Michael Ventura

December Challenge, "Taste" as in anything food or drink

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Hi all, as the holiday season is quickly upon us, it is also the season of food and drink.  I want to see your creative and sumptuous  photos of anything related to TASTE, does not have to be holiday related (food and drink).  Could be photos from markets to cooking to finished and plated meals.   As usual, you may submit up to three photos that are on Alamy and must be taken by you.  I will close the submissions on the last day of the year at midnight New York time!

 

Here are a few of mine to get your mouths watering and brains cooking!!  

 

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3 of mine:

Saffron, more expensive than gold.

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Afternoon tea.

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A Seasonal photo, a mulled wine stall at a christmas market

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3 hours ago, Davey Towers said:

 

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That would have been sent straight back - I want my meal on a plate, not a roof slate!!!  :angry:

 

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14 minutes ago, Colblimp said:

 

That would have been sent straight back - I want my meal on a plate, not a roof slate!!!  :angry:

 

 

Ha ha ha lol, never thought of that:D

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I didn't think I had much in the way of food in my collection until I did a search. Photographing my husband's wonderful cooking has added quite a few!

 

Spanish stew

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My husband, the chef

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Lebanese salad

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There is a Japanese theme to my three this month:

 

Miso soup for breakfast served in a black lacquer bowl on a red/orange tray.

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Ramen noodles with roast pork for lunch

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Okonomyaki (kind of a cross between pancake and omelet with shredded cabbage and meat) for evening meal topped with mayonnaise and "okonomyaki" sauce cooked on a tepanyaki hot plate.

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Three from me

 

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Always a family favourite - cow's noses. On sale in a sensational meat market in Peru.

 

 

 

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Street food in India, always good and fresh. 

 

 

 

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Me boy, post ice cream.

 

 

Colin

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3 from me:

 

1. Local women making bread at the old Greek Village of Sirince, Selcuk, Turkey.

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2. A Fish seller at Pusan's fish market. South Korea

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3. A Tawny Owl (strix aluco) swoops onto a white mouse

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Here's my 3...

 

Meat delivery in Cuba:

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Colourful cod carpaccio:

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Hot stuff!:

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Phil

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Heart attack on a stick.

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As much use as a chocolate...Nikon?

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Oysters and Cahors.... can the French do lunch or what?

Hang on, that's my lunch.

When in Rome.....

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All locally caught, just outside my front door, Isle of Mull, Scotland

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Ice Cream mess!

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Greek youth about to enjoy a tasty wrap

 

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Artisan baker with customer Durham open air market

 

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or, if you prefer your food burnt!

 

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Three flavour ice cream.

 

 

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Summer fruit, strawberries in punnets.

 

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Sea Bass fillet.

 

Allan

 

 

 

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I'm sticking with milk for this one...

 

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H8NAHH   Maasai woman going directly to the supplier.

 

 

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HJPCN1   Serving the beverage.

 

 

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F6T1K6  It takes a lot of milk.

 

Paulette

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man-in-kilt-at-food-stall-at-bristol-vegfest-vegan-festival-2012-DT847Y.jpg

 

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And I just had to include this one of me enjoying my lunch:

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Alan

 

 

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Timely but fattening choice of topic. :D

 

Apple pie guy, Vancouver

 

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Market veggies, Montreal, Quebec

 

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Tofu teriyaki

 

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Thanks to a tip from Wim, kitchen of a Michelin starred restaurant in Hong Kong, affordable to even those who earn their livings from stock photography. 

 

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The need to knead.
 
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Finally a pet peeve, and its getting worse especially in the UK as I saw on my recent cycle trip. And whilst we can blame the likes of McD or Bunzl for making the packaging, it is still odd that people will take their drinks for large distances without spilling them, but when it comes to disposing of the packaging are too lazy to walk to a bin or take it home.
 
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23 minutes ago, funkyworm said:

Finally a pet peeve, and its getting worse especially in the UK as I saw on my recent cycle trip. And whilst we can blame the likes of McD or Bunzl for making the packaging, it is still odd that people will take their drinks for large distances without spilling them, but when it comes to disposing of the packaging are too lazy to walk to a bin or take it home.

 
 
 
 

 

One of my pet peeves as well. There used to be a McD down the street from me, and I was continually having to pick up carelessly discarded packaging, etc. 

 

But, hey, they did it all for us. :P

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2 hours ago, Cecile Marion said:

Great idea for a topic. Lots of wonderful pics already!

 

Thanks Cecile.  I agree, I love what I am seeing, lots of wonderful photos for sure!

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Just being tongue in cheek. Food!

Don't vote for me, I won't have any Internet connection for 3 weeks soon!! It's just for fun.

 

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