Hi hi Fans and Famished Foodies!!
I’m so super sorry I didn’t blog last week, but it was because I was having such a mad weekend with all my crazy private celeb friends that I swear I didn’t even INSTA. It totally wasn’t because I had flu and looked totally gross – absolutely not.
But this week I want to talk to you about the most important thing that you can do to both your social life and and your body. And that’s making great-looking food.
For me personally, food is all about the eating. My food may not get shared on Instagram every single time like other bloggers’, but I don’t care as long as it tastes really, really, really good.
Some bloggers will spend hours setting up the perfect shots from every angle, using professional lighting rigs and the best cameras money can buy, not to mention climbing up ladders to take shots from the ceiling. Seriously, the time, blood, sweat and tears they put into it is INSPIRING. Really.
I really respect them for this, and think they’re all totally amazing for spending so long on photographing their food that it’s cold by the time they’re finished so nobody really gets to eat it.
But I like to concentrate on just preparing really, really, really great food for my friends and family. My photos may not win any awards, but that doesn’t matter as long as everyone tells me how good it tastes. It’s true that you can’t taste food online, but who cares when my besties Insta their clean plates and ask for more?
As I said, I don’t really mind if my food shots and vlogs don’t win any prizes, or even necessarily show how really yummy everything is, because my fans just know from the expressions on the faces of my friends how amazing it is. So my advice to you would be: don’t sacrifice taste for waste – or licks for likes!
On a totally separate note – and only because so many people ask me this question, like, all the time: How many celebrities should you have at your dinner party?
The answer is, of course, never more than you have enough forks for!! Ha, ha!
(I don’t mind saying that even though my food is renowned for its fabulousness, it’s exactly this kind of witty banter that keeps my guests coming back, every time)
Special Topic: Your Signature Dish: The Ultimate Recipe For Success
Everyone needs their own signature dish. Some of the biggest food bloggers have even more than one signature dish, but let’s face it, they so obviously all want to be celebrity chefs, so they have to.
But when you’re a top blogger like me already, all you need is the one kick-ass dish which silences your critics and shows them all how good you are. I developed this dish together with Jean-Pierre Tastier, the celebrity chef famous for the most fashionable food in Europe. Jean-Pierre (JP to his #besties) knows how important food bloggers are for success, and even makes Insta-ready images available to the diners in his exclusive restaurant, Bon Goût, before they reach the table. As JP says – why #Insta when you can #Outsta!
Over two hot, intense days in JP’s kitchen, we were FINALLY ready to release my masterpiece to the world. A select few or you may know this recipe already, because it was featured on Discover WordPress, along with Good Looking Food Magazine, Great Looking Food Magazine, Best Looking Food Online and Eat Me Now!
3 Whole Rare Abysinnian Truffles
100g Horizontal Sprouting Broccoli
1 cup Avocado Roe
3 cups Nasturtium Pea Shoots
24 oz. Split Samphire Pesto
3 tbsp. Peccadillo Oil
1 tsp. Kobe Beef Mince
½ sack Extra Virgin Coconut Flour
Bhut Jolokia Chilli Flakes (to taste)
Dead Sea Salt & Pepper
Prepare the Abysinnian truffles as normal. Blend the avocado roe, Kobe beef mince and Peccadillo oil in a 3” ramekin before sealing in a standard sous vide bag and placing in your luxury brand water bath at 32˚ for 6 days and 73 minutes.
While that’s cooking, place the horizontal sprouting broccoli and samphire pesto into liquid nitrogen for 2.75 seconds and set aside to smoke.
When the sous-vide beef is picture-perfect, lightly flash grill the mince on both sides and assemble on a monogrammed coconut flour plate with the samphire broccoli in a 70˚ parabola over the fifth-left quadrant. Devil the nasturtium pea shoots and dress with de-glazed chilli flakes, adding them to the plate as soon as the samphire broccoli has stopped sighing.
Always a sure-fire winner with my celeb guests and bound to leave them wowed every time – with, I think you’ll agree, no last-minute fuss. It’s never let me down yet! You’re welcome!!