Do you know wolfberries/goji berries or 枸杞 in Chinese? Have you cooked anything with them?
Highly renowned in Chinese cuisine as an ingredient with great healing powers (improving eyesight and immune system), nutrient richness, and antioxidant qualities (meaning you need to stock them up in piles to remain forever young!), wolfberries/goji berries lend a nice sweet (甘味) flavor to dishes, especially to pork and poultry…
I am going to share two recipes with you using wolfberries/goji berries soon…for now, please click here to learn more about this ingredient.
On a totally unrelated–but useful–note, I published a lengthy article about my tips and tricks to taking drool-inducing food photography at Dining Hall. Go read about it, and I bet you will be on your way to taking gorgeous food pictures with my exclusive article.
Anyway, if you are a lazy reader (like I am), I have put together a cheat sheet for you below:
1. Use white serving ware and do some food styling.
2. Never use flash even though it’s dark.
3. Use Macro mode if you have a point-and-shoot camera.
4. Post processing with photo editing software such as Photoshop.
5. Tripod is not necessary. (If you don’t have a tripod, it’s OK.)
6. Consider investing in a DSLR camera.
7. Natural Lighting is the secret ingredient to fab food photography.
8. Minimalist props so your readers are drawn to your food.
9. Experiment with lots of shots.
10. Find your favorite style and mimic it.