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Bia Sasta

It’s almost Christmas market time!

Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 5:50pm

There is a lot happening at the moment – I was very busy last week and this week seems to be continuing the trend.

First, I am busy organizing a lovely Christmas market in Blarney. Mark your diary for Sunday 26 November, the Handmade Christmas Market in Blarney Golf Resort. We will have some amazing stalls there with lovely origami, ceramics, soaps, specialty teas, wax lanterns, pebble art, resin jewellery, Christmas ornaments and a lot more.

I love meeting all these artists and crafters and see the creative talent that is out there. So I hope to see you at the market – and in case you can’t make it, go onto my website (biasasta.ie) to see what other Christmas markets are happening.

Then, I am also very busy with the assignments in the food photography course. I handed in my first assignment on time with my essay on the evolution of food presentation and now it is all about the photography itself.

I missed one night as I was attending the Irish Cheese Awards and was behind with the latest assignment. So, when I went last week, everyone had already decided what he or she is going to shoot.

Let me tell you, there were some great ideas in the room.

One person is using her allotment (which is amazing by the way) as inspiration using her winter crop. One of the attending chefs has chosen spices, which he photographed against a dark background. The results looked absolutely stunning.

The other chef has cheese as a topic while a lady in the group has decided on apple tart.

All arrangements looked beautiful and I have my work cut out competing against them and finding a subject.

When I got home that night, I knew I had to come up with something that I enjoy doing but that also gave good results.

Looking through some old photos (I have to admit that I have more photos on food than I have of my friends – who I love dearly of course) and discovered that I had made sweets and bakes that looked quite good.

So, last weekend I had a big baking session and my kitchen smelled of chocolate, sugar and spices.

I made a batch of meringue that I coloured in blue and green (discovered that my oven is crap for good looking meringue), mini mince pies, custard tarts and pink chocolates. Now, I had to arrange them so that they looked more interesting and that was a challenge (all the goodies tasted good but I had to set a scene).

If someone had walked past my window last Sunday morning, they would have been amused and entertained seeing me standing on a chair with a camera, trying to get the right angle of the food arranged on the windowsill.

I will be posting some of them on my Facebook page (Bia Sasta), so have a look and wish me luck that the tutor likes my work – I’ll keep you posted.

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