food porn

Bacon Roses = Genius

Whoever thought of this up is pure genius and should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  I mean seriously, I think Bacon can solve a lot of the world’s problems, and Bacon Roses?!, hell, if someone that I was pissed off with, gave me bacon roses, then, it’s water under the bridge, as they say.

This is EPIC-ness to the umpteenth degree.

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E-P-I-C

Random Flickr photo of the day – September 28, 2012

This was sort of an ad I did for a friend of a friend that owned a bakery. We did an impromtpu shoot of her cakes and what not, some of it ended up in their website. I wasn’t commisioned to do the ad, but I thought it would’ve been fun anyway, and this particular picture was one of my favorites from that shoot.

Sadly, the product itself is not edible, as it was simply made to look pretty.

http://www.woodlandbakery.com/

You know you want it...

Nikon D700
Nikkor 24-70mm
SB900

Random Flickr Photo of the Day – September 20, 2012

Cheesecake is probably my single most favorite piece of dessert, EVER.  I need to have different cheesecakes at different places whenever possible.  I’ve had hundreds of slices all over, and while some are better than others, nothing really stood out.  None was perfect, until that faithful weekend in May of 2009.  It was during a trip to Philadelphia, to eat at Morimoto’s restaurant, we had some hours to kill before our scheduled reservations for dinner that night, so my friend and I took a tour around Philly.  We stumbled upon Darling’s Famous Homemade cheesecakes, and I just needed to try this place.  They had a variety of flavours, but I ended up picking the Banana’s Foster Cheesecake.  I also have a thing for Banana flavoured foods.

That first bite was just magical, I have found at the time the perfect cheesecake.  It’s funny too, that I found it in Philly, and not in NYC.  Each silky smooth creamy bite easily glided down my throat, that hint of banana flavour tickling my taste buds, just utter epic-ness.  Dare I say, I had a mini-crisis while eating this perfection.  I must admit, it wasn’t much too look at, but like a book, never judge it by it’s cover.

Banana's foster cheesecake

Pure Epic-ness
Nikon D700
Nikkor 24mm
1/200 sec.
f/2.8
ISO 1600

 

Sadly, this was unseated earlier this year as the best cheesecake.  That throne now belongs to a place up in Vancouver.  Maybe another time, i’ll tell you about it.

Random Flickr photo of the day – September 13, 2012

I love food, espcially when it’s the good variety. Putting each bite in your mouth is like Christmas morning. Great food will give you a flavor explosion with each bite.

Bill’s Special Baked Meatloaf with Hickory-Smoked Bacon and Tomato Chutney is just that, a flavor explosion with each bite. The name, also a mouthful, says it all. I don’t go that crazy over meatloaf, but this one is truly an exception.

This can be ordered in NYC’s NoHo star, a semi-small spot in lower Manhattan, Bill’s Special Baked Meatloaf with Hickory-Smoked Bacon and Tomato Chutney is just one of the many interesting items on the menu. One of my other favorites is Squid Salad.

Bill's Special Baked Meatloaf with Hickory-Smoked Bacon and Tomato Chutney

Nikon D700
Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8
1/30 sec.
f/4.0
ISO 4000

Random Flickr Photo of the Day

Apologies for the absense of this post. I got caught up with work and a few other personal chores. But now back to our regularly scheduled randomness.

This was again, shot in 2009, when my buddy and I went all out and ate at Morimoto’s Restaurant in Philadelphia. I shot it from the entrance vestibule looking in, as it does have that ‘wow’ factor when you walk in. With changing colors on the lights, and a wavy, aquatic feel to the place. I just wish I didn’t include that thing in the middle, it sort of is a bit distracting, ok, it is distracting. Hopefully i’ll get another chance at dining there again. It is one of the best food experiences i’ve ever had, and I don’t even care I paid $250.00 for my half of the bill.

IT WAS THAT GOOD…

The restaurant interior

Morimoto’s interior.
Nikon D700
Nikkor 24mm f/2.8
1/25
f/2.8
ISO 4500

Random Flickr Photo of The Day

Thanksgiving, possibly my favorite holiday.  Food,football and Black Friday all form to make it one fantastical weekend.  I enjoy eating food as much as I like photographing them, and this particular one was our dessert selections for that night.  To the left was a caramel apple cheesecake a friend of mine made for me.  It was quite delectable, and is one of the best cheesecakes i’ve had.  To the right, pecan pie my mother made.  with the right amount of sweetness, it made for a great companion with coffee.  In essense this was the double team of dessert deliciousness.

Dessert

Taken with a Nikon D700 with a Nikkor Micro 60mm F/2.8