the art of plating

If I couldn’t be a chef, then my second career choice would be a food stylist.  Food stylists use their culinary degrees not to cook, but to combine the culinary arts with science in order to prepare food that looks appetizing either on paper or on film.  Of course, making food look pretty isn’t as easy as it sounds.  It’s probably just as hard as making food taste good =P  A real chef has to master both.  After all, a dish that tastes good may not look that nice, and just cause a dish looks nice, doesn’t mean it tastes good. 

Since we tend to eat with our eyes first, food styling plays a very important role in the culinary world.  Learning how to plate food is an integral part of becoming a real chef.  So now that all of us know how to make food taste good, this week we got to practice on making food look good.  Take a look for yourself and if you find yourself hungry and drooling by the end, then I’ve done my job =P


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