Into the wolf’s mouth | Bocca di Lupo
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For about two years now each November I’m thinking “yes, I’ll stick on a moustache and do a a video like that in support of Movember”
Once more things have been seriously hectic, the end of the month approaching and I still don’t have a video. Damn. Note to self: Must plan better.
So anyhow, here is the Digital Scullery photo-contribution to an amazing idea, worthy of loads of support. Now that you’ve seen me like this please consider donating to Movember. 🙂
btw I did my hair for a swing conert & dance thing I went to today. It is a very poor version of the amazing video on doing a half victory roll by Cherry Dollface
My, this is a long – and yummy – story, but it had to be shared. So here’s a bit of gossip about my cooking adventure with Unilever Greece and OgilvyOne Athens for Hellmann’s.
The people at the two companies found the Greek version of Digital Scullery and my cooking videos in Greek. Apparently they liked them and they approached me. We got together to create “Πας Μαγειρεύοντας“ – the closest translation might be Cooking for Trouble – an online cooking show.
One of the things you have to understand about Greek food (apart from the obvious stuff like souvlaki, frappe, koulourakia and all that) is that at least once a year the word “nistisimo” appears almost everywhere. It’s probably Lent, aka Sarakosti.
refresh – this post is updated – working draft as I bake, take pics, video, update facebook (in Greek) and tweet (in English).)
(This post was being updated while I was baking. Thank you for the nice comments and support on Facebook and twitter. Full normal post (and video)
It’s all gone Pete Tong. Or rather, half of the two laganas is gone. We chomped it all!
Baked each for 20 minutes and they came out lovely!
Here’s a quick pic and I will be uploading a full proper post (and video) tonight with full explanations of what the heck lagana bread is.
For about two seasons now I have been watching Lorraine Pascale and her BBC programmes. Baking Made Easy and Home Cooking Made Easy.
Lorraine is an ex model and after a few jobs here and there she got busy, went to some seminars, studied and today she is a chef. Her first programme was mainly about baking, particularly desserts and pastry. Her second programme is all about food in general.
If you blog about food you know what a headache it is to get good pictures.
I happen to make recipe videos and it is exceedingly hard to actually produce something that shows what you are doing accurately.
Food is a difficult material to work with. Textures and colours are important.
I’ve been doing the videos for quite some time now and lately I ‘ve been thinking about a new camera.
Enter SONY and their social media agency immediate future (follow them on twitter as well).
I approached immediate future (via twitter no less), explained exactly what I need and we talked about it. I told them that I need something simple, not professional as my videos are amateur videos. I needed something that would evidently show that I am creating and not a pro. However, it also needed to be apparent what the heck I’m cooking.
Aisling, Nora and Vivienne listened carefully, we chatted about it and today I received a bloggie MHS-PM5K.
I suggested mentioning SONY in every video but they refused. “Just use it”, they told me, “and let us know how it works our for you.”
After that I just had to leave a small note about it!
As always – and as those that have been following me for some years now – I will not hesitate to honestly say how the camera is working out.
Hold the line for more details!
Full disclosure: No money exchanged hands, no under the table deals. This is the whole of the story.