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Old 03-09-2012, 06:20 AM   #51
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Shrimps marinated in a Kung Pao Sauce-
Candied carrots- Fried Mushrooms- Macaroni Salad


Absolutely beautiful dish, the shrimps look so tasty!!

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Yumm, LT and JJUK! Everyone's dishes sound great!
Thanks DG:)

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Pizza tonight. Nowhere near as pretty as some of Nestlund's pies, but the flavor and texture was good. It was also the first time I've tried a "no cook" sauce, and I'm very happy with how it came out.


Really nice looking pizzas Steve, respect!

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Tonight's dinner.
Very nice Andy! Lovely looking pizzas on the menu today

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Great pizzas, Steve and Andy!

You pasties look delicious, jonny!
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:55 AM   #52
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Those shrimp look really good!
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:00 AM   #53
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Andy's is prettier. I need to work on my pizza geometry so they come out round.
No matter what I try mine usually come out kind of square. But they usually get eaten anyway.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:10 AM   #54
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I think pizza shape is moot...it's how it tastes that counts. As long as you are not going to be sending it off in a cardboard box, does it really matter if it is not round?
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:12 AM   #55
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I think pizza shape is moot...it's how it tastes that counts. As long as you are not going to be sending it off in a cardboard box, does it really matter if it is not round?
You have started an interesting discussion there PF because I have always wondered should home food look like home food or a direct translation of how it would look in a restaurant? I'm sure everyone has there own take on this and would be interesting to know if you prefer rustic looking home cooked food or restaurant looking? But, as you said, the most important thing is the taste and I'm damm sure both those pizzas were tasty
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:18 AM   #56
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I'm not big on presentation, my creativity goes into the cooking. Home food should look like home food. I don't cringe if there is a dribble of gravy loose on my plate, at home or in a restaurant.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:29 AM   #57
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I'm not big on presentation, my creativity goes into the cooking. Home food should look like home food. I don't cringe if there is a dribble of gravy loose on my plate, at home or in a restaurant.
I understand what you mean. I just like taking photos of my food so always try to also go for presentation because people don't know that it also tastes good:) Of course the number one priority is the taste, I just like to faff around when I have time and just cooking for me or practising recipes.

I do think however that when you see something that looks home cooked it just gives you some sense of warming, loving feeling inside, like you know it has been lovingly prepared, do I make sense?
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:49 AM   #58
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IMHO the care taken to present an appetizing plate reflects the care taken in preparing same................... I'm referring to meals served in the home or restaurant, not pictures taken in studio, where they sometimes substitute other, more photogenic stuff for the real deal.

That being said, please understand that something doesn't have to reflect the "standard" (IE; a pizza doesn't have to be round) to be appetizing.
The rule, "First impressions count" applies to a lot of circumstances, and food is one of them.
Again, only offering My Opinion
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I think the reason I haven't been taking many pictures is that I don't have the room to do it. I always have so many dishes to do, etc. Getting dinner made has been more important lately. When I take pictures, I spend so much time that the dinner isn't served as hot as it should be. After I plate or ladle something, take a few photos, I have to zap it in the micro for about 20 secs.
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I think the reason I haven't been taking many pictures is that I don't have the room to do it. I always have so many dishes to do, etc. Getting dinner made has been more important lately. When I take pictures, I spend so much time that the dinner isn't served as hot as it should be. After I plate or ladle something, take a few photos, I have to zap it in the micro for about 20 secs.

But we're worth it...
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