Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Black and White Wednesday #3

There was another superb showing for last weeks Black and White Wednesday and if you haven't managed to take a look, I certainly encourage you to do so. For this week, my monochromatic attention has been directed to another food love of my life, cheese and in particular Caciocavallo.

caciocavallo© by Haalo


Caciocavallo shares some similarities to the more well known Provolone but it's a cheese that was at one stage threatened with extinction - it's now been recognised with a DOP. It was originally made just in Puglia but you can find variations of it in other Southern Italian states.

This is an aged cheese and I think that shot in b&w that sense of ageing really comes through - that this has sat for some time in the cool and dark and slowly matured.


Remember, if you'd like to join in head over to Susan's site and acquaint yourself with the rules.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Weekend Herb Blogging #294 Hosting


Weekend Herb Blogging comes to Melbourne where Anh from A Food Lover's Journey will be our gracious host.

If you would like to join in, these are the simple rules:

You have the week to post about any herb, vegetable, fruit, flower, nut, grain, seed in fact, if it is plant based then it's eligible. Your post can be informative - spotlight a particular ingredient and/or include a recipe where your chosen ingredient is one of the primary ingredients in the recipe.

As always entries should be submitted by the following times:
  • 3pm Sunday - Utah Time
  • 10pm Sunday - London Time
  • 11pm Sunday - Rome Time
  • 7am Monday - Melbourne (AUS) Time

Send your posts to anhnguyen118 AT gmail DOT com
with WHB#294 in the subject line and the following details:
  • Your name
  • Your Blog Name/URL
  • Your Post URL
  • Your location
  • A photo: 300px wide

You can also keep up with the Italian version of Weekend Herb Blogging - this week Marta from Viaggiare รจ un po’ come mangiare will be hosting.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Black and White Wednesday #2

There was a brilliant turn out last week for the first Black and White Wednesday, created and curated by Susan from The Well-Seasoned Cook, that it would seem a shame not to find something for this week.

For me, the professional kitchen is an environment made for black and white photography. The combination of metal and crisp white uniform comes alive when you remove the distraction of colour - you can then just focus on the details.


whisking© by haalo


Here the chef is preparing a sabayon - a laborious process of furious whisking. It's all about technique, keeping your elbow in the right position.

This was taken with a favourite lens - Nikkor 80mm, a digital conversion using the b&w adjustment layer in Photoshop with custom settings.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Weekend Herb Blogging #293 Hosting


It's lovely to welcome back Chriesi from Almond Corner who returns to host this edition of Weekend Herb Blogging.

To participate:

The rules are simple - post about any herb, fruit, seed, nut, vegetable, flower or plant. Your post can be informative, spotlight a particular ingredient and/or include a recipe where your chosen ingredient is one of the primary ingredients in the recipe.

Entries must be submitted by:
  • 3pm Sunday - Utah Time
  • 10pm Sunday - London Time
  • 11pm Sunday - Rome Time
  • 7am Monday - Melbourne (Aus) Time

Send your email to almondcorner AT gmail DOT com with WHB#293 in the subject line and the following details:
  • Your Name
  • Your Blog Name/URL
  • Your Post URL
  • Your Location
  • Attach a photo: 300px wide

You can also keep track of the Italian version of WHB - this week, it is hosted by Graziana from Erbe in Cucina.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Black and White Wednesday #1

As soon as I read Susan's post announcing the start of Black and White Wednesday I knew that I would have to join in. Black and White photography is my first love and shooting with black and white film fills me with joy that no digital camera has ever come close to matching.

The idea of the event is that you post (on a wednesday) a b&w food related image - it can be digital or film and for this photo I've gone old school - agfa apx 400 with a Nikon F2


service© by Haalo


taken in the heat of service - there's a flurry of action, from the fish station at the front, to the focused attention at the pass as plates are ready to be served.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Weekend Herb Blogging #292 Hosting


This week Rachel from The Crispy Cook will be kindly hosting Weekend Herb Blogging.

The rules are simple - post about any herb, fruit, nut, seed, vegetable, flower or plant. Your post can be informative, spotlight a particular ingredient and/or include a recipe where your chosen ingredient is one of the primary ingredients in the recipe.

Entries must be submitted by:
  • 3pm Sunday - Utah Time
  • 10pm Sunday - London Time
  • 11pm Sunday - Rome Time
  • 7am Monday - Melbourne (Aus) Time
Send your posts to oldsaratogabooks AT gmail DOT com
with WHB#292 in the subject line and the following details:
  • Your name
  • Your Blog/URL
  • Your Post URL
  • Your Location
  • Attach a Photo: 250px wide
Don't forget you can also keep up with the Italian version of Weekend Herb Blogging - this week, it's hosted by the wonderful Brii from Briiblog

Monday, July 04, 2011

Weekend Herb Blogging #291 Hosting


Weekend Herb Blogging is heading over to Vienna where it will be hosted by the wonderful Astrid from Paulchen's Foodblog.

To participate:

The rules are simple - post about any herb, fruit, seed, nut, vegetable, flower or plant. Your post can be informative, spotlight a particular ingredient and/or include a recipe where your chosen ingredient is one of the primary ingredients in the recipe.

Entries must be submitted by:
  • 3pm Sunday - Utah Time
  • 10pm Sunday - London Time
  • 11pm Sunday - Rome Time
  • 7am Monday - Melbourne (Aus) Time

Send your email to foodblog AT paulchens DOT org
with WHB#291 in the subject and the following details:
  • Your Name
  • Your Blog Name/URL
  • Your Post URL
  • Your Location
  • A photo: 400px wide

Don't forget you can also keep track of the Italian version of Weekend Herb Blogging - this week it is hosted by Libera from Accanto al Camino

Saturday, July 02, 2011

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