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Susan Stalte. October 31, 2011 The Art of Food Presentation Meridian Education Corporation 2007 Five Facts from the video: There are five key elements to proper food presentation: color, shape and texture, arrangement, garnish and plating When designing color combinations for your food presentation use complimentary colors or work within the same color family Over cooking food dulls the color Using a garnish that is functional and attractive can provide a special flair that accents the dish Sauces can compliment a dish in both flavor and arrangement Five terms and their definitions: Mise en place: having all ingredients at the ready Symmetry: an element of arrangement; even numbers of equally sized and spaced ingredients – more formal approach Asymmetrical: more ‘random’ approach to arrangement, less formal Garnish: acts as a finishing touch to the plate and can be simple or extraordinary
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Unformatted text preview: • Plating: key element to food presentation that serves as the frame that allows the food to stand out. Plate should not compete with food but rather augment the presentation Would you recommend the video? I would definitely recommend this video to a friend! It was short, simple, and to the point. By having the two cooks demonstrate each step, and compare each other’s dishes, it was easy for me to grasp the key elements. The video was organized step-by-step, and having the writing on the screen at the end of each of the elements allowed me to remember the key points and also fun facts. All in all, the film was informational and even interesting. I liked learning about using different color combinations for presentation. Prior to watching, I had no idea that so much thought was put into a dish! This is a great video for students to easily grasp the elements of food presentation....
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