I guess it all started with this cake photo that I uploaded to my Etsy shop the other day.
I photographed this in an italian restaurant. I was hired to design their website and photograph the interior of the place. That also included photographing food. :) Now it may sound simple but taking good photos of food is not easy at all. For this picture I used a gold reflector to bounce back the light from the window. It worked great for this cake and gave it a nice golden glow. I also used shallow depth of field which means that only the important part of the image is sharp and the rest is out of focus. I was enjoying and concentrating on my work so much that only after I had gone home I realised I didn't even taste the cake!! I did taste some of their main dishes but totally forgot about the cake. This doesn't happen often to me as I am a sweet tooth! LOL
Moving on. The other day I saw on TV how one cook had made chocolate mousse and decided to give it a go myself :P What do you think? Did I succeed?
It sure tasted good! :D
Here's a recipe if you want to try as well. It's really easy.
120g of chocolate
4 tbs of liquor
Melt the chocolate and add 4 tbs of liquor (you can also add coffee). Stir in the egg yolks. Whip the egg whites in a medium bowl until they are foamy and beginning to hold a shape. You can add a little bit of salt to speed up the process. Now gently fold in the egg whites to the chocolate mixture. Be careful not to overdo it. Spoon the mousse into individual serving bowls and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
I couldn't wait for 8 hours of course so I tried mine after about 2. :)
Something I also ate last week was a mandarin cake :P One of our friends had a birthday and we got him this amazing cake. Don't know exactly what was in it but it sure tasted good! :)
Did I get your juices flowing? ;)
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