Last week, I received an email from the creative director of Allrecipes.com, the website that I use frequently for everyday meals. He said that in appreciation of all the photos I submitted, they wanted to send me a free Dinner Tonight cookbook. How nice of them to do such a thing!
Here’s a little background. Allrecipes.com started the photo feature at the end of last year. They encouraged readers to submit photos of their cooking to the website, as well as personal photos. Acutely aware of my memory problem, especially when it comes to names of absolutely everything, including dishes, I immediately recognized it as a good way to keep track of the recipes that I have tried on that site. So I faithfully took a picture of my dinner every night. If I had time I’d add some styling touches, but more often than not, the pictures were snapped in the kitchen seconds before they were brought out onto the dinner table, sometimes with Jason tapping his foot going, “Is it necessary to take a picture of EVERYTHING?” Lack of moral support notwithstanding, I persevered, and have submitted over one hundred food photos so far. Some of the early ones actually look quite horrible and unappetizing because I was still trying to figure out the fluorescent light in my kitchen, but I do have some that I am quite happy about, especially the ones I took while I was back in the US, with a skylight above the dining table.
This is one page of my photos on Allrecipes.com, and you can hit the back/next button on the bottom to see more.
It's just such a nice feeling to know that someone does appreciate your efforts, isn't it!