There are two food groups – people who eat to live, and people who live to eat. If you fall into the latter, then you probably go to bed dreaming about breakfast, cannot wait to dine at the newest restaurant, and savor every bite of dessert. And if that’s the case then you will probably share in my contention for recipes without pictures.
One of my favorite pastimes (more like a luxury, since I had kids) is going to a bookstore and looking at all the cookbooks. And I am constantly amazed at how many of them do not include pictures. I am certain that it’s a cost issue, but I still think it’s a crime.
I believe we are all visual creatures (yes, women too!) and respond to things that are beautiful. I also believe that great food photography influences what new recipes we might attempt to make, and certainly inspires us to try different ingredients.
I recently stumbled upon rasamalaysia, a cooking blog that incorporates the finest food photography. She is also most generous, divulging some helpful tips on how to achieve such mouth watering images. If this woman can’t convince you to try a brussel sprout, nobody can.
My guess is, she also shares in my grievance that recipes should be accompanied by a gorgeous photo!
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