Thursday, August 6, 2015

Presenting: Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

For those of you unfamiliar with my earlier work, I started a series called Presenting: where I attempt to improve my photography and/or plating.

Inspiration Behind the Dish

On Sunday of Food and Wine Conference, I spent a huge portion of that day attending workshops to improve presentation of my food. One of the sessions I attended was Every Picture Tells A Story by Denise Vivaldo of Denise Vivaldo Group. If you're unfamiliar with her, she's absolutely fantastic. It was fun to hear her reminisce about being on the sets of big name TV shows of the 1980s and 1990s working behind the scenes as a culinary producer. The seminar wasn't entirely a trip down memory lane. She gave some great advice too.

Dish Details

One of the tips I picked up during her workshop was to purchase a mobile photography studio so once I got home from Orlando, I went on Amazon and I did. I'm not presenting anything new because I've already published Chef Fabio Viviani's version of this dish. I'm using the dish solely as a prop to practice my photography. I pretty much stuck to Giada's recipe found on, so I respectfully request to go there for it in its entirety.

Final Thoughts

The picture needed very little editing. I used my smartphone on auto settings. The only thing I really did was add my logo and cropped the picture of some negative space. I welcome constructive criticism so please comment with it.


  1. Very nice. I just bought some 'mobile' equipment for my RV Chronicles and if I can come even close to the quality that you've produced, I'll be a happy camper. — Excellent stuff, man.

  2. Like I told you yesterday when you gave me a sneak peek, this photo looks fantastic, DB. You obviously paid very close attention to Denise's session. The plating is excellent, the photo is crisp and clear, and I love the black background. It really makes your plate stand out.

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