The idea for Nourishing Chow came about from the fact that I had fallen into a rut of cooking and eating the same things over and over, despite having hoarded 59 cookbooks and numerous recipes from my Mom, food magazines and newspapers. Life is too short to be eating the same old thing, so I will try at least two recipes from each cookbook and recipe collection. When homesickness creeps up on me, I will attempt to recreate some of my Mom’s wonderful dishes and other Chinese/Indo dishes.
The recipe list has so far reached 15 pages and it is an ever-growing list. While I still tend to pick recipes with familiar ingredients and flavours, it sure beats repeating 10 dishes over 365 days.
While trying to produce better images for Nourishing Chow using a Canon 600D (Rebel T3i), I got in touch with my inner wannabe-photographer. I shoot with either a Canon 18-55mm kit lens or a Canon 60mm macro lens, which I received as a gift from my shutter-bug brother. As the 60mm macro lens is quite fast and versatile, it is practically permanently attached to my 600D. I use it to shoot just about everything, from foods to landscape, indoors to outdoors. For editing, I use GIMP and Canon’s photo editor (DPP).
So, in addition to food and recipe posts, you will also find a small collection of photos which I hope will continue to improve over time. Thanks for visiting Nourishing Chow.
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