The past couple of weeks have been absolutely manic, with carnivals, birthday parties, food shoots for new companies, coffee dates with dear friends, and preparing for the Big Feastival and a commercial shoot this weekend. I get run down easily so I have been trying to sneak a few more colourful fruit and vegetables into my diet (do they still count drizzled in honey atop french toast?).
^^^ What food photography shoots look like ^^^
^^^ With Graham, Dan and Andrew at Notting Hill ^^^
Somewhere in amidst my ever expanding London bucket list was revisiting the tiny, bustling Maltby Street market in Bermondsey. I met friends for lunch there last Saturday, and gorged myself on the biggest box of puy lentils and spicy mango, much to the disgust of my peers, who chose thick meaty burgers and wraps stuffed with steak and chorizo. From their we lazily wandered through the back streets to the White Cube gallery, to catch the Gilbert and George exhibition being show there until late September. Then off across the river to Dalston to another exhibition (Comic Sans For Cancer now shut) and rather greedily to Street Feast for a late dinner.
^^^ Attempting a Gilbert and George quirky pose outside the exhibition, it’s tougher than it looks! Those two 70 year olds have some posing skills! ^^^
This weekend, whilst fun, will be slightly less social, as I am working through most of it, but I should have some fun photos to share next week.
Catching my eye this week:
I want to do: well it’s not so much a ‘want to do’ as a ‘going to do’ here’s a fascinating recounting of behind the scenes at a food photography shoot by Matt Bites as I will be working on a Christmas advert on Saturday.
^^^ French Toast with Melon and Nectarines ^^^
I want to eat: Before last October I don’t think I had ever eaten Vietnamese food before, but now I just can’t get enough of it, White On Rice Couple’s Vietnamese twist on an American classic, fried chicken, is the perfect dish for an end of summer party.
With this for dessert: I read Skye’s post on gelato with grappa soaked raisins and sugary pine nuts yesterday morning (even the title is so beautiful!), and it’s all I’ve been able to think about ever since, I will have to make that dessert in the next week.
^^^ Banana and Ginger Cake ^^^
This was really interesting: Quick and dirty tips for SEO, something I can’t ever imagine getting my head around! but I will definitely be trying some out some of the Fresh Exchanges recommendations.
Fun Fact Of The Week: Artichokes bloom into beautiful purple flowers! That really surprised me when it happened to the ones at work.
^^^ Artichoke Flowers ^^^