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Chat - WHAT'S ON THE MENU? - Weekly comp 27 Aug - 2 Sept
« on: August 26, 2012, 08:27:48 AM »
Chat, WHAT'S ON THE MENU?

This week I would like you all to take a photograph that would look good on a restaurant (or cafe) menu. Anything from your local greasy spoon to a mitchelin star restaurant . This could be an actual food photograph (a starter, soup, main, dessert, hor's deuvres, drinks etc) or a picture that might look good on the front of the menu (to represent the restaurant/cafe itself) i.e. a sea view for a fish restaurant, a counrty kitchen for a local, smaller cafe etc.
 
No PP restrictions.

Pictures to be taken between 00.01am Monday 27th August 2012 to 23:59 Sunday 2 September 2012 .
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 3 September 2012.
Poll will be up Tuesday 4 September 2012.
Winner to be announced Saturday 8th September 2012.

The Rules for the weekly competition are...

By entering you agree to take responsibility to
Post a topic on the Sunday following your declared win
Create an entries thread
Create a chat thread
Create a poll for that weeks comp and declare the winner on the Saturday
(if for any reason there is a problem and no subject is posted by the winner by Monday night admin will advise second place winner to post the topic asap, do the poll etc)

In case of a tie, the first entry posted wins.

Photos to be taken during the specified dates, ie Monday xx to Sunday xx

Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59 Monday night
« Last Edit: August 26, 2012, 08:34:11 AM by DigiDiva »


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Re: Chat - WHAT'S ON THE MENU? - Weekly comp 27 Aug - 2 Sept
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012, 10:30:08 AM »
You`re trying to make me enter two weeks running aren`t you. ;)
I start a diet Monday so it`s your fault if I end up cooking soenthing OTT for the pic. :)

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Re: Chat - WHAT'S ON THE MENU? - Weekly comp 27 Aug - 2 Sept
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 11:19:45 AM »
au contrere or however you spell it.....Soups, salads, baked potatoes...all low fat and can make yummy photos too!!!! Imagine the butter (well low fat spread..lol) as it melts and runs down th skin, glazing it as it goes..... Or a delicious, plump salad with a lovely, glistening oil and vinegar dressing. The colours and the textures.....So, no excuse....lol Im dieting too. You been watching the programme ' The Hairy Dieters'?
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Re: Chat - WHAT'S ON THE MENU? - Weekly comp 27 Aug - 2 Sept
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 11:21:49 AM »
You`re trying to make me enter two weeks running aren`t you. ;)
I start a diet Monday so it`s your fault if I end up cooking soenthing OTT for the pic. :)

It's not compulsary to eat the props! You could break with tradition for once.

Or make a fruit salad from your Jinky Fruty XP 100.

(DD it's au contraire, if I remember my French from way back when.)
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Re: Chat - WHAT'S ON THE MENU? - Weekly comp 27 Aug - 2 Sept
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012, 11:23:57 AM »
NOT ESSENTIAL!!! I hate waste. No not been watching HB`s - I`m just a fat ba**%**!

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Re: Chat - WHAT'S ON THE MENU? - Weekly comp 27 Aug - 2 Sept
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2012, 11:32:09 AM »
They made low fat pies using pizza base mix rather than pastry. 300 cals rather than 800 in a regular mince pie. I tried them last night and they were gorgeous.  Im currently cooking their spicy chicken. A whole chicken, skin removed and cut underneath to split it and flatten it, then marinaded in low fat yoghurt mixed with spices and roasted. Once done, its browned under a grill. Smells delicious.
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Re: Chat - WHAT'S ON THE MENU? - Weekly comp 27 Aug - 2 Sept
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2012, 11:38:30 AM »
As there are many things that need my attention at the moment, and also to prevent people trying out high calorie dishes, just to take a photograph, I kept it simple. Very simple and very non fattening.

So here's my non threatening-non fattening menu cover for Ristorante Italiano:


The Italian Job.


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Re: Chat - WHAT'S ON THE MENU? - Weekly comp 27 Aug - 2 Sept
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2012, 03:31:09 PM »
I'm waiting to see what jinky comes up with.

I've got my concept, and will try to get the job done tomorrow if I can :)
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Re: Chat - WHAT'S ON THE MENU? - Weekly comp 27 Aug - 2 Sept
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2012, 04:56:07 PM »
I'm waiting to see what jinky comes up with.

I've got my concept, and will try to get the job done tomorrow if I can :)

I cannot compete with Jinky, so I kept it simple and non seductive.
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Re: Chat - WHAT'S ON THE MENU? - Weekly comp 27 Aug - 2 Sept
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2012, 06:00:38 PM »
Don`t wait for me - it will be a lst minute effort if I get time. I did try one in a cafe at lunch time but failed miserably.

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Re: Chat - WHAT'S ON THE MENU? - Weekly comp 27 Aug - 2 Sept
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2012, 06:47:16 PM »
Probably had the camera on 1/250 second but ate the cake before the shutter had fired  :2funny:
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Re: Chat - WHAT'S ON THE MENU? - Weekly comp 27 Aug - 2 Sept
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2012, 07:40:43 PM »
Probably had the camera on 1/250 second but ate the cake before the shutter had fired  :2funny:

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Re: Chat - WHAT'S ON THE MENU? - Weekly comp 27 Aug - 2 Sept
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2012, 07:49:32 PM »
Probably had the camera on 1/250 second but ate the cake before the shutter had fired  :2funny:

I`ll have you know it was a healthy lunch and totally cakeless! - (Did have chips on the side thought that came with it and I did not order - but had to eat. Still posh place s there were only 5!

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Re: Chat - WHAT'S ON THE MENU? - Weekly comp 27 Aug - 2 Sept
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2012, 04:45:36 PM »
Glad you are eating well Paul - posh restaurants at lunchtime indeed . .  how the other half lives, eh?

OK, here's mine, the sort of thing that I have on my bread/toast for lunch/breakfast. Om to the nom  8)

Marmite Twilight:

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Re: Chat - WHAT'S ON THE MENU? - Weekly comp 27 Aug - 2 Sept
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2012, 06:06:55 PM »
Well Howard, Im guessing you do, then (love it, as do I). Who hates it? (Marmite, that is......lol)

OK, I have an entry. Absolutely nothing like the mouth watering image I was gonna put in of my Eton Mess.....


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