Ambitions of a career in food styling and photography are probably not high on my list...Although I did answer the call for assistance when the boys' school asked for some retro 'food of the decades' photographs to include in a commemorative recipe book.
I enlisted the help of my hard-core modernist mates (because they own all the cool stuff) to help me style a couple of the decades. It was such a fun afternoon pretending to be Donna Hay...she doesn't have to worry about her empire...or maybe she should...!!
Here are a few shots to symbolise the 40s, 50s and 60s, Queensland style.
|This is a 1950s cocktails by the pool photo. |
The drinks are just food colouring and we had to use oregano because we didn't have mint. Shh! Don't tell anyone...
|This is a 1960s fondue shot. We used real fondue made by the lovely Yvette, who had all the fondue accoutrements at the ready.|
|This is the recipe for the master fondue. It was delicious. |
I'm going to raid my parent's house to get their fondue set!
|1940s style mixing cake batter. |
We were mixing up Kentish cake, which is Nana comfort food