The #photographinghappiness theme this month revolves around food.
My month revolved around soccer and baseball and birthday parties and proms and more birthday parties, leaving little room for foodie-ness.
Instead, this month I have decided to indulge myself in a delicious walk down memory lane. It was actually food photography that led me to become a contributor for Dabble magazine several years ago…a little Quebec brie, a well worn wooden cutting board and some good natural light was enough to give me a chance to travel to France and capture food, wonderful food, from Albi to Honfleur. Fritons de canard, les bulots, coeur de neufchâtel cheese, canard à la rouennaise ( pressed duck ), racine des reglisses…and of course the custom of the trou normand.
So much to learn and so much to photograph. I am by nature rather shy in new situations but within a day, I found myself standing atop a chair in a restaurant in Toulouse, surrounded by amused patrons as I captured a beautifully presented soup…on the floor.
After ten days of extraordinary meals prepared by dedicated and talented chefs, a trip to a five hundred year old wine cellar, a Normandy cooking lesson in Le Havre, dining atop a hill in a medieval village, a renewed appreciation for apples and a love of Calvados and a magical dinner in a Michelin Starred restaurant, I was happily sated.
Well, until the next food adventure appeared. I always have room for just a little bit more.
I do love my food. I hope this comes through in my collection of twelve images this month.
Curious about any of the restaurants, dishes or details I mentioned? Here are the links:
L’Ancienne Auberge in Puycelsi, France
Le Bistro du Port in Honfleur, France
La Bete a pain in Ahuntsic, Montreal
GoldenEye in Oracabessa, Jamaica
For pressed duck, La Couronne in Rouen
For Calvados in Pays d’Auge, Normandy, France
On to July and a new month of images.