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Thursday, May 22, 2008
As you know, I’m doing all the cooking, writing and photographing for the Steamy Kitchen cookbook.
Today, I’m taking a photo of Grilled Pineapple with Chocolate Coconut Rum Sauce for the book, and I thought I’d let you take a peek into one of the most idiotic things I have to do in order to get the most perfect shot for the book.
A couple of things make shooting this dish difficult:
So, I concluded that things would be so much easier if I had a food fluffer. (And yeah, I know what a fluffer is) But a FOOD fluffer would be there to drizzle the chocolate sauce on the pineapple, sprinkle the coconut flakes, nudge each skewer in place.
After just a couple minutes in the muggy Florida weather, the coconut was looking a little limp.
Simply put, I really wished that I had someone to fluff my coconuts today.
Then, I could have concentrated on cooking and photographing!
Ok, here’s the video…Just don’t laugh too hard!
Sorry for the delay…I’m not quite ready yet, as I want to make sure that I had at least 1/3 of the recipes ready before we even begin testing. I’ll let you know asap when I’m ready!