We Eat with Our Eyes
We often forget how much the presentation of food has a lot with our enjoyment of food. Little details such dramatic colored plates. Addition fresh herbs in a artistic arrangement can enhance our enjoyment of a meal. The budget level of the meal has little to do with the end result which should always be the enjoyment. To master of food presentation you will need a few basic tools. The most useful tools is your creativity and hands.
This equipment list below is similar to the equipment used in professional kitchens but can be purchased inexpensively:
Culinary tweezers in different sizes
Various knives and scalpels for carving fruits and vegetables
Choppers for fruits and vegetables
Molds and rings – variety of forms
Spoons, forceps, needles
Spatulas and brushes for decoration
Some easy rules that can help your food presentation are:
Do not overloaded the plate with food. The plate surface should appear full even if that means using a smaller plate. Try to leave space at the outer part of the plate along the edge. Create color contrast on the plate. Mix large and small, soft and crunchy, bright and dark colors. Do not overdo with sauces, rather served them separately.
Finally pay attention to portion size because this will help better manage food waste reduction management as well as for the controlling of costs. Let loose your inner creative self and enjoy fellow Gastronomer.