Reader: Does food that's good for you have to look so bad?

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Does food that's so good for you have to look so bad? That's the question Skipper poses after Veggie Girl Amber Taufen's recent piece on the venerable Mercury Cafe.

Every single dish looks appalling. Who is responsible for these nightmarish piles of veggies, chips, cheese, and noodles?

Just because you serve organic/veggie/vegan doesnt give any food professional the right to throw all efforts of quality control and visual presentation out the facking window. Have some pride in what you're putting out, Chef.

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David Soto
David Soto

Next time, she should draw what she ate.

Canon Rebel
Canon Rebel

Not even a great camera can help that presentation

rain
rain

I think a big part of the problem with the pix is that the camera's flash washes everthing out...it's hard enough to take good pictures of food under controlled conditions, poor lighting (and poor cameras) make it even harder.

Kelliepeterson
Kelliepeterson

I was thinking the exact same thing when I read the recent bit about them here on this blog. It just doesn't make me want to go there to eat. Ever. 

k. Nelson
k. Nelson

Have you been in their kitchen? I've spent my share of time there. In contrast, enjoy an image of DaTerra, a Portuguese vegetarian/vegan restaurant. Their food is served buffet style, so these are my plate arrangements. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Gx5A...

Mantonat
Mantonat

I've learned to resist commenting on food photos on this blog for exactly the reasons you state. It's difficult and expensive to get good food photos on the go, especially without attracting alot of attention. However, I don't think any amount of expensive camera equipment or photography skills could save that salad. I would honestly be angry if I paid more than about a buck for that salad. 

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