At work recently, I've been knee-deep in the land of the food blogger. And what a wonderfully delicious world to be visiting! However, the term "food porn" keeps popping up on various blogs and having seen some of it, I can attest to its' greatness. (For the uninitiated, food porn is best defined as appetizing pictures of yummy food--the juicier, the better!) This past weekend, I decided to have some fun with my new camera in the kitchen, trying my best to emulate some of the luscious food shots that I've been drooling over lately. Here are the results....
A "during" shot. The recipe called for me to drink a marg whilst preparing the cupcakes (I swear). This turned out to be a good thing because my frustration levels were pretty high due to the lack of a good "zesting" tool. Notice the many scratch marks on the limes...I almost considered using my fingernails instead of the inadequate equipment that I had laying around my kitchen. (No offense meant towards my roommate and her cooking utensils!)
Besides the frosting looking like little piles of white poop, the cupcakes turned out quite tasty. This experiment proved to me three things that I already knew: my kitchen is too small, the lighting in my kitchen is horrible, and baking is always better with alcohol. (Unless you're a minor...in that case, hand that bottle and wooden spoon over to an adult!)
I think I'll continue to play around with taking pictures of cool stuff that happens in the kitchen, but don't expect my blog to go foodie anytime soon. There are more than enough capable food bloggers out there and besides, I have my hands full with Lijit issues.