5 food styling tips

"Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements." – Marcel Boulestin Dinner at home should be a relaxed affair. But how food looks is almost as important as how it tastes! (Honest! It's science.) But just because you're eating at home doesn’t mean the presentation needs to be careless. Using the humble bruschetta as an example, our resident food stylist Ashley St George has some food styling tips that are both easy to incorporate into your meal routine, and effective in wow-ing your family. 1. Asymmetry Placing the main components of your meal off-centre on your serving plate creates asymmetry, which draws your eye around the plate. The

This goes with that: 3 winning BOOKPLATE combos

At BOOKPLATE, "fresh and delicious" is our food motto. We also believe the right beverage can take your breakfast or lunch from fine to fantastic. Here are 3 suggested combinations from our menu. Smashed Avocado + Knuckle Duster Juice Who doesn't loved smashed avocado? An absolute breakfast winner. Lashings of smashed avo combined with whipped fetta adorn crunchy toasted sourdough. Scattered with seeds and nuts, and served with a lemon garnish, this winning breakfast option pairs fabulously with our knuckle duster juice (orange + carrot + ginger + lemon), or any of our juices for that matter! Chicken Chimichanga + Henkell Rhine Valley sparkling ​Sparkling wine and Mexican-inspired fare are a

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