This week was an emotional rollercoaster of ups and downs. It was such an insane week, I thought I would not have it in me to add a new post and in fact I am adding it only Sunday night and technically Monday morning since it is 1:56 am
I am however posting a summary of events with a few interesting links but no recipes.
I was very excited this week as I was having a private tutoring session on food photography. Food photography is so different from people or scenery photography that you pretty much have to throw all your knowledge out the window and open your mind to a different way of seeing things.
I was lucky to have a teacher who did not impose on me her style and just shared her know-how so I could use it with my own “props” and food. She also understood that my aim is to show you REAL food as it would look if you made it or at least how it really looks when I make it. I have seen tutorials where they teach you how to use WD40 or glycerin to make your food look good and make-up sponges or mashed potatoes to make it look taller or more layered.
My blog is about WHOLE food, natural food, organic food and delicious food, not food “models”. It is about what we can do to eat seasonally with excitement and flavor and I want to show you the food I actually cook, eat and share with my family and friends. Ann, my teacher, got “IT” and tought me just that. I am confident that practice will make perfect… Below my first “composition under her guidance. The salad above is my first shot looking for the “bling bling” as she called it.
DOWN and UP:
Wednesday I went to the market as usual to prepare for my blog and bought some nice fish and some vegetables, then Wednesday afternoon, I brought my husband to the emergency room. He was in the hospital 2 days. The first day I was told he almost died and it was very serious, the second day that it was an alarm for a potentially deadly force, by the time they released him I was told it was probably just a little virus or stomach bug and it was just fine…
On Friday my cousin arrived for the week-end and I did make her the fish and we had a wonderful time puttering while François slowly recuperated his strength. And while I am not giving you the recipe for the fish, I am giving you a link to a friend’s blog that talks about feeding fish to your kids WITHOUT hiding it (unlike my fish that was hidden below potato scales*) … 😉
But seriously, go to his blog below. I love what he stands for. And yes, his words sometimes lack a little “diplomacy” but that is what I like. He is honest.
Click on his name: Yann Le Pollotec
*I have to tell you the “potato scales” that were “hiding” my fish worked wonders on keeping ther whole fish moist. It was incredibly juicy and delicious. Inside I just stuffed a little lemon and thyme, sea salt and olive oil.
Today, I tried to fight my husband’s lack of strength with a very Belgian “Américain” (this is what they call a “Steak Tartare” here, even though it is definitely not american).
UP & UP
Tomorrow my friend Adam arrives. He is a major foodie and an amazing cook so I am looking forward to a week of wonders and I promise to post some recipes next week.