Monday, 4 June 2012
not a food blog
I would not make a good food blogger. I follow a number of "proper" food bloggers - see the list top right to this blog, but I would never get a camera out in the middle of a restaurant (and then there's the small matter that I rarely eat in restaurants...) I take pictures of my bread, much to my wife's amusement, but they are rushed snaps which inevitably need me to edit out the kettle or ever present battery charger in the background, or use a depth of field to blur the background. I use a basic DSLR camera with a nice 35mm prime lens which enables me to avoid using flash but I do minimal processing to the images with Picasa (crop, I'm feeling lucky, vignette... done) Even when I cook my own food, the thought to photograph it is rarely stronger than to, you know, actually eat it.
Above was a simple supper. Onion, celery, beetroot, carrots, red pepper, garlic, basically what was left at the bottom of the fridge. Add some salt and pepper to the chopped veg and place in a hot oven for 30 minutes, then add some cherry tomatoes and diced leftover mozarella and cook for another 15 minutes. Finally a splash of apple balsamic vinegar. Served on four day old toasted sourdough.
The result - vibrant colours, sweet root vegetables. Simple and delicious. But no photograph...