujardin Photography

My photography portfolio can be viewed here:

Why gluten free?

In late 2008, I was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease and was tested for several allergies at the same time.

My neurologist is a young doctor always in tune with the latest research and we looked at the relationship between gluten, sodium, cholesterol and Meniere. While the research is still in its infancy with that disease, reducing gluten, sodium and bad cholesterol had positive effect on a lot of people affected by the disease. So I started paying attention to all three. That was easy. I wanted to get better and feel better and not feel like I was in a roller coaster a few days a week with vertigo plaguing me without warning, ringing and fullness of the ear, fog on the brain, etc…

Over the years, I have found out that there is no formula to this condition. Unfortunately, I can be 100% gluten free, sodium free, bad cholesterol free, and still have one or two attacks in a month or eat some form of gluten once or twice a week and never have an episode. It’s tiresome not to know but I do know that my body has a limit to how much it can handle gluten, sodium and high fatty foods. When my ears start getting full and ringing…that’s when I have to back off. It’s not always but it happens. Over the last year or so, I have noticed that it takes about 3 days with some form of gluten or high sodium intake every day for me to get a episode of Meniere’s.

So if I want to feel good and work, and laugh and live, I have to stay away from gluten, sodium and bad cholesterol as much as possible. It’s not that hard really….

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Wednesday February 11th, 20099 (please disregard title date, I used a an older date as not to over crowd my main page)

After receiving numerous emails about advertising on Tartelette and my quest to find the appropriate partners for the blog and its readers, I have decided to accept some advertising space on this site.

If you wish to advertise on Tartelette, please email me at sponsortartelette @ gmail .com
so I can provide you with the different plans available and site statistics if desired.

Product Placement:
If you wish to advertise a specific ingredient, tableware or dinningware, I can include it in one of the photographs in the post and give you a mention. This is a one time fee based on the type of item to be included. Email me at the address above with your product information to establish a price.

To my readers:
I will not advertise products that do not fit with the current content and feel of Tartelette. I will also not clutter my side bar and make it difficult to find content. This is your site, and will remain so, with the added bonus of more good places and good people to visit and shop with.

Workshops 2016

* February 2nd – 6th 2016: SOLD OUT

A three day food photography and cooking workshop in Charleston, SC with food stylist Tami Hardeman and Chef John Ondo. 

Details & Registration HERE.

* May 16th-20th 2016: SOLD OUT

A three day food styling, photography and cooking workshop in Charleston, SC with Chef John Ondo.

Details and registration HERE.

*September 27th – October 1st 2016:

A 3 day food styling and photography workshop in Tuscany, Italy. 

Details and registration HERE.