This month's challenge from The Inspired Plate, our food styling and photography group, was to be INSPIRED by a favorite magazine cover.
I loved a past issue of bon appétit's The Burger Issue, and put my own twist on their cover and recipes. Instead of traditional burgers, I created some truly delicious SLIDERS and some delectable additions.
Burgers are notoriously hard to style and I loved the challenge. I took the aspects of my favorite way to eat, tapas, and used the wide-open range of burgers to explore new combinations. These hand-sized bites fit the bill.
I started off with my famous Savory Sweet Potato Burgers. Crispy on the outside, with a savory, tender inside...you won't be disappointed. I also photographed my Crab Cake Sliders with homemade tartar sauce and lemony dill cole slaw. OMG. Yes. Read on and you'll see them.
I photographed so many different aspects of my recipes for this challenge, and will share some here. A favorite was my One Hour Pickles, something that everyone out there can do. Here's a full spread layout that I played with. Click on the image for the recipe.
The Inspired Plate has been so fortunate to add two new members this month. I am lucky enough to link to our amazing Australian photographer, Sabrina Wong | Perth Food Photographer.
She is so talented and I LOVE her personality and photos! Please check her out right now!!
Seriously, click on that link and prepare to be blown away.
Here are a couple extras, wish I had time to share and write more. *There's a DOUBLE SLIDER* shot I haven't shared here...I might just start a contest "How many toothpicks did it take to make that shot?" I'll add that photo and these recipes soon.
First extra order up, Crab Cake Sliders with homemade tartar sauce and Lemony Dill Cole Slaw...
And our One Hour Pickles. These were beyond a hit..
You will LOVE what she has in store for you! I'll add all these recipes this week, stay tuned.