We hosted Thanksgiving this year. Yes, past-tense, we’re Canadian so our Thanksgiving comes about a month before American Thanksgiving.
We had never ever cooked a turkey before and were kind of scared by the thought of ruining the whole event. I didn't want to go with a frozen turkey so we went to the local butcher and bought a fresh local one.After a whole lot of internet research about brining and what not, I decided to skip that and do a butter roasted turkey instead. It did not turn out dry at all and was extremely tasty.
We were in quite a rush when we photographed the turkey so you’ll have to forgive the photo quality. We had a hungry mob to feed. Besides, it's hard to make a turkey look good I think. It's not as pretty as a cupcake that's for sure.
Recipe here: www.maries-cuisine.com/2013/10…
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Photographing dinner is the worst! People are like swarming and want to consume the thing and trying to get photos can be so awkward. This still looks amazeballs though. I'm not even big on turkey and I still wanna eat it .
It really is, that's why I almost never do it. The lighting is horrible at that time too and I have no time to create some.
Also, I didn't want to make them wait too long so I just snapped a few pics and most of them turned out to be blurry.. so I had no choice with this one.
You did way better than me. If people are watching I won't even take photos. It's the same when slicing up a cake for an event. I always want that perfect 1/4 or less missing piece photo of a cake and I can't bring myself to go all photographer mode in front of people.
My family totally understands. My big brother is a pro photographer so they're already used to him.
On my husbands side mky father in law is constantly taking pictures of Loïc. Snd my dad is always filming everything. There's 3 cameras going at any given time to our family events.I'm only shy because of the experienced eyes watching..
I hope someone herb-roasts you.
I really shouldn't be looking at pics of tasty looking food like this so late at night...now I'm in the mood for some good ol' fashion turkey.
Way to make people hungry!
And that is a peace of art !
I want to nom on its soul >,<
Wow looks so real!! What did you use? Resin and silicone? Clear gloss? Paint job is amazing too! We can almost smell the cooked meat! Nice job!
LOL that's because it is real! hahahaha
I was just trying to be funny! Looks really tasty! I Love the light on the picture, it got some kind of "wish we were here" feeling to it!
read the description XD
Haha, yeah... making a photo of something that needs to be served later is so much easier, isn't it?
But this looks really tasty!
But this looks really tasty!
Yes.. there were about 14 people turning around the turkey and drooling, so I had zero time hahaha
OMFG this looks So delicious!!
It does? I think the picture is horrible. ugh.
It was really delicious though
yes!, I cook meat all the time so i can tell if its nice or not i sound like a Viking
Thanks! I don't eat that much meat at all but turkey for Thanksgiving is a must, I think.
Im a celt but yeah we dont have thanksgiving here in the uk, but we have additional holidays like 'Guy Fawkes night - Bonfire where we burn a scarecrow version of Guy Fawkes who tried to blow up London's houses of parliment .... v for vendetta is based on that guy
Yeah, I heard about that story (remember the 5th of November). It's an interesting story for sure. I guess it's kind of like the Canadian version of how we burned down the White House (usa). Well did they try to conquer us, so it's their own fault
You're lucky to come from such a great culture. I'm a mix of different people, French (mostly) and some First nations (natives).