Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday break. Mine was very relaxing.
One of my favorite activities was cooking, paired with food photography — which, you may think is obvious and easy but it’s not! Something that looks inviting may turn out to be totally meh in a picture. Here are some of my best shots (with recipes), but I also threw away many shots that turned out very bad. I think the best for food photography is a good macro lens that enhances textures and good eyes for surroundings, like a nice table cloth and simple china/silverware, for example. The highlight needs to be the food itself, so avoid too much clutter in the picture. Enjoy!
|Farfalle al Salmone|
This is one of our favorite dishes for the holidays: Farfalle al Salmone. For this one, you’ll need a package of smoked salmon, fresh chives, a box of bowtie pasta, creme freche or half and half, butter and 1 lemon.
Cut the smoked salmon in small pieces, sautee’ it for a few minutes in a pan with melted butter, then add about half a cup of creme fraiche or 1/2 and 1/2. Simmer a few minutes until the cream is thick. For an even creamier texture, add two tablespoons of mascarpone. In the meantime, cook the farfalle al dente, drain them, then toss them in the pan with the salmon. Season to taste with pepper and salt (though usually the smoked salmon is already salty). Mix well, then serve with chopped chives and lemon zest on top.
|Penne alla Crema di Spinaci|