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Monday, May 26

Beautiful Food... With Heavy Flow Protection (and Wings)

Sunny Anderson has an awesome blog post up right now about food styling and all the work that goes into making those "beauty shots" you see on Food Network.

I already knew about tips like spraying burgers and meat with oil to keep them looking juicy, and overlapping food pieces to make them look more natural. Using a vinegar and water solution to remove fingerprints from dishes is something new I learned.

But by far the most interesting (and kind of gross) tip is: to create fake steam in photos, use SANITARY NAPKINS!!!

"Use either a tampon or pad, soak it with water and then microwave it ... the steam that comes out of those babies is thick and long lasting, so you can click and change angles and click and change plates and still have steam."

Mmmmm, Mmmm!

How long 'til Aunt Sandy has a recipe for "Tampax Pearl Potatoes"???

(Sorry. Yuck.)

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At 5/26/2008 11:20 AM , Blogger Sarah Clark said...


At 5/26/2008 12:23 PM , Blogger Judith Kreindel said...

Who the heck was the first to test that one out and how exactly do you stumble upon a find like that??? The mind boggles...then the gut becomes very, very sick!

At 5/26/2008 1:20 PM , Blogger Aunt LoLo said...

I dunno...it kind of makes sense to me! I mean, you're looking for something that can hold liquid...that isn't quite in a liquid form, so it can hold onto steam longer...voila! Actually, the first thing that comes to mind is a diaper...but maxi pads are the same thing.

At 5/26/2008 2:57 PM , Anonymous Wendy said...


At 5/26/2008 5:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have done some food styling but never heard of this trick...makes sense to me. I typically do still shots not video, so maybe the steam is not needed for that, but good trick to know.

At 5/26/2008 10:38 PM , Blogger amanda said...

Two syllables:


Um...I think I have to throw up. Thanks for the visually descriptive post. ;)

At 5/29/2008 5:30 PM , Anonymous becstasy said...

I'm gonna laugh next time I see a steaming potato on tv.


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