Never take food pictures at night

My secret: my rule is to never take food pictures at night because they always look shit. Even this one: just look at it. It’s horrible. Even with generous editing, it’ll never be as good as you saw it in candle light and after two glasses of wine.

I took this picture, and kept this picture to remind me of the man I loved. And that he booked the best restaurant in the country for my birthday, 6 months in advance because it would make me happy. No one ever cared that much before.

And now he’s gone and all I have is this shit picture of a from-frozen langoustine mousse at the Test Kitchen which was actually quite disappointing, except that it was also wonderful.

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Originally published at on February 17, 2016.

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