Cauliflower puree with bacon crumble |

Do you know how many people tell me that they cannot take good photos because they don’t have the space, don’t have the props or don’t have the expensive camera I have… It’s a surprising number I can tell you, so obviously in my current situation I am kind of proving them all wrong. Well ok I still do have that expensive camera but trust me if I tell you that I know photographers far better than myself that certainly own a far cheaper camera, so that is no excuse either.. πŸ™‚

This picture, I can tell you, was taken from my bed. It was shortly after I had come out of the hospital and wheelchairs where still far from my future at that point and I could either shoot from the bed or in the bed. I had done – at that point in time – my first commercial shoot from the bed. (move the bed away from the window, position a table in between the bed and the window, position tripod and shoot…)

But this dish is – let’s face it – simplicity itself and I did not feel like moving half the furniture (or in fact have someone else move half the furniture) to get a shot of a mash. No matter how good it tastes.


See me sitting in the bed?

See me sitting in the bed?

My little rolling bedside table has one of those plastic coverings that has a bit of a marbled effect and doesn’t look al that bad, so I cleared out that tiny table and that is how I took the shot. No, it would not be my preferred method but it’s not too bad a picture either, so you see, you do not need a lot of space, a lot of props or a lot of backgrounds to take a foodphoto.. πŸ™‚

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Cauliflower puree with bacon crumble

Prep Time: 15 hours 51 minutes
Cook Time: 15 hours 51 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 500 gr potatoes
  • 500 gr cauliflower
  • bit of butter
  • splash of milk
  • 100 gr bacon cubes
  • few slices of bacon


  • Clean the potatoes and the cauliflower and put them together into a large pan. Add water and bring to the boil until both are cooked.
  • In the meantime fry your bacon cubes in the pan and reserve some of the fat.
  • Fry the bacon slices and leave these to drain on kitchen paper.
  • Mash the potatoes and cauliflower together and make it creamier by adding the milk and the butter. Add enough so it has the right consistency for you.
  • Stir through the bacon cubes and crumble the bacon slices over the top
Course: sidedish
Author: Simone van den Berg


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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