Monday, March 10, 2008

Sexy aubergine


Sexy aubergine, originally uploaded by calanan.

Manray thought the eggplant was just too perfect not to photographic it so we made a quick setup using the ingredients from last night's supper. I don't have much experience with food porn so this was also a great exercise for my photographic skills.

Lighting info:

Camera right: SB-800, white brolly, 1/4 CTO
Camera left: SB-600, silver reflective brolly, 1/4 CTO


(I should have let more light spill onto the background.)

As for the dinner, we sliced the eggplant, drained it, brushed the pieces with oil*, added pepper and basil and roasted at 400F for about 20 mins. The tomatoes were sliced in half and roasted for about 5-10 mins. The tortillas were warmed on a skillet and given a good dollop of hummus then filled with lettuce, the roasted eggplant and tomato and drizzled with a little tahini dressing.

Next time we'll add some falafel to the wrap.

* The olive oil picture is from our honeymoon in Croatia last spring...the oil is so delicious that we've been trying to use it as sparingly as possible!

2 comments:

pr0le said...

Eggplant is always the centerfold of food porn, isn't it? It really is a sexy vegetable, especially halved, oiled down, salted and grilled.

I unfortunately just let 3 eggplants get wrinkly and bitter - what a waste. Sound like you had a good dinner though.

calanan said...

It really is a sexy vegetable, especially halved, oiled down, salted and grilled.

Damn you, you're making me both randy and hungry!