Poppy Seed Noodles

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Having too little experience in food photos, or just being too lazy to set up a decent food shooting, I’ve asked a friend to cook some Hungarian dishes, namely poppy seed noodles and walnut noodles. I went over with the studio lights I’ve bought 2nd hand from a photographer friend (if you don’t have one, get one!) and we’ve spent the whole afternoon photographing food. I lack a light meter, so the shooting was trial and error all the way but it was still great fun and experience. She is really diligent, prepared three dishes, cleared the kitchen for the shooting and tolerated my geeky comments on how to shoot food, even though of course I have no idea. 🙂 By the way, you can check out her foodie blog here, with some of the shots we’ve made together.

I’ve honestly never liked poppy seed noodles, even though the dish is very popular in my home country, Hungary. It has a certain, characteristic flavour that doesn’t appeal to me, moreover the little black seeds get between my teeth that I keep tonging it the whole day. All in all, sweet noodles are just not my thing. This means there was no feast after the shooting but I still hope the picture look appetizing.

poppy seed noodles

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