Hey there! I missed you! You may have guessed it already, I am most definitely not a multi-tasker. Certainly when it comes to shooting a cookbook and blogging at the same time. It just doesn’t work for me, I tried, I really did, several times. Approaching the last few cycles, I finally managed to escape my parallel universe consisting of my kitchen, pantry and props storage. Food shopping, styling, cooking or baking, food styling, shooting, doing the dishes, post-processing – and again. And again. Close to 100 times.
Tell me, what is the very first thing you think of, when you see or hear the word “woodruff”? Probably the same I connect it with, a pretty nasty green color. For sure if you grew up in the 70s and 80s.
A simple sentence with an unimaginable impact. A couple of years ago I inconsiderately suggested something along the lines of “What do you think, should we try to bake our own sourdough bread?”
Why do people perceive a recipe as too simple, too plain, too few ingredients? Why does everything have to be complicated or multi-layered? Sometimes beauty lies in simplicity. A clean and pure flavor – based on excellent ingredients – is all it takes to make your taste-buds happy buds.
I think I already mentioned that we we’re lucky to attend an Olympus photography workshop (upon invitation) in Ireland a few months ago. And while I’m a dedicated Nikon user when it comes to shooting food, said experience did definitely wet my appetite for the new generation of mirror-less cameras.
Since our dear friends Hande & Theo left Munich and moved to Rome a couple of years ago we try to focus on the positive aspect of having dear friends in Italy and neglect the fact that we miss them every so often. Naturally, we keep visiting each other as often as possible and when we do, we concentrate on the most important things in life – having a great time and eating our fare share of Italian cuisine. When we returned from our latest trip, it dawned on me that I never actually covered Roman favorites and discoveries on this blog – which will be remedied immediately!