Sexy Sicilian Seafood

Bold flavours, poppy colours and ingredients bar none. Reimagine your seafood feast with a Sicilian spin.

Ostriche
(Bruny Island Oyster with Kombucha and Raspberries Vinaigrette)
Instead of tangy, fiery Tabasco sauce or a classic mignonette sauce, try this Sicilian recipe. The creamy texture of the oysters, acidity of kombucha and sweetness of raspberries will provide a satisfying kick.
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Polipo
(Spiced Octopus leg with Lemon Potato, Radish, Bottarga Mayonnaise)
Inspired by the Sicilian octopus and potato cold salad, this rework of the classic salad dish showcases the light and creamy flavours of bottarga mayonnaise, complementing the charred, crunchy octopus leg.
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Gambero Rosso Di Mazara
(Sicilian Red Prawns with Heirloom Cherry Tomato salad)
Sicilian’s famous gamero rosso (red prawns) gets a show-stopping showcase. Its naturallyred hue is accentuated by multi-coloured heirloom tomatoes. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar completes the pretty picture.
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Aragosta
(Squid Ink Tonnarelli with Blue Lobster in Spicy Brandy Sauce)
Spike your lobster meat with brandy, which possess a graceful bitterness and subtle spicy flavour contributed by the rich lobster sauce.
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Sexy Sicilian Seafood
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Egg & Potato. Fish & Fowl. Four Seasons of Exploration.

The challenge here was to choose four simple ingredients, the basic building blocks of so many wonderful dishes, and prepare each four different ways. These four were chosen because of of their versatility and the essential place they occupy in cuisines of all cultures. The different preparations of each ingredient were inspired by the four seasons of the year.

This project, as always, was a Bruton Stroube team effort. Food and prop stylists, producers and digital artists all got in on the fun. We considered dozens of props and backgrounds. We brainstormed tons of recipe ideas, and worked hard to make beautiful photographs.
Enjoy the photos. You can see more of what we do at BrutonStroube.com.

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Egg & Potato. Fish & Fowl. Four Seasons of Exploration.
more by Greg Stroube at behance

Grand Imaging Award 2019 finalists named by Professional Photographers of America

Professional Photographers of America has announced the Grand Imaging Award finalists for 2019.

The 100 finalists’ images have been deemed the best of the 2018 PPA International Photographic Competition. The Grand Imaging Award finalists, 10 each in 10 categories, were selected from 5,200 entries judged by a panel of 32 jurors.

At Imaging USA 2019, the top three photographers in each category will receive awards, with one of the 10 first-place images taking the overall Grand Imaging Award and a $1,000 cash prize.
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Grand Imaging Award 2019 finalists named by Professional Photographers of America
See all the finalists’ images here

Food for Thought

Influenced by a previous career in graphic design, Angela Miller’s commercial photography work includes food, interiors, product and people. And a willingness to go that one step further.
‘I’m that kid who grew up with a camera in one hand and a sketchbook in the other.”
And to some extent, Angela Miller APP AAIPP still has both in her hand today!

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Angela Miller: Food for Thought
more in AIPP Journal — Issue 264 — August 2018
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Why learn Photography?

A picture is worth a thousand words! Artists want to express their feelings and emotions through their pictures, people love nature and want to capture its beauty. Photography is a medium of creative art and a photograph is a picture created with mechanical, chemical or electronic means.

Marriages may be decided in heaven, but they actually take place on the Earth and wedding photos are the most valuable possessions of people.

Parents love their children and their photos too. Schools and colleges want team photos. Corporate establishments always need photos for brochures, advertisements, catalogues, annual reports and press releases.

Newspapers and news magazines need news events covered with supporting photos. Stock agencies always want pictures; you may sell your work for calendars or greeting cards. There are many advertising agencies who want photos to create ads for their clients. The number of new magazines continues to grow. And all of them need photos.

Models want their portfolios done, companies want to promote their products and services, people want their family functions covered, and there is no end to the list.

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Why learn Photography?
more at National Institute of Photography

It’s About Soul with Chef Todd Richards

We’re always excited to be introduced to a number of creatives across verticals here at Athleisure Mag. A few weeks ago, we got an advanced copy of Soul: A Chef’s Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes and from the selected dishes, colorful imagery and the voice of Chef Todd Richards, we had to interview him for this month’s issue. He brings to life what soul food means as a genre and how it can be interpreted within its classic dishes as well as being utilized in other dishes that are not commonly thought to align with this category. Chef Richards is self-taught, passionate about educating others about the food and bringing the love and community that surrounds it.

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It’s About Soul with Chef Todd Richards
more in Athleisure Magazine

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

Winning images and more from the 2018 Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year contest

Open to professional and amateur, old and young, the Awards celebrate the very best in food photography and film from around the world.

The Finalists are invited to a magnificent Champagne Taittinger reception at the world-renowned Mall Galleries, London followed by a five-day public exhibition.

The prize pool is worth more than £20,000 and Finalists benefit from huge amounts of coverage of their work.

The categories cover the full cultural range of the depiction of food in society – there is something for everyone. From styled food for magazines to images of families eating together in celebration of religious festivals, from depictions of the realities of food production to food growing in its natural setting.

Since 2011, almost 40,000 images have been submitted from over 60 countries.

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year was founded by Caroline Kenyon and her team at The Food Awards Company, a Luke Johnson-backed venture.

The idea for the Awards arose from two decades of experience commissioning photography and the wish to see this wonderful and vibrant sector of photography given the recognition it deserves.

“We are extremely proud that Pink Lady®, the premium global apple brand, has been headline sponsor since the awards were launched.”

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year
more here