October 6, 2010



My poor camera has been feeling neglected lately. 
Take Monday for example.

I made a generous batch of David Lebovitz's Roast Chicken with Caramelized Shallots, a recipe that I've been making for years via Susan Herrmann Loomis' French Farmhouse Cookbook. (though I think that David's addition of soy sauce to the recipe makes it irresistible!)
As I was putting away the leftovers, all the while happily scraping up and eating the rich browned bits of caramelized shallot sticking to the side of the roasting pan with a hunk of baguette, I realized that I once again had forgotten to take photos.  

Sometimes the food just looks and smells so good you can't wait to dive in! Pin It


Gee Backhouse said...

And so it goes with enthusiastic and fun folk, such as yourself. I imagine a more restrained and orderly approach being almost impossible amidst the aromas!

Veronica said...

hey, I made that last week! I didn't take a photo of it either :) My photo-taking has been distnictly lacking lately -- I took some photos of my celeriac "bouillabaisse" but they were so horrible that I deleted them without further ado.

spacedlaw said...

You did promised pictures at some point, but I saw nothing coming and thought the ooops-fairy must have been by...

wcs said...

That's for sure!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Loulou .. sometimes we just forget, as we have enjoyed the food soooo much. I am sure you will next time .

I do the same .. but I am not a big foodie photographer , it has to be special.

Holly Bruns said...

Hmmm... I wonder how that recipe would translate to turkey? It's Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend and I might have to try that.

Anonymous said...

Happens to me all the time. :)

Chez Loulou said...

True...restraint is impossible when surrounded by the aroma of caramelized shallots!

It's a great recipe, isn't it?
Celeraic bouillabaisse sounds very interesting...will you post a recipe?

Yes, I promised charcuterie and cheese photos and completely forgot. Yet again.


Maybe I should hang my camera next to the table or something!

I think it could work, with an adjustment of cooking time.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Really? Glad I'm not the only one.
You always have such great photos!

Nadege said...

Do you have chestnuts in your region? I know they do in Aveyron (a lot) but forgot about Herault.

Chez Loulou said...

Yes, lots of chestnuts here as well. I love them.

Sarah said...

terrible, you'll just have to make another roasted chicken with caramelized shallots, I'll come over and photograph it for you ;-)

Chez Loulou said...

You're right! I'll let you know...you're more than welcome to join us!