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Old 10-15-2007, 07:10 PM   #1
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Plating/Serving sub-forum?

i dont see, or maybe i havent dug deep enough to see a plating/serving suggestions forum. For me a big part of cooking is how the food looks and how it is served. I love any new ideas on how to plate my food and have some suggestions others may like

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Old 10-15-2007, 07:21 PM   #2
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My plating sucks. You may want to look at some of Iron Chef's posts.
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My plating sucks. You may want to look at some of Iron Chef's posts.

thanks ill do a search... everyone is always complaing they are hungry cause i wont let a plate leave my kitchen unless i deem it worthy of being on the cover of a magazine... adds 5-10 minutes to the cooking time... which wouldnt be bad but this is usually after i say "dinner on the table in 60 seconds"
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which wouldnt be bad but this is usually after i say "dinner on the table in 60 seconds"
Learn to say dinner will be out in 10 minutes instead
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:31 PM   #5
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Learn to say dinner will be out in 10 minutes instead
what a concept!
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:52 PM   #6
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I never bring large platters and bowls to the table if I have company. I plate everything in the kitchen.

If you want to save time, have everything ready, including all your garnishes, and make sure you have an image in your head how you want it to look.

For me, the initial joy comes when someone's eyes light up at the presentation of the plate....and then you get it all over again when they taste the food. It's a double bubble. Good for you for wanting to do that extra step.
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:02 PM   #7
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I am, to a fault, obsessed with the way the food looks on the plate. I will even go so far as to buy different colors of dishes. We used to do this red pepper bisque where I worked and it was beautiful in the royal blue bowls.

To have a whole separate forum wouldn't make sense to me - I want to see the recipe AND talk about plating in the same thread.
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:59 PM   #8
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I plate in the kitchen, too, because with so many at the table, if I served family style, the last person to get the bowl of a favorite food might be out of luck! Anyway, the kids are all welcome to go to the kitchen and serve themselves seconds of whatever is left in there after. I am becoming interested in plating for presentation as well as function now so this thread is interesting. I especially appreciate those folks who take pics and post them of their dishes. Iron Chef is an excellent example, as well as Uncle Bob and Goodweed, just to name a few.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:08 PM   #9
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Plating is something I need to work on. I only became interested in cooking a little over a year ago, so up until this point it's been more about making sure things came out the way they were supposed to. Now that I'm a little more confident in that sense, I want my dishes to look as good as they (should) taste. I agree that it's a good idea to discuss plating in each individual recipe's thread rather than making a new forum devoted to that alone. It seems like the recipe and its presentation should be taken into account at the same time; adding a separate forum might make it harder to find creative plating ideas as easily.

Speaking of people who take pics of their dishes, I can't help but notice that gorgeous flan avatar. Kitchenelf - did you make that? Or was it just so pretty that you had to use it? I just started a thread with questions about flan preparation. . . maybe you could take a look? Please please please? Thanks! :)
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:12 PM   #10
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Speaking of presentation....how about some of the pictures ironchef has posted? Drool, drool, drool.
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