Strawberries

Strawberries are loved worldwide. The most cultivated and consumed are from the genus-species Fragaria ananassa. Another species grown wildly is the Fragaria Vesca. Wild strawberries were found more than 2000 years. Now, America is the worlds to producer. The earliest strawberries were grown in Brittany, France in the 1950s. Nowadays, people eat strawberries fresh, cooked,…

Onions

The common brown onion that we use daily in our food and cultivate around the world belongs to the genus Allium with the name Allium cepa. There are a lot of ways that you can eat them, raw, pickled, sauteed, boiled, you name it. When raw, it exhibit a pungent smell but becomes savory after…

Chinese Restaurant Curry

Serves 3 The first time I ate curry was the one available from the local Chinese restaurant. It was my neighbor from Colombo who treated us with this meal. Her family was the famous musician and all her siblings could play the piano well. Her favorite song to play was “La Paloma”. Anyway, I went…

Bell Peppers

  Aren’t these peppers pretty? I bet you want to plant this in the garden. I did it last year but it seems that it needs a lot of space to grow healthy. These peppers belong to the species Capsicum. The taste is sweet and crunchy, you can eat it fresh cut on salads. The…

Pacar Cina

Serves 4 This is a dessert that most of Indonesian children loves, Pacar Cina sweet porridge. These are colored tapioca pearls with coconut milk. In Javanese traditional market they combine this with biji salak and sweet rice flour porridge called bubur sum sum. I got some sent from my mother and my daughters always asked…

Eggplants

Todays food photography models are eggplant. It turns out that eggplants are not considered as vegetables but are berries. Eggplants came from India and Bangladesh. They belong to the night shade members together with tomatoes and potatoes. Asian used eggplants as cooking dishes at around 3 A.D. Eggplants are healthy substitute for meat perfect for…

Tomatoes

Spring is here, the weather is warmer and Sakura flowers are visible here and there. Rather than the usual restaurant review, I wanted to share some of my attempt for food photography starting today and the following weeks to come. My debut model are these pretty tomatoes. These are categorized as “globe tomatoes”, the usual…