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06 August 2011 @ 04:58 pm
The Heart of Food Photography class at MUMU Grill  
Sadly last year due to holidays I was unable to attend Billy from A Table for Two's photography workshop so when I found out Simon from The Heart of Food would be holding a photography class, with no hesitation I (or my sugar daddy to be exact) snapped up the opportunity to attend the inaugural Food Photography class. There was no particular topic I was interested in, I just wanted to learn more about the process and thought/creativity which goes into photography. Other food bloggers in attendance were Mel, Chanel, Laura and Gaby - but there were a mix of people, I particularly admired the food technology teachers wanting to inspire their kids more by incorporating food photography into their classes.

The class was held at MUMU Grill (76 Alexander Street, Crows Nest) who served us a delicious lunch spread which made it hard for me to wait until all the photo taking was over. Must bring the steak-loving boyfriend here because the sirloin tagliatta was ahh-mazing! And the duck fat potatoes were fluffy and so goddamn tasty. Oh and I totally could have eaten the cherry tomato salad in spoonfuls it was light and refreshing and a nice to eat in between mountains of jamon serrano.

For $90 (at the time of posting) it was definitely 5hours on a Saturday very well spent! Simon was a great teacher, the class was casual and not intimidating at all - we were free to ask questions which Simon very patiently and kindly answered for us. Those that lingered back even got private lessons on specific techniques! Though Simon hasn't got any further classes scheduled you can always register your interest by visiting The Heart of Food. I left a very happy chappy leaving the class a little more knowledgeable and a belly full of food.
Thank you once again to Simon for a great class and MUMU Grill for the delicious lunch spread!

Grill Tapas Bar

Jamon Serrano

Bread with a tomato dip and a bean dip

Duck and Shitake Mushroom Empanadas

Cherry Tomato Salad Buffalo Mozarella

Szechuan Fried Prawns with Pickled Chilli and Soy

Sirloin Tagliatta with Duck Fat Potatoes and Greens

Organic Chicken with Maple Roasted Sweet Potato and Spinach


Dessert Platter
Hazelnut Gelato, Gingerbead and ricotta sandwich with rhubarb, Chocolate mole tart
Brown sugar pavlova with pineapple and passionfruit

Fruit Platter


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Sugarpuffisugarpuffi on August 6th, 2011 07:29 am (UTC)
awesome photos! i just came back from the course hehe~it was great on the whole :D
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on August 6th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
It was fun wasn't it?
I really liked the duck fat potatoes mmm
IRENEirene82 on August 6th, 2011 08:04 am (UTC)
Everything looks SO good!!!! Your photography skills are getting better and better! I remember your post when you got a proffesional camera!! Awww
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on August 6th, 2011 01:53 pm (UTC)
Aw thanks so much!
hehe it was just over a year ago I got this camera!
(Anonymous) on August 7th, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
I agree, the tagliatta was super tasty! Love your photo of the cherry tomato salad.
lateraleating.wordpress.com on August 7th, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
I agree, the tagliatta was super tasty! Love your photo of the cherry tomato salad.
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on August 7th, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
Thanks Gaby! It was nice seeing you.
theheartoffood on August 7th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
Glad to hear that your enjoyed the class! I hope you put what techniques you learned to good use :)
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on August 8th, 2011 09:08 am (UTC)
I hope so!
(Anonymous) on August 8th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
Your photos are really lovely...so bright and clear! I'm keen to go back to Mumu too...looks so great.

Miss Piggy!
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on August 8th, 2011 09:11 am (UTC)
Thanks! I need to work on my composition though.
vividifiedvividified on August 21st, 2011 11:43 am (UTC)
first picture looks like it came from a magazine! great job :)
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on August 25th, 2011 08:41 am (UTC)
too nice!