Why does it look delish?

I think this is a piece of art this is one of the many designs that a friend makes. Why does it look delish, it looks delish because it looks like a piece of art and guess what it is edible. This is a Jell-O and entirely edible. I personally was shocked when I was told that it was Jell-O because it dose not look like it. It did not only look delish but it smelled amazing. I think we, as human beans not only eat with our mouth but as well with our smell and eye sight.

Edible flower

Edible flower

Texture

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I ordered Singapore rice noodles from a Chinese food restaurant. The food itself is stringy, soft and not too slimy. The texture of the shrimp, chicken and pieces of beef were very tender and solid. Visually because of the quality of the picture they might seem dry but it is more moist

 

 

Civil War food and coffee

ihopTo read the conditions that these soldiers were put under are amazing. Eating under cooked food and not having enough rations to feed someone who is fighting in a war seems taxing on the human body. Coupled with the over consumption of coffee its not a mystery to why these soldiers bodies would tire out. Coffee is known to cause paranoia, muscle pain and heartbeat irregularities. I find it amazing that these soldiers would fight for days on end drinking nothing but coffee without their body effectively shutting down. But I believe that the coffee substitutes gave the soldiers a placebo effect and gave them a comfortable medium.

Why It Looks Delish

WP_20141023_002Here is a breakfast dish known ass eggs benedict. It is an English muffin topped with Canadian bacon, a poached egg, chive, and hollandaise sauce. With the way the picture was taken, viewers can almost get a feel of how it actually tastes. The bright green color of the chives evoke feelings of freshness. The browned tips of the bacon lets us know that it was sautéed somewhat and has a slight crisp to its taste. Along with the bacon being sautéed, the picture also lets us know the muffin was toasted due its crisp brown surface. Finally the hollandaise sauce and runny glow of the poached egg, evokes the sensation of a soggy (for lack of a better word) yet firm egg with a creamy hollandaise sauce.

Taking pictures of food

I don’t see a problem with taking pictures of food. Although it is an ongoing phenomenon there is a lot of merit in doing so. Taking pictures of your food can document a great meal that you have eaten accompanied by great memories. Also it can portray a bad meal that you had that you want to forget. The article has showed me different ways people can utilize this activity. A food diary is a very creative idea. But I also think that spending ample amounts of time trying to find the right angle for a photo of food is ridiculous. But sometimes a meal is so well made that you have to appreciate the effort put into the dish.

Why Does It Look Delish?

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In an antique shop a couple of months ago, I came across some variously shaped vintage pastry molds. So last week I decided to take them out and put them to use. I made lemon buttermilk bundt cakes. While all of them are made from the same batter, I chose to finish them differently for some added appeal. I think there are several factors that make these cakes look delicious, the combination of the three shapes together, the contrast between the color of the powdered sugar and the golden brown baked color of the stars, as well as the contrast offered by the design of the glaze against the sprinkling of powdered sugar. When serving these, knowing that the taste of each would be exactly the same, everyone reached for a different cake, only proving to me that “delicious” doesn’t necessarily look the same to all.

Picturing Breakfast

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I have always been taught that breakfast is the most important meal in a day. This is because it’s the meal that gets you through the morning hours until lunch, which, in turn, gets you through a few more hours until a quick snack time, before finally arriving home for a nice dinner with the family. Being raised in the Philippines, I have been accustomed to heavy breakfast sets that usually included fried garlic rice (called sinangag), a sunny-side egg and a choice of meat, typically a serving of cured sausage (longanisa), beef (tapa) or salted fish (tuyo), or for a more urbanized version, a choice between hotdogs or corned beef. It’s already a lot, but often times, these meals are concluded with a serving of fruit. And then a mandatory glass of milk or juice. No wonder my Mom lets us walk to school.

So imagine my wonder when I found out about American breakfasts. Cereal, for one. Or perhaps two slices of toasted bread with jam. Or the very convenient protein shake. It’s very minimal, but frequently covers a good chunk of a day’s required nutrient intake. Fruits have become a good staple, and the variety seemed endless due to New York having four seasons instead of Manila’s two. I wouldn’t say that American breakfasts are unhealthy or lacking, but perhaps it can amount to that if one doesn’t choose carefully from the large spread of choices accessible out there.

In my opinion, a breakfast should be nutritious and filling. It should cover the basic food groups without being too heavy that it turns one to be lethargic. A serving of fruit or vegetable is a must, as I find these to be very helpful in keeping me up and filled without that sluggish feeling. As for liquids, milk and 100% juices for kids, and teas for adults. I find that coffee is habit forming, so as much as possible, I stay away from it.

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Oreo Cheesecake!

One of the most used food clichés is that “we, first, eat with our eyes” which is mostly true since all of our senses must be satisfied in order to fully enjoy any type of food. A culinary or confectionery dish is easily found intriguing based on how it appeals to viewers. The presentation as well as the ingredients involved evokes the flavor qualities of the dish which can create an illusion of a predicted taste of a delicious meal. The photograph that I have posted is an Oreo cheesecake that my sister and I made for my mother’s birthday. The cheesecake is an original, creamy base that is mixed with Oreo crumbs. Then, it is poured into lined ramekins with an Oreo cookie crust. But, the best part is the garnishes added to the chilled cheesecake. It is topped with a crème Chantilly and a lightly sweetened, chocolate whipped cream. This is decorated with an Oreo cookie that is frosted with gold luster dust which is an edible, colored dust in order to give it an artistic shine. I managed to change the simplicity of a dessert like cheesecake into a gourmet dessert by my presentation which emphasized the textures, flavors, and ingredients; causing it to look incredibly delicious.

Why Does It Look Delish?

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What are the qualities that communicate deliciousness? In my opinion, this question is best answered through one’s stomach AND one’s mind. While looking at this photo of Baby Back Ribs in Sweet Vinegar Sauce, the first thing that catches my attention is how the light seemingly accentuates the sweet glaze bathing over and around the ribs. From the top, one can see how each rib is deliciously highlighted to give a sense of the meat’s tenderness and juiciness, and (quite possibly too) how satisfying it would feel inside one’s mouth and then, later on, one’s belly. The star anise and garlic, spread all across the plate, adds to it’s olfactory profile, hinting at it’s oriental and savory fragrance, encouraging images of satiation and enjoyment, or, simply, a sudden craving for a bowl of steaming jasmine rice. On the other hand, the pops of green brought about by fresh parsley, gives a nice contrast to the earthy tones of the dish, making it whole, hearty and definitely appetizing.

Breakfast

Do people really think about breakfast when they have to wake up at 5am and catch the train by 6am? Hmm well the thing they consider as breakfast would be coffee a yogurt to eat it at their way to work or class. As many would know breakfast is the most important meal of the day because thats whats going to keep you in full strength till your next meal that would be lunch or dinner. I usually get a cup of coffee and add some cream to it and that will be till I get something better to eat later on. But lets say if I have the time to make some breakfast I will definitely make some pancakes eggs and bacon and that meal will keep you starting your day the best way possible. I think breakfast can be used in many ways as fun to eat, but some people don’t like to have such a heavy breakfast because maybe they won’t digest it properly because its too early.IMG_0256