nomis5 - 8:15 pm on Sep 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
You actually could get both - the recipe pic and a small authorship image underneath, which is lots of page real estate if nothing else.
Never seen that before but if you are correct it would truly be real estate in the extreme.
As an example in my niche, the Jamie Oliver site now often appears with his pic in the SERPS but never in conjunction with a recipe picture
Have you any examples of where both have occurred in the SERPS?