相信很多人都會在家裡一嘗煎扒，但大家有沒有試過把扒類煎得過熟或過乾 (柴皮咁款) 呢? 扒類都是很多人在西餐廳的必選item，大家在家裡的自家煎扒又有沒有信心跟西餐廳的比美呢?
其實煎扒的確是一門學問，不過只要掌握到技巧，就能夠在家裡煎出五星級的扒!! 一理通百里明，一技巧走天涯! 我介紹的方法適用於任何扒類。
選扒技巧 : 不要因為怕多油要選脂肪少的扒，因為脂肪少的扒會影響肉質，七成肉 三成脂肪 就是最好的配搭!
煎扒技巧: 首先在鑊上放適量的油，然後用大火把扒的兩面煎成「熟肉」色 (注意: 扒心不該熟) ，這樣做可以封住扒類本身的肉汁。當扒的兩面煎成「熟肉」色，便要立即把火收細，讓扒內慢慢熟透，這樣做才不會影響肉質。
電飯煲焗蛋糕 之 日式芝士蛋糕
芝士蛋糕 : (Panasonic 焗蛋糕電飯煲)
3. 糖75克 (50克 + 25克<蛋白用> )
4. 蛋黃4隻 & 蛋白4隻 (分開使用)
7. 麵粉25克 (普通麵粉)
2. 忌廉芝士, 牛油和50克糖打至忌廉狀, 混入蛋黃, 牛奶
3. 麵粉篩勻, 慢慢地捲入芝士混合物內
4. 蛋白與剩餘糖打至挺身, 徐徐捲入芝士混入物內
5. 芝士糊倒入電飯煲內, 按 cake 制便可!!
忌廉適量 (大約 150克)
**可在步驟 2 加入其他材料 (例如: 洋蔥)
**可在步驟 3 加入其他材料 (例如: 蟹柳，火腿，蘑菇)
For us food photographers, we often have to work in challenging situations with different lighting conditions. For instance, taking street food photos in a night market, taking food photos in a restaurant with dim lights or taking food photos at home with natural light. Due to the varying characteristics of the light sources, setting the correct white balance every time is needed.
Most DSLR cameras have a manual white balance setting that allows users to set the correct white balance prior to taking pictures. We use a white cup which is surprisingly good at giving us a correct white balance setting:
We set the white balance by placing a white cup in front of the camera lens. Then we preset the white balance by taking a picture. Alternatively if you don’t want to use a white cup, you can use a piece of tissue.
In a restaurant, light is usually very dim. Without adjusting the white balance (that is, using the auto white balance setting), food photos are often tainted with a yellowish color. However, with the correct white balance, the photos appear to be taken under a normal light source and the colors of the food can be presented correctly:
At home, we try to use as much natural light as possible when taking food photos. One way to do this is to place the dish near a window. If the window has a color tone, make sure to correct the white balance first before taking any pictures:
The white balance of these food photos can also be corrected if the pictures are in a RAW format such as NEF. Using the Adobe Camera Raw software, we can use the white balance tool to correct the white balance of the picture. Just point the white balance eyedropper to anywhere in the picture that you think should be black, white or gray.
Next time when you are taking food photos, remember to check your white balance setting first.FoodWee is now accepting food photos for critique free of charge. Just login to FoodWee with your facebook or twitter account. Upload your food photos. Under “Show->Mine”, click “Blog Comments” on any of your food photos. A popup window will take you to this blog with your food photo as a new post. Write in the comments section “please critique”. We will look at your food photos and give you some comments.
FoodWee user “Kau@fb” recently had 2 award-winning food photo entries (2 of his FoodWees) in the Malaysia Kitchen (Hong Kong) Photo Competition. Eden Choy, the strategic marketing consultant of FoodWee, did an interview with him over Skype.
Eden: Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us.
Kau@fb: Thank you. I am honored.
Eden: What was your motivation behind in participating in the Malaysia Kitchen (Hong Kong) Photo Competition?
Kau@fb: I am always fascinated by attractive food pictures. Just by looking at them makes me hungry! Since late last year, I started taking as many food pictures as I possibly can, and I put them in FoodWee to share with my friends. I think this competition is a great promotion campaign to get the public to learn more about the Malaysian food culture, and I am always interested in learning about other food cultures. This also gives me a good reason to visit some great Malaysian restaurants!
Eden: Your award winning pictures are beautiful.
Kau@fb: It is not as easy as you think. In this competition, no post-processing (such as using Photoshop) is allowed. So I have to try my best to take the pictures with the best possible quality. Afterwards, I have to submit the pictures straight out of my camera to the competition.
Eden: What kind of camera and lens do you use?
Kau@fb: I use a Nikon D3000 DSLR camera. The winning pictures were taken with a 35mm/f1.8 Nikon prime lens.
Eden: That is an inexpensive DSLR camera, isn’t it? I am amazed it was able to take award-winning pictures.
Kau@fb: The camera itself doesn’t matter. It is how a photographer uses it. I have seen bad pictures taken with professional grade, very expensive cameras.
Eden: That is true. Why do you use FoodWee to show your food photo work?
Kau@fb: First of all I want to share my food pictures with friends I have in facebook, twitter and other social networks. FoodWee makes it easy for me to do so. FoodWee can also allow me to display my pictures in a nice resolution, which I think is very important for food pictures. I want to see the details in each picture. The details can bring out the attractiveness of the food itself.
Eden: That is one of the reasons why FoodWee was created, to allow users to share their food in its truest form with friends. Friends can learn from friends on where to eat those amazing dishes, or how to make them. We are trying to build a large community of users who love to share the art of food.
Kau@fb: I am glad that I am part of the FoodWee community.
Eden: Congratulations again on winning the competition!
Kau@fb: Thanks and I will continue my food sharing mission on FoodWee.
The award winning photos can be seen here: