My mother-in-law was visiting and I had prepared a meal of pickerel, quinoa and asparagus. When I plated the food, she thought it looked so lovely that she took a picture. That got me thinking about the importance of presentation and how it influences the joy of eating. Ever since then I have been taking pictures of some of my meals and in doing so, it has enhanced the care, effort, attention and pleasure I put into my food. I feel proud of a meal I consider picture worthy and as a result I eat slower, with more appreciation and with all of my senses.
Are your meals worthy of a picture? Do they exude color, vitality and energy? Do they look delicious, healthy and vibrant? Would you share them with others? Are you proud of what you are eating?
You do not have to be a great cook or create extravagant meals for them to be picture worthy. As long as you put love and care into your meals, they should look great and taste even better!
Start taking pictures of your meals (I’d love to see them) and see how it enhances your relationship with food.