This photo was taken on a gloomy Friday afternoon in Dubai. I wanted to create a Mediterranean themed shoot so a Mediterranean inspired recipe seemed like the right call. Roasted vegetables like Eggplant and Red Bell Pepper are always key ingredients when it comes to Mediterranean cuisine. The dip is perfect for mopping up with some fresh pita bread, rye crackers or arabic bread.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 23
Award Score: 67 (Value 12, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18, Style 12.5, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Food Photography
Photograph Location: Dubai, The United Arab Emirates
Photographer: Roseanne Orim (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) Registered
Born and raised in Nigeria, and living on her own in England for over half a decade, Roseanne Orim is now living in Dubai. Her love affair with cooking and food in general began over a decade ago when in true Nigerian fashion, being a girl and all, was frequently summoned into the kitchen, standing over a pot of soup, stirring hawk-eyed until the meal was ready and the aroma diffused through the house. For years she has been experimenting in many ways through creating her own meals, sometimes involving a few friends who much to her delight were pleased with the results. As the years went on her love for cooking only deepened and that journey led to what is today “CHOP-BELLE-FULL” (pronounced Chop Bell-eh Full), Nigerian Pidgin English meaning for “Eating to Satiety” a food blog, which she has created to inspire others with the simplest dishes from the simplest ingredients. She invites everyone to come along with on her culinary journey as she raid through her kitchen cabinets and the streets of the various countries that she hopes to visit and indulges in all her culinary fantasies. And because sharing is caring, she regularly features bloggers and other people from the culinary industry, not without their dishes of course! She wants to celebrate food from all walks of life, the stories behind the origin of dishes and everything that makes up a diverse array of flavour palettes.