Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Power of Plating

I've been able to spend a lot of time at my parents' house during my maternity leave and one of the constants there is beautiful food.  It's always delicious and, even for a casual, thrown-together dinner, it's always beautifully plated.  My parents have collected a great set of serving dishes over their 35 years of marriage and meals at "home" (whether formal or informal) are always served up beautifully.  It has me thinking about the serving dishes Jesse and I own and how I can make the meals I cook as visually appealing as possible.  Here are a few shots from some tasty meals with my family in New York.  None of them are staged.  Not even the one with the New York Times in the background.

Various occasions for cheese, crackers, and other hors d'oeuvres:

Breakfast on the back porch:

...and various other delicious meals, all served up simply and beautifully:

This is making me crave my dad's cooking and a dinner on the back porch at my sweet childhood home.  It's also making me think about investing in solid, classic pieces instead of buying cheap or trendy melamine platters at Target or Home Goods each season.  Stay simple & stay hungry!

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