For the longest time ever, I have wanted to rant about this horrible looking food photos found in the weekly Sunday Star. It puzzles me how this columnist gets her own column. Really. First, her recipes are nothing to shout about. Second, her ideas are nothing new. Thirdly, her food photos suxs max! Really.
Her food photos are a mess always. The plates and bowls she used clashed with the foods. For someone with a column of her own, can’t she use a bit of garnishing or whatever to dress up her ugly foods?
There is a lack of passion from her. It is the week before Raya and what recipe does she offers? Gulai Ayam and Thosai. Eh, ini kan Raya, bukan Deepavali lah. Can’t you find something ‘Malay’ to get into the mood? There are hundreds of dishes perfect for Raya but what does she offers? Thosai and Gulai Ayam that looks like some gulai served in Kamunting.
Think I over exaggerate? Look here. Or here. I also noticed that most of the recipes she used are based on pre-made sauces and soup sachets. Aiyor, this kind of recipe, we can just copy from the packaging lah! (an archive of her articles)
But that’s not the end of my rant. Someone from the same food section every Sunday takes bloggers’ blog posts and make it into an article. My food posts came up twice and I hate the fact that they never bother to ask me first. First article was my sesame chicken and the next one, was a food review of some mamak stall.
Sheessh….The Sunday Star, wth lah! Buy Faridah a better digital camera, can? Plus teach her about frames, how to crop, angles and lighting….Not that I am a pro but seriously, any of us food bloggers can come up with much more decent photos than your columnist who gets her own column, every week.
*ok, end of rant, grins*