Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Lying Liars are Lying

So now we're starting to get to the place where we start to lie about our food.

Rotisserie Chicken

Nice looking chicken, right? It filled the house with incredible aromas as it roasted in the oven, garnished with herbs and lemon.

Well, no. This is actually a Costco rotisserie chicken. So sue us.

Listen, you can't cook every day, so we bought a Costco bird (you know how yummy they are), tossed it in a roasting pan, added some herbs and bit of seared lemon and voila! - instant visual roast chicken bonanza.

So, is it really lying to present it this way? I don't think so - in fact you could serve this to company and they'd never be the wiser.

The Food

Well, there's not much to say about the food that hasn't already been said, but the lesson I learned from this is that you can take store bought food and very easily dress it up to be presentable to company.

Rotisserie Chicken

The Photography

Rotisserie Chicken Lighting
Three lights again, but this time I pointed the Vivitar at the wall, since it puts out the most light. I also pointed the 430EX right at the chicken (form the left rear) without an reflector or brolly to try to generate some specular highlights.

Nothing particularly creative here, but it's effective.

Lessons Learned
  1. A few herbs can go a long way to dressing up a dish
  2. Store bought food can be served to company if you style it a bit

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