Project Food Blog has begun and the first challenge is to define ourselves as bloggers and state why we should advance to the next round. As the tag line goes, Diaczun Style is a collection of snippets from the life of a photo stylist. I am not a chef. I am not a cook. I am, however, immersed in a world of food. Whether it's tackling a new ingredient, testing recipes for work, or just playing with my camera, my intent with this blog is to provide anecdotes from my clumsy culinary journey and prove that if I can do it, anyone can do it. Hopefully, it will inspire you to play with your food. Vote how you will, and stop by anytime for equal parts of sweet and sarcastic.
No matter how hard I try, I can't stop football from taking over my living room every Sunday. The way I cope with this torture is to focus my energy on creating the game time snacks. Cooking distracts me from the incessant chattering of the announcers, the Arby's commercials, and the Brett Favre speculations. As the soothing overture of sizzling, mixing, and stirring begins, I slip into a state of mental bliss... forgetting all about touchdowns and timeouts. Today's culinary nirvana resulted in a trio of chips, bursting with flavor. Each one baked in a 350 degree oven until crisp. Red potatoes were coated in olive oil and herbs, apple slices were dusted with cinnamon sugar, and the wild card of the day was baby kale leaves that were soaked in cider vinegar and finished with a healthy dose of salt. (Can you feel your mouth puckering?) It's amazing how little you can hear when you are munching on a handful of crackly, crunchy chips. Coincidence?... I think not.