Mini Challenge #302 Presenting Food

grandmaRgrandmaR Major grinsSouthern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,745 Major grins
edited July 14, 2020 in The Dgrin Challenges

This challenge is about food presentation - pictures of dishes of food that is ready to eat. Or even partly eaten. Even during lock-down, everyone has to eat. Meat, vegetables, bread, fruit, soup, dessert, snacks. The photos should make everyone hungry. I have been taking photos of food for some years. It is almost as much fun as eating it.:)
White chocolate creme brulee

Cold Gazpacho with celery garnish

Roast Chicken from a roadside stand in St. Croix

NY style Pastrami sandwich

Bread basket

Escargot in melted garlic herb butter

Because I'm not cooking much anymore, most of my photos are taken in restaurants, but home cooking is great

The mini will run until 31 July, 2020.

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Comments

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,451 moderator
    edited July 14, 2020

    This thread will make me hungry every time I come in! Here is my 3, all dishes I make. I might change out if something better comes along during the time frame of the challenge.

    1 Simple bbq chicken salad complete with sliced pear and hard boiled egg

    2 Smoked Pork shoulder roast on grilled flour tortillas with cheese and hot sauce

    3 Chicken cacciatore pizza on homemade crust. (amazing what you can do with leftovers)

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,745 Major grins

    Looks like you are a great cook - I'm almost sorry that I'm not cooking anymore.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,313 Major grins

    Love food! Unfortunately I don't have many photos of food.

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,745 Major grins

    Yum

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,816 Major grins
    edited July 17, 2020

    Here are a few shots from me, coincidentally all from various trips to France. I'll start in menu order

    1) Appetizer: Foie Gras and canteloupe sauteed in balsamico. OMG, one of the most divine things I've ever eaten (but of course you have to like foie gras). In the heart of Perigord (duck and foie gras country) in Sarlat, France

    2) Main course: on our bike tours we often picnic for lunch or dinner, always accompanied by my trusty Swiss Army knife serving as bottle opener and all-purpose slicer, our ziploc bag of salt and pepper mix and my lightweight (ugly) orange sport towel as picnic blanket. We have learned not to drink wine at our midday picnics - that ends in not wanting to get back on the bicycles... This picnic was along the Loire at Langeais.

    3) Dessert: This sublime dish was all about raspberries. Fabulous texture and flavor combination! It was the crowning glory of a wonderful 3 course dinner in La Reole, France.

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,745 Major grins
    edited July 17, 2020

    Hooray for France and French food. Come to think of it - I don't think I've ever had Foie Gras. I like frog legs and snails and caviar though.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 5,934 Major grins
    edited July 22, 2020

    What a mouth watering theme and photo's :)

    Here's my three entries:

    1) Home made starter for our Christmas dinner:

    2) Main course in a restaurant

    And as a third something completely different, but also good food:
    3) Apples from our own trees "ready to bite"

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,745 Major grins

    This mini ends tomorrow - there are only four entries. Maybe I made it too short. It can't be that people are away on vacation :(

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESRegistered Users Posts: 7,992 Major grins

    With things the way they are can't afford or can't stand in line long enough to get a shot :)

    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,745 Major grins
    edited July 30, 2020

    I have been taking photos of my food for over 15 years - whenever I eat out, even at a fast food place. I thought that they might have photos from the past to use. I forgot that not everyone considers food something to take photos of. Too ordinary I guess. Or maybe they were too shy to be seen taking photos in a restaurant. It takes practice (or at least it took me some time to get reasonably good at it) - Maybe it would have been a good topic for Out Of My Comfort Zone.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,451 moderator

    actually, things have been a little quieter around here anyway. Could be that most people do not take photos of their food too, but it is a good theme we haven't had before.

  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,702 Major grins
    edited August 1, 2020

    I keep looking for photos for the recent minis and then have other things come up that push it to the back burner. But we have had some great themes for the minis, and this is one of them! Thank you for running it!

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,745 Major grins

    Thank you two for reassuring me about the theme. I will close the mini tonight and put the winners up tomorrow

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,702 Major grins

    Here are a couple from me, but please don't judge as entries. Most of my photos of food are taken with a cell phone, and I am having trouble accessing them just now. But I will contribute two for fun. Maybe a third if I have time later.

    1. Seen in France

    2. Banana Pecan Muffins ("healthy" comfort food during the pandemic)

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,745 Major grins

    Thank you

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,745 Major grins

    Mini is closed

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,702 Major grins

    @grandmaR You are welcome. And to answer your question in the results thread, yes, I believe those are purple artichokes. I loved seeing the variety of produce in France!

    FYI - One of my issues sharing photos of food (that were taken on my phone) is finding that they were HEIF files with an HEIC file extension. I still need to explore converting them to jpgs effectively.

    Thanks again, for offering us another fun mini!

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