Simone's Kitchen

Kookstudio

I am sure we all have that one “issue” at some point in our lives… There is so much to do and just so little time!! I’ve been really busy the last couple of weeks with assignments. It’s wedding season after all, so that means a lot of work for me as well. In addition to that a lot of people choose the summer and spring period to have family portraits made, so that is another big part of my work right now plus I also get a couple of companies for assignments. In general I find that people are terrible in planning which means I get a phonecall a day before they want to have a photoshoot done! The only exception to this seems to be weddings which are planned years in advance sometimes.

So all in all I have had very little time to do any proper cooking recently, let alone taking photos of it! To be honest; Tom has been the one doing most of the cooking the last week… 🙂

Last wednesday I went to the kookstudio for a photoshoot with a model. I had wanted to do some kitchenstuff for stock photography and when thinking of which kitchen to use, I naturally thought about the place where we had so much fun recently. Kookstudio Amsterdam. Rob was more then willing to let us into the kitchen, so we arrived there in the morning last week. I think the photos turned out great, although the model wasn’t really into cooking… haha… I hope it doesn’t show too much! While I was there we got invited to join the cooking class of this friday so yeah!! We got to be back in cooking class again! Obviously we kind of missed our friends of the cooking course, so this was all with new people, but it was great fun to be back again anyway.

It was cooking a menu this time, although there was enough room for interpretation as to how you would prepare the actual ingredients. There were a couple of fish, a large piece of lamb (the two hindlegs and bottom), some chickenlegs and a pig’s neck (Baambrugs pig) and ofcourse lots of different vegetables and fruits. Since we were added kind of at the last minute both Tom and I felt we would do whatever was left over after the different dishes had been divided.That seemed only

fair to the people there, so I ended up doing a strawberry bavaroise (I can never pronounce that name!!) and Tom did various different jobs throughout the evening. Making my strawberry dessert was no punishment ofcourse. I love strawberries and I love desserts, so nothing wrong with that and the end result was lovely and very very tasty!

Some of the other people made a clafoutis with strawberry and apricots, but it tasted too much of egg so something had gone wrong there and for the tarte tatin something went wrong with the dough. It was ready made, but didn’t rise at all. We had roasted leg of lamb, with grilled vegetables and asparagus. I should ofcourse start with the starter as I am working my way backwards now… 🙂

Starter was a salad with bits of smoked fish and chicken leg, second course was mashed potatoes with ‘raapsteeltjes’ and mashed potatoes with ‘postelein’ (I have to look up the english words for those!) accompanied with some grilled porkneck (which maybe doesn’t sound too good, but was delicious!) and then we had the lambshoulder with the grilled vegetables as I mentioned above. Rob was serving us some lovely wines to go with each course, but ofcourse I had to drive again, so I didn’t drink that much… 🙁 We ended with the three desserts and some caramelized pineapple. It was great to be back and we seriously can’t wait untill the follow up course is starting!

All in all, sorry if I haven’t visited any blogs lately but I will hopefully be back soon!

 

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18 comments

  1. Good to see you’re busy Simone! I quite like the model stock shots! And can’t wait to see what you get up to on your next Kookstudio visit!

  2. Good to see you’re busy Simone! I quite like the model stock shots! And can’t wait to see what you get up to on your next Kookstudio visit!

  3. model was cute and perfect for the shoot!

  4. model was cute and perfect for the shoot!

  5. Great shots Simone the colours in your phots are amazing! It’s been such an enjoyable read!

  6. Great shots Simone the colours in your phots are amazing! It’s been such an enjoyable read!

  7. In tough financial times like these, I am happy that YOU are so busy!!! I read a beautiful quote the other day…

    Do what you love, love what you do and always deliver more than you promised!!! I think you pretty much live by that!!!

  8. In tough financial times like these, I am happy that YOU are so busy!!! I read a beautiful quote the other day…

    Do what you love, love what you do and always deliver more than you promised!!! I think you pretty much live by that!!!

  9. I am happy that you are so busy,…good for you!
    Don’t forget that recently i gave you an award: come over @my foodblog to collect it. It is in my second latest post: a strawberry smoothie & 2 awards!!

  10. I am happy that you are so busy,…good for you!
    Don’t forget that recently i gave you an award: come over @my foodblog to collect it. It is in my second latest post: a strawberry smoothie & 2 awards!!

  11. The Bavaroise looks delicious. Sounds like a fun class!

  12. The Bavaroise looks delicious. Sounds like a fun class!

  13. OH sounds so delicious! I’m glad you are getting so much work, you sound very happy!

  14. OH sounds so delicious! I’m glad you are getting so much work, you sound very happy!

  15. I like shooting people and I think your model looks very convincing!

  16. I like shooting people and I think your model looks very convincing!

  17. Beautiful photography, as usual. I particular like the composition of the one with the pot and the fruits and vegetables blurred in the back for the bavaroise. I really like the lighting.

  18. Beautiful photography, as usual. I particular like the composition of the one with the pot and the fruits and vegetables blurred in the back for the bavaroise. I really like the lighting.

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