All posts tagged: Food Porn

Luxurious, mass-produced or rather self-made

Eat your cuttlery! It is stylish, saves the planet, and you can make it yourself in any forms you wish. Edible spoons have gained attention outside of the world of cocktail partys as an Indian, Narayana Peesapaty, sees a possibility to reduce plastic waste in India by turning edible spoons into a commodity; currently, consumption of one-time-use plastic cuttlery is high and their substitution by edible spoons could pronouncedly decrease the total plastic consumption of this country. This is of course a very inspiring and yummy idea! In any case, edible spoons are nowadays everywhere (they are not copryright protectable) – here some examples:

The Best Food Porn 2015

With a day and some hours remaining till the new year, it is time to waste some minutes on things that really don‘t matter before focusing on the important issues in life again; let‘s talk about food porn! In contrast to general photography, no official gremium(/-a) exist(s) that elect the most relevant shots of the last year (if you are interested in general photography awards, look for example here, here, and here). However, the food porn movement is starting to get there. Last year, the Berlin food week in end of September/ beginning of October picked ‚food porn‘ for the first time as its theme. A date you should mark in your calendar for 2016, as it is gonna be repeated! As part of the fair, the best food porn photographs get awarded. Among the winners was – as reported by EyeEm – ‚yinyin‘ with his picture of grilling fish: Also,  also this contribution by ‚urban poetry‘ made it among the top selection: Now, of course, determining the best food porn is tricky , as …

On the spotlight: Smørrebrød

Once upon a time in Denmark, somebody had the idea of declaring bread with butter a national dish. And ever since, Danes claim to be the unique inventors of bread (in particular rye bread) with butter. The art of decorating traditional Smørrebrød has been documented in beautifull pictures by quite some people. One of the best ones, you can find on the web, is this guy: http://www.danishsandwich.com/p/smrrebrd-recipe-list.html The site gives you tons of decorating tips for Smørrebrød; a task which can easily turn into a hobby… Also, for all none-Danes around you, recipes to make your own rye-bread at home are included as well. So much talking about Smørrebrød makes me hungry, so I am gonna have some now… Smørrebrød is by the way very delicious! Here the original stuff on display in Denmark:  

Pastel de Belém

When visiting Portugal, I was told I had to try a Portuguese pastry called the Pastel de Nata. In particular, I needed to try the original called the Pastel de Belém produced in the Belém civil parish of  Lisbon. After visiting the Tower of  Belém and seeing the final resting place of a Vasco da Gama in Jerónimos Monastery,  I stumbled across a long line outside of a bakery called the Fábrica de Pastéis de Belém. ‘Aha,’ I thought to myself. ‘I found the bakery.’ I saw a group of British teenagers eating the last of a large box that they purchased. One was sucking the powdered sugar off of his fingers before telling the others he was going back in line for more. To be honest, I debated slightly if I felt like waiting in the summer heat, but the the line was surprisingly fluid and I took the plunge. After about 10 minutes, I was by the counter trying to communicate with my fingers (unfortunately Portuguese is not my forte)  the amount I wanted in front of a …