I just realised that is is a year ago that I did my first Weekend Cooking blog entry. The sad thruth is that while we have cooked some fabulous and beautiful dishes over the last year, we have not photographed them properly. Guess the food was too good and was eaten immediately.
In the weekend of the first of April I set myself to cook for a large group of guests however and while I photoblogged the progress of the cooking effort with quick images from by blackberry to facebook, I decided ta ask business partner Guillo Grant to take proper shots of the great food we had for the guest.
I had done a Marseille Boullabaise preparing everything from scratch, from julienning the carrots to preparing the fishbroth, the roulle, and eventually the soup. Accoding to one source there are already over 280 recipes for Boullabaisse, I just added one more. One of the greatest compliments was most probably of a friend who is also a profesional caterer who said she could "taste the Origin in the boullabaise" My son Gio offered the style the plate, and did a wonderful job, business partner Guillo took the perfect photograph.
My niece Isabella meanwhile had spend most of the day preparing exquisite desserts, Chocolate Ravioli filled with Mascarpone and White Chocolate, and a Tarte Tartin, of course they had to be captured too, my sister did the the Boozy Chocolate-Orange Profiteroles and the foodstyling and again Guillo took the perfect picture
What an amazing pictures, what amazing food, the guest were full of praise and to me it was the perfect trio, "Careful Cooking, Perfect Picture, Enjoy Eating", you can translate it to "Live, Love, Be Happy"
Chocolate Ravioli with Mascarpone and White Chocolate Filling, Tarte Tartin and Boozy Chocolate-Orange Profiteroles