Last week, Bonny Kang, a very frequent poster and member-in-great standing on Flickr started a new and fun community. Similar in some ways to Is My Blog Burning? (IMBB), this new group, Friday Food Fiesta, asks its members to photograph a specific food/dish each week. Unlike IMBB, which is more recipe driven, this group is more picture-driven, and the focus of the challenge is to see how different people capture the same food distinctly. Of course, there will be variations in the food, but that just adds to the personality of each photo.
For the very first challenge, Bonny announced a hamburger challenge. Shoot any kind of burger. Instead of running over to Iggy’s (who makes THE best burger in Singapore), I decided to make my own. The mix I used is at the end of the post.
My wife and I had her dad over for a relaxed holiday lunch. The burger, topped with gruyere and a fried egg, is served over a toasted slice of walnut bread, bought from Canele.
There’s also another really cool food challenge/meme going around the web as well. It’s called End-Of-The-Month-Eggs-On-Toast. Simply put, bloggers create cool egg on toast recipes and post about them. When putting together this dish, I kept thinking about this as well. (Hiya Jeanne, hoping that the introduction of a hunk of meat between my egg and my toast won’t disqualify this from EoMeoTe #6!)
The egg/burger/toast was paired with a salad of rocket, spinach, cherry tomatoes and sliced almonds, with a Champagne vinegar-vinaigrette. We also had a wonderful portobello and porcini mushroom quiche, which my wife whipped up, accompanied with a bottle of Nepenthe 2004 Sauvignon Blanc. Here’s a pix of the quiche…which was delicious!
Burger mix (for 3 pretty large patties or 4 small ones)
400g premium beef mince
1 small brown onion
1 egg yolk
1 tsp Japanese hamburger sauce (tomato paste, soya bean paste, apple, sesame)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper