Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Flat on my Plate

Flat shapes or two dimensional ones are present on everything... even our food. If you think about it so many of the things we eat have a shape like the ones from yesterday's post.

When planning a menu, you can rely on how your dish is going to look by making use of some design principles, how they are best displayed on the plate and later on the table.

You can complement the roundness of a tortilla, quesadilla or crepes with the round shape of a plate on top of a charger which is on top of a square place mat. Or you can think of a waffle and its many little shapes in contrast with a round plate and round berries on top.

Use shapes to make the dish stand out when people look into it, you have the opportunity to enhance the flavor and the experience.

Have a delicious day!


  1. I should definitely try some of the quesadillas for my next lunch with friends, thanks for sharing your ideas!!!! kisses

  2. These all look so delish! I am horrible at food photography! ha

  3. Interesting, I´ve never thought about it like that.

  4. Oh this looks delicious.
    have a great week.

  5. I'm not very good at it but I always admire a beautifully composed plate of food!

    always, koru kate

  6. Best. Post. Ever.

    so yummy and thoughtful.

  7. What great tips for making a pretty plate!

  8. I really need to focus more on plating and the design of the food, these were some good ideas, thanks!

  9. Yum I love a god quesadilla and I love the presentation tips!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living