Thursday, February 02, 2012

Beauty is only Fork Deep

Have you ever been excited about a recipe you just couldn't wait to try?  So excited that you wanted to run right out and get the ingredients you would need?

And then it turned out to be really rather easy to make, and it was absolutely stunning to look at?

But it tasted, uhhh, you know, meh?

Or you make the perfect souffle, suffering through the agonizing oven time, watch as it deflates slightly around the edges, but still looks handsome, and then you can't quite get past the distracting fact that it has the texture of baby food?

Happens to me all the time.  And every time it happens, I wilt with disappointment.  I calculate the cost of the ingredients, I look with distrust upon the source of the recipe, and I leave the table still a little bit hungry.

Especially when it wastes one of my favorite ingredients.

{sigh}  There should be a special graveyard for food photographs that are yummier than their recipes.


Jennifer Jo said...

I totally agree. And just think of all the recipes we pass on because we KNOW they'd be bad! There are entirely too many bad recipes out there. It's scandalous.

Jess said...

This is one of the saddest posts on any blog I've ever read. I expected something amazing.

I suppose you did, too...