I almost tried sweetbreads during the offal challenge. This looks tasty, maybe I'll give it a shot soon.
Fine looking plate GM.. It's Friday so I am celebrating by firing up the grill.. smoking 4 chicken breast with rib meat (bone in skin on) that I rubbed with spices. Two foil wrapped baked potatoes with butter and garlic salt. Made a mess of cole slaw (I like it more acidic so plenty of apple cider vinegar).. On a whim I decided to roast a whole head of elephant garlic and I'm going to bake up some corn bread. Pictures to follow!
I like it, in the sense that it is much less pungent than regular garlic. I'd consider it closer to something like an onion but it has that unmistakable flavor of garlic. I let the grill get a little hotter than I wanted but here's what the bulbs looked like. Honestly what I will end up doing is using this as almost a garlic butter to spread on some toasted bread
Thanks Mimi - the stuffing is bacon, onion, garlic, jalapeno, one egg, bread crumbs and a little cheese. I softened the peppers under heat so I could get the stuffing in - they are sturdy peppers.
Poblano is quite good. I couldn't finish mine so for breakfast I'll slice it and brown it in a little butter. My wife cleaned hers out so she's out of luck.
Almost looks like a mole, but the purple is unmistakably wine. Really interesting that your color temps are really warm on the left and cool on the right!
What are you claiming as yours? The audacity for any artist, particularly a food artist to say they have a style and then attempt some ownership over that, is astounding to me.
I think you've misinterpreted my comment. My food isn't worth copying. I like it. That's all that counts, really.
You're very right about the colors, they are almost perfectly complementary, not that I aimed for that. This was an experiment and I'm going to refine it. Incredible match of several tastes!
Not the usual risotto as it contains no butter nor cheese but a little yoghurt instead to add some acidity and to tone down the strong chervil. The excess of butter is in the beurre rouge that matches so wel with tuna, beurre rouge is the unidentical twin of beurre blanc.
How did you achieve that? I am thinking you are perhaps playing with compositing since I cannot imagine that you could light a shot like that without the color temp affecting the product.
Edit: Maybe a bit of the group leaking into this thread but I was intrigued by what you did here.. maybe over analysis but the plate positioning made me feel things were imbalanced but when I broke into the rule of thirds.. things became more clear. You're creating a tension here. Again, I could be looking way to deep into this but since I know you concern yourself with such things I figured I'd play along.
I always try to keep in mind a few of the "rules" as mentioned in the group. However, this time it was more aiming at this crazy opposition of the two complementary colors. Opposition makes things interesting and arouse curiosity.
Note; you will find a warm red background light on the left part of the picture and a cold lighting on the right part. That's simply because I have led lights under my kitchen cabinets and a set of traditional small spotlights built in the hood at the left side. Kind of a weird combination where red-ish background light of the hood bleeds in the cold led lighting.
Edit; it would have been a much better composition if the 3 pieces of tuna were not halfway "undersauced" at all. I should have put a little less sauce to just cover the right half of the risotto and then placed the tuna on top, uncovered. That would have looked a lot better. Ah well, next time.
This is turning into a more complex discussion, longer and more elaborate than should be discussed here I think. Having said that:
Creativity is a weird thing. Sometimes you need parameters to spark problem solving or thinking outside the box -to use an oft use phrase. Too much freedom can paralyze the mind.
I don't think I've ever met an "artist" with a body of work that doesn't have a message, concept, or idea that defines their art. Even Jackson Pollack had something behind his paint drippings. This idea isn't confined to just the visual arts. Creativity crosses all boundaries. That's not to say someone can't just randomly do what floats into their mind. Free association etc etc. and still be legitimate. I won't count the flakey girl in art school that proclaimed that everything she touches is "art."
Sometimes you need lines so you can color outside of them; Know the rules before you break them.