2011年11月4日金曜日

eating with your eyes

I watch a lot of cooking shows and cooking related reality tv. A lot of the chefs rave on about eating with your eyes and the importance of presentation and colour etc etc.

I always listened with a yeah, yeah, whatever attitude until we started eating these beauties:




Purple sweet potatoes. The picture was taken with my phone at night so it's a bit washed out. The potatoes are actually a really shocking, Halloween type deep purple.

The flavour is not quite as sweet as regular yellow sweet potatoes but a little more flavour-other-than-sweet-some if that makes sense.

I usually just steam or bake sweet potatoes and we eat them as is as a snack or a vegetable with dinner.

But today I used these to make miso soup. Onion and sweet potato miso soup is probably the whole family's favourite kind of miso soup.

But today it was less than a raging success.

The problem is the potatoes leeched colour into the water.

The onions went purple.

The miso soup went a gray- black colour.

It really was very Halloween.

I kept thinking I should have sent some to Jo for her amazing Halloween feasts!

Like I said I am not one who really believes in the whole eat with your eyes thing but even I had a difficult time looking at my grey-black soup and thinking 'yum!'

The girls were very put off and pulled all the veggies out and ate them from their plates leaving the murky soup untouched.

And K?

Well I had to point out the odd colour to him.

He had already drunk half his soup.

I guess he really doesn't eat with his eyes!

2 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

Our family really enjoys steamed and baked sweet potatoes here too. Just steamed a batch yesterday. : )

The color on those look really interesting. The soup turning color reminded me a bit of "Bridget Jones's Diary" when the string she used turned the soup blue. Do you remember that part in the movie, that part was so cute.: )

K sounds like a sweetheart and very easy going. : )

jojoebi さんのコメント...

should have popped a severed finger and an eye ball in it and it would have gone down a treat - well maybe in our house anyway!