Starting a food blog involved learning a couple of new tricks.
Cooking of course I was already familiar with. I have had a passion for cooking ever since I was little and I have been catering for over 11 years now. Gradually, my cooking-style changed from Mediterranean to modern-Caribbean. And I am happy it did. It is great to cook with all the fresh ingredients from the area and I am learning new things each day.
I also learned, eventually, to master WordPress. Yes it’s easy, but only once you know the tricks. It took quite a bite out of my patience to get to know those tricks I tell you. Just ask my colleagues..
What I really like is the food photography & styling part. Every new recipe needs an even better picture. Sometimes it is easy and I have the perfect shot in 10 minutes, sometimes it is more difficult to find the right angle or composition and I can be struggling for what seems like forever on a single picture. But when I (finally) get that perfect shot, happy days!
Of course I was flattered when the Avila Hotel asked me to shoot their new menu. Which means that someone, besides me, likes my food pics. Yeah!! 2 Years ago, the Avila chefs started the ambitious project of turning their old-fashioned menu into modern-Caribbean cuisine. In their creative ‘Taste of the Region’ menu they use local ingredients when possible. Each dish is prepared with eye for detail and beautifully plated.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to taste any of it that day, because I was too busy with the photo shoot. So, I went back. This time without camera and with an empty stomach. I filled it with homemade beef Pastrami with Pickled Veggies, delicious Hart of Palm Fettuccini with Mushrooms and Gin & Tonic infused Watermelon. Delicious!
I hope you enjoy the pictures and moreover, make sure to go the Avila Hotel to try their new menu.
And if you ever need a food photographer, you know where to find me.
Have a great week!