Saturday, March 5, 2011

Aw, C'mon!

C'mon and enter the Ugly Food Photo contest. You might win a nifty kitchen implement and, besides, it would be fun. Aw, c'mon. Don't be chicken!

If you want some artistic inspiration, check this out - last year's entries, including the winner.

I promise not to enter this one, because it would sweep the prize and then everyone would moan that the fix was in, since I and My Beloved are the judges. This is my icky version of cream-braised Brussels sprouts, the dish I wrote about here. It was delicious but it looked as if a nursing baby had thrown up on some overcooked sprouts. That's what happens when you get distracted while cooking and reading a potboiler at the same time and the cream curdles from too much heat. As if that wasn't bad enough, once again I forgot that that particular angle in my particular kitchen leaves a deadly gray shadow on the lower edge of the photo.

Anyway, I just know you have some truly ugly food photos, too, that you'd like to enter into the competition. So, c'mon, dig 'em out and post a link to them in the comments of this post or the first invitation blog a few days ago. You can also email me the file if you are understandably reluctant to post it up on your own blog; no one wants to scare away readers. Send it to, if that's the case.

The deadline is Monday, March 7th, so don't delay. We are looking forward to seeing how truly awful food can look.



Blogger Kitt said...

Fun! I'll email you something.

Problem is, if the food itself is ugly, I don't take a photo in the first place, and if the photo is ugly (because of bad restaurant lighting, for example), I delete it. So I don't have a lot of really ugly food shots.

Saturday, March 05, 2011  
Blogger namastenancy said...

OK, I'm convinced. I'll send you a couple of photos - one of my green glop and the other of a chicken curry. Both tasted delicious but the photos are less than inspiring.

Saturday, March 05, 2011  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

It's horrifying to scroll through my blog and find pictures I actually posted, food ugly enough to make you wonder What Was I Thinking?
Thank goodness I cropped the original before posting this; I just looked at my files, and there was a gross hair on the cloth. Oh well, the dirty drips on the tragic, hospital-white loafpan are not a lot better. Cookie, have you never heard of food styling? Ya bozo. If the food gets cold while you're futzing around with utensils and pretty napkins, just reheat it!

Saturday, March 05, 2011  
Blogger Ali said...

Love the contest idea!

While I have many, many contenders, this is my most recent ugly food photo:

Love your blog - keep up the great work!

Saturday, March 05, 2011  
Blogger Ms Brown Mouse said...

Bugger, I forgot to photograph the beans ... may have to whomp up some more.

Saturday, March 05, 2011  
Blogger Ms Brown Mouse said...

Nothing any of us ever make is going to live up to this horrorshow!

Sunday, March 06, 2011  

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