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Cookery books and all that jazz
15-MAY-2010

Cookery books and all that jazz

I love cookery books, gardening books, photography books. I love
leafing through the pages, looking at the pictures and dreaming
that one day I'll be able to produce an end product like the
one I'm looking at.
I really enjoyed Nigel Slater's The Kitchen Diaries. I liked how he
prepared dishes from whatever ingredients he had to hand, and
while I don't think I followed any of the recipes, it gave me the
confidence to improvise and to substitute ingredients if
I didn't have everything specified in a recipe.

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Fay Stout16-Jun-2010 01:13
You have the knack of taking the simple things, putting them together and producing a masterpiece. And I'm sure you must do the same with food...
Aren't cookbooks grand! You can never have too many!
laine19-May-2010 22:51
I love your still life...and cookery books too, they are both inspiring!!
lisamidi16-May-2010 20:58
Excellent still life, classical and yet modern! bv
Keith O'Brien16-May-2010 12:59
Excellent lighting, wonderful still life. V
Neal Nye16-May-2010 11:25
An image filled with the promise of good things to come. Lovely!
Stephanie16-May-2010 09:52
Wonderful still life Mairead! I love cook books too! :)
Ann...16-May-2010 08:58
That is something I could never do - follow a recipe, let alone substitute ingredients!!

Lovely still life.
Alan K16-May-2010 08:46
Very clever composition! The wooden table adds to the traditional kitchen feel as well.
Phillip Normanton16-May-2010 08:32
As sure as apples is apples... or something :o)
lou_rozensteins16-May-2010 08:20
Lovely still life. the contents and life are excellent. Well done.
heather16-May-2010 07:05
Beautiful image! V
Ursula Armstrong16-May-2010 07:01
such a nice still life (I love apples). Uschi (V)
Colin Storey16-May-2010 06:40
Wondefulstill life image. v
January Grey16-May-2010 03:53
I always enjoy your still life captures, Mairead. This one is really lovely! V~
pkocinski15-May-2010 22:52
Awesome still life! I love getting my cooking magazines each month and of course anything having to do with photography :-)
Patricia Kay15-May-2010 22:36
Beautifully composed image Mairead...when it gets close to stocking up on food...I tend to do meals with whats at hand...a good time to experiment...BV
Blandine Mangin15-May-2010 21:42
une très jolie nature morte ! very beautiful ! v
slhoornstra15-May-2010 21:37
A charming composition, old fashioned and nostalgic. I take the ingredients and not the measurements, much better that way. V
Máire Uí Mhaicín15-May-2010 21:03
That is exactly the attitude I like to take with food.
Some cookery books have you running to the shops with long lists of ingredients.
The ones that inspire you to use what you have in your cupboards already are special indeed.
Kevin Chester15-May-2010 20:43
Great still life, the sort of thing I would like to paint........ If I could paint ;-)
Doug Cruden15-May-2010 20:33
I like the title - good association! I'm with you, I love wishing and imagining that I'm better than I am in the kitchen...and with a camera...and in the garden!! Nicely composed, and lovely lighting
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