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I can’t speak for any other avid food photographer but I am embarrassed when I take pictures of my food at restaurants.  Embarrassed because it seems somewhat cliché to have yet another camera-toting Asian woman snapping away at the dish in front of her.  And then there are the eye rolls and unwanted stares you […]

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  • Don’t be embarrassed – this is amazing! I love the term “foodtographer,” I am always snapping photos of my coffee, snacks, desserts, mains, you name it and now when someone makes a comment I can just drop that term and make it sounds important!
    So Thanks and I love this!
    Kayli Marie, Late LattesReplyCancel

  • Hey, I wish I cud take as good photos as you. I like to take photos of my food, but I m a big loser when it comes to that (n in many other things, ofcourse). Well the point is, don’t ever stop doing what you love to do. Your photos are reallly cool. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ha ha…I am also a foodtographer. Your photos are cool!ReplyCancel

  • Foodography! Amazing portmanteau. 🙂 I get embarrassed taking photos of my meals in restaurants too and am pretty certain I get the ‘another asian lady taking photos’ stare all the time as well…ReplyCancel

  • These images you captured are stunning! And I hear you. I get embarrassed too, particularly at posh places. I no longer take my gigantic SLR with me to every restaurant, as I used to.ReplyCancel

The recent fall chill in London has me yearning for Polish golumpkis.  I suppose this meat stuffed cabbage dish should be added to my comfort foods list since it has brought me great comfort in the past.  It’s been a while since I last spent the time to parcel up each cabbage roll and let […]

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  • Now you’re talking! The Polish comfort food of my childhood. My Dad was Polish but my mum made these – and I still love them. Great pics. Glad I found your blog. See you at FBC12ReplyCancel

  • You are def. making me some when you step foot back in the States again.ReplyCancel

Tired of being landlocked in London we set off to be by the sea & sand for a few days.  In just 2.5 hours, by car, we found ourselves in Dorset and wasted no time in indulging on seafood for the duration of our stay.  Scallops, oysters, lobsters, fish & chips, crabs… you name it […]

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  • These are incredible! I love the castle framed shot from, well, the castle! Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • I’ve been to Durdle Door – it’s wonderful on a nice day! Dorset is such a beautiful part of the world.ReplyCancel

    • Pretty much all of Dorset was in sleepy town mode while we were there which was PERFECT for some R&R. Definitely a great place for a mini-getaway!ReplyCancel

      • Oh yes! I love sleepy mode :D. We get that in Wales 😀

  • Sas

    Stunning pics jo! The Chalks Cliffs one is my fav! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Thanks for visiting the site Sasha! We had great sunlight that day which helped massively. Can’t wait for our next trip.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful images, Jo!ReplyCancel

We all have a preference when it comes to comfort food.  Mine usually involves some form of homemade Vietnamese noodle soup as that was my family’s staple get-together meal.  But when it comes to sating a craving where heat is desired I always fall back to kimchi jigae. I find this Korean stew so comforting, […]

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It took a redhead 5 days to reveal London to me and she’s the one who is the tourist. In the 21 months I’ve lived in London I have done my fair bit of discovery of the city and of the country, yet it all still feels foreign.  Then Margi arrived.  A friend, anglophile and […]

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Taking pictures & making pictures.  Up until recently I have always taken pictures of anything that pleases my eye.  These are on the whim moments where something catches my attention and click goes my shutter.  I have albums upon albums of candids over the years that have preserved many memories.  I wouldn’t change those photos […]

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  • what a gorgeous cheesecake – I love cheesecake, particularly lemon ones 😀ReplyCancel

    • Jo Yee

      Thanks! If you like lemon cheesecake this recipe is definitely worth your while.ReplyCancel

  • Looks delish and superb pics! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Hi Jo, your photos are wonderful! From this series, my senses prefer the third one. I like the focus on the cheesecake itself which looks very inviting, indeed, yet still see the ingredients. I like the view of the scalloped edge too. Such an informative post!ReplyCancel

    • Thanks Grace! It was so nice to have met you at FBC. Anytime you want to geek out over photography just let me know!ReplyCancel

  • Yes, would love to! DM me a date that suits you.ReplyCancel