Seafood pasta with fennel and leek cream sauce

Seafood pasta with fennel and leek cream sauce

Seafood pasta with fennel and leek cream sauce

I was staring at this photo of the pasta dish I made using fennel and leeks and I knew, even if it looked perfect, that something was not quite right but couldn’t pinpoint what was wrong. Then it finally dawned on me that I should have used the fennel fronds I set aside as garnish instead of parsley! It would have made sense. It was a fennel sauce after all. If I didn’t forget my fennel fronds, this photo would have been absolutely perfect. Perhaps I should do it again tomorrow? I still have some sauce left. I just have to set everything up again, find that perfect light, shoot from that perfect angle, and make sure I have my perfect garnish. But why always strive for perfection? Isn’t good enough enough?

Although I wasn’t 100% satisfied with this photo, it made me happy. It was way better than other dishes I shot for my blog.

Way better than other pasta with fennel and leek cream sauce images on the internet (http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=pasta+with+fennel+and+leek+cream+sauce&tbm=isch).

Way better than Rachel Ray’s whose recipe I adapted and changed (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/chicken-with-fennel-cream-sauce-and-penne-recipe.html).

Besides, it tasted absolutely divine. I would do it again and again. And shoot it again and forget my perfect garnish again and still be happy.

Life is too short to have everything perfect.

Seafood pasta with fennel and leek cream sauce

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About Dolly Rubiano

I am passionate about photography and food is my favourite subject. I like shooting people too, especially when they’re not looking. I am a regular contributor as photographer to FishHead magazine, a local lifestyle magazine in Wellington, New Zealand. I blog about my experiments in the kitchen and don't cook anything that has four legs. Please get in touch if you would like to work with me regarding food styling and photography. View all posts by Dolly Rubiano

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