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My One and Gnocchi, Smothered in Brown Butter

November 29, 2020
Gnocchi with Brown Butter-Sage Sauce and Tomatoes
Pg. 133
Jewels, Season 1
55 down…44 to go!

This was my first time making gnocchi, and I really enjoyed it! I never knew the process essentially starts with making mashed potatoes. If you can make mashed potatoes, then you can make gnocchi! And if you’ve never made fresh pasta before, I recommend starting here. The dough only needed to rest for 5 minutes, and the brown butter and sage sauce with blistered tomatoes was super easy to make. These simple-to-prepare elements made it the perfect comfort dish!

I wanted to take this opportunity to play with color contrast and composition for my food photography and styling. Why are fruits and veggies so beautiful? I kept a few tomatoes on the vine to use as a prop while I styled the shot, because I know I need to up my prop game. Getting the perfect photo takes so much more planning than I would have ever imagined.

See what I mean? Beauties! But also, I have a lot to learn about glares and reflections in the subjects I’m photographing. Can you spot the food photographer in the tomatoes?

I love a good close up shot. I also love bite shots. I would literally start a whole new Instagram account for these. I have to talk myself out of it daily because I already have too much on my plate (pun intended). I couldn’t help but snag this pic with all my great props in the background.

Sorry that this turned more into a food photography ramble than anything else, but frankly, the gnocchi speaks for itself, am I right?

All my love,
Dani, a big tid

P.S. Are you tired of my food puns yet?

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  1. What great pictures! You’re a master chef and photographer to prove it!

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