Saturday, April 4, 2009

When Our Powers Combine, We Are....

... I got nothing.

I am trying to think of a way to explain what happens when the wonderful worlds of food and photo combine, or more specifically Food Lovers and Photographers.

When I researched local food blogs for my site I bumped into a few food/photo blogs where the two media are married in a wonderful way. It seems photographers have an affinity for delicious food. Maybe its all of the color and visual stimulation.
Here are some of the blogs I found that intentionally concentrate on photo, or maybe just have a good photographer to back them up:

Leite's Culinaria
Stacey Adams-Zeir
Kitchenography (Love this if only for the name!)
La Tartine Gourmande
I Shot The Chef
Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
Whisk
FoodGawker

I could keep going but, you get the point.

Anyway, tomorrow night myself and four others are getting together to make dinner... the other diners will be:

-Chris, my boyfriend (a food and photo and music lover)
-Marc, Chris' coworker/ friend/ photographer/ music lover
-Megan, Marc's girlfriend/ food lover
-Myself (we know me, and if you don't then go read the About section!)

Marc and I are actually paid to be photographers, and we love food... a lot. Chris and Megan, as far as I know like to cook a little, like to eat a lot, and like to look at photography anytime.

Chris always comes home and tells me about a new delicious thing Marc made or ate and so finally after months of saying it we are actually going to all get together and make a meal.

The theme is Spanish Tapas. All of the recipes are coming from my newest cookbook by Jose Andres.

I am sure there will be plenty of experimental photography, and maybe even a recipe or two with my variations.
Visit again soon for the official report!

And please check out all of the new widgets(those things on the side), let me know what you like and don't like, and also, FOLLOW MY BLOG, so I know you like it!

Merci et Chow!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

What do you know that I don't know?

As a food lover, I am in a constant search for a delicious meal, at a decent price, in a convenient location.

Let me tell you, in case you don't already know, these places are difficult to find.

When I do find that occasional perfect perch, I always wonder, am I the only one who knows its here? I mean, I know that it is nearly impossible because of sites like Chowhound, not that I'd have it any other way, I always love another foodie's opinion.
But when you do find that little place, do you think its a good idea to share? Don't you sometimes want to just be selfish and keep it to yourself, so that it stays the way you like it?

One of the most interesting things about the global world we live in is that if we do share our favorite little dinner spot, or even our favorite city, our enthusiasm encourages everyone else to want to experience it.
This translates into the question of sharing your favorite vacation spot. What if you love those tiny little villages, or even those entire countries, where everyone speaks the local language and no one wants tourism to invade, do you share it? Will sharing your little piece of the world do more harm for it than good?

Sure everyone will be able to see what you saw and can open their mind to a new place, a new people, a new culture, but is that really the best thing to do?

Will you share your favorite place with me?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April Food Day- Bloggers Fighting Hunger


I am excited to say that after a quick conception, and an even quicker creation, Good for the Palate is basically up and running, and I met my goal of getting it ready in time for April Food Day!

Please check out the blog and the affiliated organizations and consider participating.

The April Food Day blog was created to help raise awareness for hungry people across America.

The blog has this simple request:

Please help us fight hunger in the US by supporting either your local food bank, or Feeding America, a national food bank with 200 members across the United States

I know that this is a worthy cause, and I am sure with the present penny pinching state we are all in, we can be a little empathetic.

For more information and to participate click below or go to www.AprilFoodDay.Blogspot.com