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Yummy Food Photography
Topic Started: 18 Aug 2013, 08:53 PM (3,276 Views)
Grimat
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Hi, I'm Mathew :)

After seeing a lot of drop dead gorgeous looking dishes from you lot on Facebook, I was inspired to create this thread where you talented chefs can show of your wonderful presentation skills by sharing photos of your marvellous dishes.
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Mark Chan
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I take pictures of everything I cook, so I'm glad you made this thread. :)
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Bateleur
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Meh.

This isn't a pretty cake, and this isn't a good photo either, but this cake was delicious~

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Chocolate Sour Cream bundt cake, with a dark chocolate ganache, and I served it with vanilla bean ice cream :)
I made it last night!
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pandorado100
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Bring on dah pictures! I love looking at yummy food. I sure hope Shion Itsuki contributes to this thread. She is always posting delicious looking food on FB. :)
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Jill theredhedgehog
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Awesome thread, Mat!! Time to make everyone hungry! :evil:


Here's a fruit topping pie I made last year for our pastry arts class. Yummy.

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pandorado100
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That does look yummy Jill. I just want to grab a fork and dive right in. :)

This picture is curried pork I made. It doesn't look so good because I'm using a Nintendo DS for my camera but it sure tasted wonderful. :)


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Bateleur
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Meh.

Gah I used to have little bowls with tabs on the ends like that! I haven't had them for years... I'd like about twenty of them now! :B

And Jill, that cake is just amazingly beautiful! I don't think I have the patience for something like that, lol. My cake was just a cake drunkenly slathered in chocolate, lol.
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pandorado100
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@ Bateleur

I haven't seen those bowls in stores lately either. They were made by Corning and called Grab It bowls. I find them perfect for heating up meals in the microwave. Maybe you could find a set of vintage ones at a Salvation Army thrift shop. When I was in college I got a lot of great kitchenware there at rock bottom prices but of course, nothing matched. :rofl:
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Bateleur
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Meh.

They're so nice, because you can hold them up with just your finger & thumb on that tab and not get burned if you heated up soup in the microwave or something. My grandfather of all people found them for me back when I still had them..... I'll have to look hard.
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IzzyB
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Yup, my grandparents had some of those bowls. I have very fond memories of eating chocolate walnut icecream and cereal out of them. I'm sure they were sold off along with the house after my grandpa died and my grandma moved into a nursing home. I think having grandparents get old is one of the hardest things about growing up...
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Robert Hickman
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My food is prittymuch 'cook, dump on plate, eat'. Don't really care what something looks like as long as it tastes good. And I don't have much sence of taste as I'm somewhat anosmc, I have a poor sence of smell.

On photographey, natural light is always a good thing.

Jil, that pie looks awesome.
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Jill theredhedgehog
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Mmmm, pork curry sounds freakin' delicious, Jeanne!! Nicely done, too :thumbsup: I'll have to try some!

And thanks, peeps! ^.^

Here's a dish I made for our "blackbox exam" (improvisation) near the end of second semester. It's turkey scallopini with allemande sauce, blanched green beans, and a tomato mix ^.^

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pandorado100
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Your plating of the food is very well done. It really makes the food look irresistible. I hope you plan on keeping up with your culinary skills, Jill, even though you said you planned on majoring in writing.
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IzzyB
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Speaking of plating - Jill, do you choose the dishes based on the food that will be served on them? I recently read a summary of a study that found correlation between the perceived flavor of a food and the dish's color, shape, etc. I don't remember a lot of it, but they said that people tended to perceive bitter tastes more in foods served on square dishes.
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Bateleur
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Meh.

Looks delicious, Jill, but it's only three bites, it looks like. XD
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Jill theredhedgehog
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@ Jeanne: Aww, thanks, lova! I am definitely still cooking to this day and I keep everything I learned in mind when I do. Culinary taught me a lot (though I know there's still SO much more to learn!) and I think I love and appreciate food more because of it. It was one of the best learning experiences of my life so far ^.^ Also, you're awesome!! :manhug:

@IzzyB: Thanks!! :) And I have never heard of that before myself. The study sounds like it was conducted by really picky eaters IMO :rofl: but to answer your question, no, we did not get to choose the shape or colour of our plates. White, square plates (at least over here) are traditionally used for fine dining or a higher style of service. Also, the square edges and grooves allow for cooks and servers to hold and carry them in a way that won't tarnish or smudge the surface of the dish so there's almkst no need to wipe or clean again. Who wants to see a slimy finger print next to their meal after all? ;) Food safety is imperitive. It's just how it is, and personally I like the square-ness!! XD

I'm interested in this study, though. Got a link? :)

@ Bat: Haha, thanks! And I believe it 'looks' small because it was an appetizer ;) Also (again, at least over here) it is for health and convenience (but mostly health) of the public that we watch our portion sizes and be sure we don't overdo it. Less is sometimes more.

FOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!! <3
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The taste of cutlery (full study)
NPR summary of study
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My mother and her friend Fumi booked a stay at a Japanese inn specializing in kaiseki cuisine during our vacation in Japan. If you like tiny portions served on elegantly beautiful doll sized plates, then I recommend it.

I, however, being a raised in America gaijin style person felt constantly hungry during our stay at that inn. I wanted to ask for a Super Size portion. Maybe that's why Japanese are not as fat as most Americans. lol

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Grimat
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Hi, I'm Mathew :)

Mmmmm these look yummy. The presentation on some look amazing =]
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Just finished eating this,
Its chicken cordon bleu (that i handmade and also added spinach to) and garlic shells!

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pandorado100
23 Aug 2013, 08:16 PM
Maybe that's why Japanese are not as fat as most Americans. lol
*cough *sumowrestlers* *cough*
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23 Aug 2013, 08:16 PM
Maybe that's why Japanese are not as fat as most Americans. lol
*cough *sumowrestlers* *cough*
Well I did see an interview with the Yokozuna named Konishiki once in which he said that he loved eating McDonalds.

I'm surprised how sumos manage to achieve their large size considering most Japanese food is low fat. Chanko nabe doesn't look particularly fattening to me.


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Meh.

I figure this is the sumo meal of choice in Japan....

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Actually, I've been eyeing that photo of chanko nabe I uploaded. That looks pretty yummy. I've got to try making it someday. It looks positively healthy with all those mushrooms, naganegi and fish cake.
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I've had the Mega Mac in Japan and was thoroughly disappointed. :/ Get rid of the middle bun and add at least 3 more patties, and I'll be happy. Lotteria has those 7-9 patty burgers from time to time. The new tsukimi burgers that they have at McDonalds now look pretty good. Eggs in sandwiches... yummy! :love:
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What is it with the Japanese fetish for serving eggs on top of hamburgers? I remember the pictures of you and Milt eating burgers at some Japanese restaurant. Maybe they don't have Egg McMuffins instead?
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Lol, I grew up eating sandwiches with eggs. Eggs always make things taste better. :)
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Bateleur
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Meh.

Pandorado, you honestly don't know what you're missing. Eggs on top of a sandwich are amazing. I love them over easy on a sandwich, so that when you bite into it, the yolk spills all over everything. <3

A poached egg on a sandwich can also be good when you're too lazy to fry one in a pan, though it's just not quite as good!

Back when I saw the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess in Atlanta last year, I had a random "Kitchen Sink" burger from a nearby steakhouse that had a fried egg on top. It was almost as good as the show~
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What was in the Kitchen Sink burger? Sounds interesting. I'll be going to Atlanta at the end of October.

Edit: nvm, just looked it up. Apparently it's an actual recipe and many places have them.
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9 Sep 2013, 02:25 AM
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Maybe that's why Japanese are not as fat as most Americans. lol
*cough *sumowrestlers* *cough*
Well I did see an interview with the Yokozuna named Konishiki once in which he said that he loved eating McDonalds.

The interesting thing, since World War II, the Japanese population has been getting taller. This has been attributed to them adopting a more Western diet.
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9 Sep 2013, 06:39 PM
Pandorado, you honestly don't know what you're missing. Eggs on top of a sandwich are amazing. I love them over easy on a sandwich, so that when you bite into it, the yolk spills all over everything. <3
A sunny-side-up egg in a BLT is quite amazing! :D
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Check out these burgers! They even have the Kitchen Sink! I wanna go here for lunch and get an egg added to one of them. :D The Mac Attack looks good, but from my experience with Mac 'n Cheese, it's not something that goes well on sandwiches. It'll just fall right out and you end up eating with utensils or your hands anyway.
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9 Sep 2013, 02:19 AM
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23 Aug 2013, 08:16 PM
Maybe that's why Japanese are not as fat as most Americans. lol
*cough *sumowrestlers* *cough*
Well I did see an interview with the Yokozuna named Konishiki once in which he said that he loved eating McDonalds.

The interesting thing, since World War II, the Japanese population has been getting taller. This has been attributed to them adopting a more Western diet.
The younger generation of Japanese are definitely taller. When I visited Japan with my mother, I felt like a giant when I walked next to the older folks and I'm 5' 5".

I was about the same height as most of the younger girls but the boys were usually taller than me. I'd say they were around 5' 8". I saw one young Japanese girl that had to have been 5' 10" she looked enormous compared to everybody else.

They were also skinnier than me. :)
Mark Chan
9 Sep 2013, 10:08 PM
Check out these burgers! They even have the Kitchen Sink! I wanna go here for lunch and get an egg added to one of them. :D The Mac Attack looks good, but from my experience with Mac 'n Cheese, it's not something that goes well on sandwiches. It'll just fall right out and you end up eating with utensils or your hands anyway.
That's exactly the problem I have with eating Five Guys burgers. They have so many toppings that all squish out when you bite into the burger. I always have to use lots of napkins.

I've never heard of this Boston Burger place. They must be relatively new.
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Today I learned how to make shrimp tempura and onigiri :D
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Grimat
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Hi, I'm Mathew :)

I baked a cake today, I'm impressed with the result:
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*gasp!* :noes: what lovely looking budgie food you have there Grimat!..... and the cake looks yummy too. :rofl: Good job!
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Hi, I'm Mathew :)

XD, Thnakyou =D
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Tonight my girlfriend and I decided to make a dessert for after dinner. We went with a white chocolate, vanilla and blueberry cheesecake. The end result is a bit messy to look at but its soooooooo tasty. I think we make a great team. We will definitely be enjoying this for the next day or two :D

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I'm trying to decide which looks tastier--the meteor finish ocarina or the cheesecake? lol
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@Jeanne- Me too! ^.^ I also like the StarTrek cup.
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Some pics I took for a local restaurant. FB Link | HQ Link
With no windows or natural sunlight, I think I replicated it pretty well on some of them.
The lamb chops shot really could've used a smaller aperture and higher flash output. The DOF is too shallow for my liking.
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I saw your food pics on FB. They looked great. It made me very hungry just to look at them. :)
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Hi, I'm Mathew :)

They looks tasty mark, great presentation skills on the Chef's side, and great photography on yours
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Thank you. :)
I've always found Food Photography to be difficult; but I've gotten better over time.
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Haaaaaaaiiiiiii! ^_^

Ah this thread is the best! <3 Ok... now I'm really hungry.. xD
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