Love to eat

It’s a lousy blogger who …

Posted: May 14th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Everyday | 1 Comment »

… obsesses over eating, lives to eat, dreams of eating, and aspires to write about eating when not eating, but is a complete failure at taking photos of the food.

While I enjoy food porn as much as the next person, I’m just no good at making it myself. I think of being a tourist: camera sashed around the neck, snapping away ceaselessly, making a futile attempt to capture the fleeting magic of a moment. Or maybe it’s because when a glorious plate is presented to me, the last thing I think about is taking a picture. I lose my ability to think as a good blogger might, when said glorious plate overwhelms my senses. But those little cameras are everywhere and I commend those with the iron will to take a moment, stifle the urge to become immediately immersed, and snap one digital moment for posterity.

Here’s an example.

pizza al taglio

These are photos of my favorite pizza al taglio (pizza by the cut) place in Rome. Quite full and in a cherry tomato and chicory stupor, I managed to snap a couple of the storefront and the front counter on my way out. No pizza in sight.

Another example.

Clean plates at the now defunct Txori. Yup, it was beautiful and delicious. Honest.  Take my word for it.

Final example.

… and here’s an example of a moment when I was able to take pause. I present the impromptu holiday cheeseball, which may become a family tradition. In a drunken fit of inspiration after hours and hours of cooking the holiday feast, I was inspired to raid my parents pantry to see if a cheeseball of Hickory Farms proportions could be constructed. Behold. Much tastier than it looks. The folks even had Ritz crackers and a meat stick.

One Comment on “It’s a lousy blogger who …”

  1. 1 Dylan said at 11:28 AM on May 17th, 2010:

    I feel the same way about my bike rides. It’s hard to stop staring long enough to take a picture of the mountain you just climbed, the ocean you just reached, or the wildlife you’re riding near.

    I like your blog. It’s making me hungry. ;-)

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