Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #41: Delicious
For Patti’s fun theme — Delicious. I choose various food we have enjoyed in different places. Before starting her delicious, Patti posts a few questions. I’m very sure my husband will happily answer “yes” to all these questions.
Italian pasta, gnocchi, and risotto are my favorite dishes.
When visited Japan in fall, 2017, we found quickly eating was a wonderful experience there. Every dish was carefully prepared and pleasantly presented and served. Raw fish was new to me, I was so glad I tried it.
Japanese cuisine is one of only three national food traditions recognized by the UN for its cultural significance. Anthony Bourdain once said, “If I had to eat only in one city for the rest of my life, Tokyo would be it. Most chefs I know would agree with me.”
Lots of wonderful choices in the Borough Market, London. I wished I could eat one of each of these breads.
“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight…” — M.F.K. Fisher
For Chinese food, my top choice is Din Tai Fun. In 1993, this restaurant was selected as one of the top 10 restaurants in the world by the NY Times; in 2010, it was awarded one Michelin Star.
The specialty of DTF is the soup dumpling. The dough is amazing. Precisely, each 5-gram skin gets 16 grams of carefully sourced all-natural ground pork filling. But the hard part is pinching, each 21-gram dumpling is pinched exactly 18 times to form the pleated, swirled seal at the top. When you pick up a hot dumpling from the bamboo basket with chopsticks, you can see the thin floury skin has just enough elasticity to give the dumpling some bounce, and the small pork meatball inside is delicately seasoned, boiling broth. Because the density of the dough, it can hold the broth and the meatball perfectly. It’s called the art of dumpling making.
“You may feel that you have eaten too much…But this pastry is like feathers – it is like snow. It is in fact good for you, a digestive!”
― M.F.K. Fisher,
Okay, dessert please…
“When shall we live if not now.” M.F.K. Fisher “The Art of Eating”
Thank you, Patti for offering us an opportunity to share what “delicious” means to us. Hope you will join us. Please tag them with “Lens-Artists” so that we can all find them in the Reader.
Last year I posted “He taught us about food …” — My tribute to Anthony Bourdain.
The header photo is a miniature of Hong Kong street food during the 60s.
Next week, Ann-Christine will host L-A Photo challenge #43.