I just found out today that Chef Al Rosas of Rosas Farm, who stole my Nobu Cod picture (please read my “Open Letter to Those Who Steal“) also stole from Haalo of Cook (Almost) Anything At Least Once, but I was mostly appalled by the reply from Erin Rosas of Rosas Farm to Cook (Almost) Anything At Least Once:
“First of all your mediocre photo is all over the internet. You go ahead and seek further action, if you have time to do that you probably are still looking for work. Don’t threaten me and I’d govern yourself accordingly when calling people names and making allegations or you might find yourself on the other end of a libel suit you petulant starving artist. “
Tsk tsk tsk…(see the email advertisement with stolen photographs after the jump)
Please go read all about it at Cook (Almost) Anything At Least Once.
I went through his site and found out that Chef Al Rosas was interviewed by major magazine and newspaper (Florida Small Business, The Miami Herald) in Florida, The Boston Globe, and appeared on Daytime Show. I think it’s time these media learn about the rotten behaviors of team Rosas.
Now, can you trust these unscrupulous people for your organic food supply?
As of today, I haven’t received any replies from them regarding my stolen Nobu Cod picture on their e-mail newsletter, which I am sure they’d sold thousands or more using my picture.
A lot of hard work and soul goes into what I do and it’s so upsetting to have someone like Al Rosas steal from me, especially since he is successful and famous. I feel taken advantage of. I wonder how a company so unethical be in this so-called organic, all-natural, good-for-the earth business? I wonder if Al Rosas is taking shortcuts with his marketing, what other shortcuts must he be taking with his food, which ultimately ends up on our dinner plates? How can they be so mean when they preach “integrity” on their email?
I will leave you with the full screenshot of the email. Please click on the image to view the full size.
Updated: Thanks to Haalo, obviously, the Eggplant Parmesan picture on Chef Al Rosa’s site is also stolen. The source is Delicious! Delicious!
Updated 1: The pork chop picture on the above email is stolen from BonAppetit.com, photographed by Noel Barnhurst.