Thursday, June 09, 2005

The Nice People at Allrecipes.com

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!

7 comments:

keiko said...

That's fantastic, and you deserve it! All of your food look great.

Hsin said...

Hey... nice!! That's really cool that these guys actually show appreciation for their readers/contributors. I have to say you do take wonderful food photos. A lovely combination of your talents - food, photography and styling!!

Nic said...

That's incredible, Lynn. I actually look at your photos all the time when I'm browsing AllRecipies. They're a great source of inspiration!

Lynn said...

Thanks guys for the encouragement. And Nic, your baked goods all look so good that they are MY inspirations!

Foodgu1 said...

I found your website through a link on your allrecipes.com profile page - I have to say, I've browsed through your pictures a few times already, and each time I view them, they're so inspiring, not only because of the beautiful presentation, but because your passion shines through them. I'll be looking forward to seeing more!

Lynn said...

Foodgu, you flatter me! But I will keep the pictures coming as long as I keep on cooking =o)

Luci said...

Hi Lynn, I also got to your blog through Allrecipes. I have to tell you that your photo submissions have inspired me to try out a number of recipes that I never would have come across otherwise...parmesan foccacia, tomato sourdough bread, saurkraut rye to name a few. You are a masterful bread baker and your photos are so appetizing. Can't wait to see what you cook up next...Thank you!