How would you feel if you couldn’t photograph your food at a restaurant? Would you still want to eat there? I was disappointed not to photograph my food at Per Se, but then it was Per Se, so it was an exception. I would think twice about eating somewhere if I couldn’t take photos. I’m not obnoxious about it though. I just use my phone to take photos and if I can get a decent picture without flash, I don’t use it. I can see how it would get annoying to other customers if one is there with a tripod and huge lens, etc. But is it any more annoying than customers having phone conversations? I think it should be up to the restaurant, whatever its culture/policy is, but I do think that a lot of people want to blog today and that restaurant may miss out on potential diners if they do prohibit photography.
Here are 4 new or updated apps and games for iPhone or Android users.
Flickr iOS 7–This updated app allows you to automatically upload and adjust your photos.
Find. Eat. Drink.–What differentiates this app from other restaurant review apps is that the reviews are written by those who work in the food industry.
The Whole Pantry–The “world’s first health, wellness and lifestyle app,” it has recipes and shopping lists for meals that are sugar and gluten-free.
Bakery Story: Fall Treats–This game allows you to create your own bakery inspired by fall treats.
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Pumpkins and apples are the big stars of the season, but pears are a versatile and tasty fall fruit too. Pears remind me of my grandmother because she liked them so much. She would eat them as is, but I’m sure she’d enjoy the recipes on this round-up too!
1. Spiced pear sauce from Magnolia Days
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2. Spiced pear crumb bars with dulce de leche from The Craving Chronicles
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3. Roasted pear vanilla ice cream from Hovkonditorn
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4. Chocolate baked pear pudding from a life…including cake!
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5. Pear vanilla upside down cakes from Baking a Moment
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I love the change of seasons. There’s something wonderful about each season. It still feels like summer here in New York, although it has gotten cooler. But my mind is turning toward the comforts of fall, that crispness of air and apple.
1. Apple pie bars from Roxana’s Home Baking
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2. Biscoff apple pie pinwheels from Buns In My Oven
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3. Baked apple cider donuts from The Sweet Life
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4. Caramel apple pie pudding shots from e is for eat.
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5. Apple cinnamon sugar cookie bars from Lemons for Lulu
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Culinary Flavors is a very cool food blog of Greek recipes. The most recent post on galotiri, or Greek milk, yogurt and cheese spread, caught my eye, admittedly because of its use of full fat yogurt and milk. The richness of this dip is very appealing!
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The site includes recipes for Greek classics like spanakopita to lesser-known dishes like the dessert mastic scented galaktoboureko with kataifi phylo and dishes that cross cultures like halva.
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Panorama triangles look like yummy snacks. In addition to the recipes, there’s a bit of Greek history so you are also learning about the Greek culture. There are holiday recipes too, including Easter breads and cookies, Christmas cookies and New Year’s cake.
Global Table Adventure is a very cool food blog about a family’s journey toward global peace and understanding through learning about each other’s foodways. The family intends to highlight every country’s culture and food and focuses on one country each week, and they are almost done. Recent countries include Uganda and Tuvalu. The site features a cool interactive map to see what countries they have featured with a photo of a recipe. What a cool project and a great site for learning more about the world.