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9 Important Tips That Will Improve Your Food Photography For Social Media

9 Important Tips That Will Improve Your Food Photography For Social Media | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it

“Photos are an important part of any restaurant’s promotional campaign, whenever tweeting or posting an update about the menu, wine, or even a new cocktail, it should always be accompanied by a picture.  But you would be amazed at the number of restaurant owners that pay photographers for print ads and website layouts – and then post out-of-focus, badly lit, poorly framed photos of their menu on their social media sites.”

 

"Here are several basic tips on food photography. Invest in an inexpensive point and shoot camera, just make sure it has a macro setting.    Shoot at the highest resolution from at least eighteen inches away – any closer and the autofocus is going to be useless."

 

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Researchers Say Music Affects the Way Our Food Tastes

Researchers Say Music Affects the Way Our Food Tastes | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
University of Oxford professors have found that higher notes affect sweet and sour tastes, and lower pitches affect bitter tastes
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Moonshine Kombucha Cocktail Recipe

Try this re‑creation of a classic cocktail and enjoy the digestive benefits of both kombucha and bitters. The dashes of bitters lend an aromatic, well-balanced flavor to the fresh citrus, resulting in a crisp cocktail.
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The Sexism of Food and Our Kitchens - EcoSalon

The Sexism of Food and Our Kitchens - EcoSalon | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Sexism runs rampant in the food world, and it's putting pressure on women to cook more, when we should be sharing the brunt of cooking at home.
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‘Food Is a Death Sentence to These Kids’

‘Food Is a Death Sentence to These Kids’ | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Day by day, meal by meal, training children to cope with Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic form of obesity.
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Get healthy in 2015: Shelling out for oysters good for us - Food & Wine - NZ Herald News

Get healthy in 2015: Shelling out for oysters good for us - Food & Wine - NZ Herald News | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Even before the arrival of Pakeha and other migrants, Maori had their own superfood - and they came straight from the sea, says Stuart Te Tamaki. - New Zealand Herald
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What will be the superfoods of 2015? - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

What will be the superfoods of 2015? - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Kale, quinoa and kombucha ruled the trendy healthful-food scene in 2014. But what will take center stage in 2015? Will mighty kale take a back seat? Will farro take over from quinoa?
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Foie Porn: Gorgeous Foie Gras Dishes by California Chefs

Foie Porn: Gorgeous Foie Gras Dishes by California Chefs | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Just like Prohibition increased the demand for booze, so it goes with Califnornia and foie gras.
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When in Rome, Follow the Rules, or So the Mayor Says

When in Rome, Follow the Rules, or So the Mayor Says | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Rome’s mayor is waging a campaign to get people to follow rules governing outdoor cafe seating, scooters and streets artists. That has made him unpopular in some circles.
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Colorful Compositions by The Taable

Colorful Compositions by The Taable | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Axel Oswith and Amanda Kusai are designers currently living in Jakarta, Indonesia, and are the founders of the multidisciplinary creative hub, The Taable.
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Is there such thing as guilt-free leather?

Is there such thing as guilt-free leather? | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Q. As someone devoted to both the environment and animal rights, I find it difficult to shop for belts, wallets, and shoes. How do I choose between leather and “vegan” options that often use materials derived from polyurethane?
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Amazing Asian No-Cook Kale Salad Recipe with Sesame Soy Dressing

Amazing Asian No-Cook Kale Salad Recipe with Sesame Soy Dressing | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Kale is now a vegetable superstar. It appears in soups, salads, smoothies, on tasting menus and in sushi. Kale is best enjoyed in its pure form: raw and leafy.
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Is Stevia Healthy? Behind the Label

ColumnThe popularity of the zero-calorie sweetener stevia is on the rise. But is stevia healthy? We go behind the label to find out.
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TV networks now cover climate change, but they’re doing it wrong

Here’s some good news: According to a new study, the major broadcast news networks are covering climate change more than they have in years.
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The foodie traveller … on artichokes, served ‘Jewish-style’, in Rome

The foodie traveller … on artichokes, served ‘Jewish-style’, in Rome | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Rome’s Jewish quarter retains a distinctive culinary tradition dating from classical antiquity. And the humble artichoke is at its centre
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Age and beauty: Fashion brands tap women over 60 in ads

Age and beauty: Fashion brands tap women over 60 in ads | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Women in their 60s, 70s and even 90s are snapping up high-fashion ad campaigns.
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Stop Setting Your Cheese on Fire

Stop Setting Your Cheese on Fire | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Videos purporting to demonstrate the evil stuff in processed cheese have started making the rounds online, but they only prove how little we know about food.
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Sticky clementine cake | Delicious.

Sticky clementine cake | Delicious. | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Moist, soft and fruity this gluten-free, dairy-free cake makes a moreish pudding or tea-time treat.
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Is this what the future looks like? - CNN.com

Is this what the future looks like? - CNN.com | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Getty Images has produced a series of photographs called "Future Unknown," which illustrate a visual aesthetic that "embraces experimentation fused with technology."
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This Man Might Be Producing the World’s Only Ethical Foie Gras

This Man Might Be Producing the World’s Only Ethical Foie Gras | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Foie gras: like veal, it’s one of the world’s most controversial foods.
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Infographic: How to Eat the Local Dish in Countries Around the World

Infographic: How to Eat the Local Dish in Countries Around the World | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
When faced with an unfamiliar dish abroad, there's no need to panic. Learn the proper technique for eating escargot in France and tapas in Spain.
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Is state-of-the-art farming coming to a field near you?

Is state-of-the-art farming coming to a field near you? | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Startups focusing on agricultural technology are gaining investors’ attention, but convincing farmers to apply it to farming practices is a big challenge Continue reading...
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This girl can – a campaign to inspire women to get active

This girl can – a campaign to inspire women to get active | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Sport England has recently released a campaign called This Girl Can – an edgy campaign to promote exercise and sport to women. It tackles issues of self esteem and fear of women participating in sport and getting sweaty.
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Solving hunger is simple — end poverty. Gulp.

Solving hunger is simple — end poverty. Gulp. | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
The fact that people need to eat causes tremendous environmental and social problems. The solution, clearly, is to reengineer ourselves so that we don’t have to eat and instead draw energy directly from the sun.
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