Monday July 14, 2008
the art of plating a dish
While cooking showcases your skills and culinary prowess, presentation exudes passion and creativity. Take a look at this slide show for inspiration that might guide your next next Seduction Meal. These dishes were prepared by master chefs at James Beard food and wine tasting events--the best source for learning how to perfect this craft.
For more tips on plating a dish, there is a wonderful book called Working the Plate: The Art of Food Presentation by Christopher Styler. Unfortunately, it doesn't share the wonderful meals featured in the book; however, Mr. Styler does a great job of sharing tips and techniques used by many top chefs to create that "wow factor" whether simple or complex.
Speaking of simple (yet elegant), here is an example from an inspiring artist (and perhaps future chef) who truly understands the beauty of presentation. While only ten, his Jello dish is dazzling!