Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Yes, this is a food blog, but there are so many things that inspire me, that I can't help but wanting to share them with you.

Who knows, perhaps this will be a regular thing around here.
Tell me what you think!

I believe I have told you what a huge Woody Allen fan I am. This latest documentary on PBS about his life and work, left me even more impressed by this multitalented man and legendary filmmaker. I lurve Woody.

This is what you get when a prima ballerina, wearing ethereal clothes by Chloé, dances to music by Philip Glass.

Ashley Rodriguez's video on how to make a gradient cake with rolled fondant. She makes it look so easy. (Ashley writes the wonderful food blog Not Without Salt).

Have you ever considered dining in the sky?

I love creative couples, and iconic Dutch fashion photographer duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, are a fascinating one. The music video for Bjork's Moon, from her latest album Biophilia, is the perfect combination of their imaginative visual creativity and Bjork's evocative musical talent.

I'm not at all good at DIY stuff but this I have to try; how to make your own distressed wood background for photographs.

This and this are my favorite television series of late.

Mikkel Adsbøl is a Danish food photographer. Check out his work. His photographs are stunning.

See you soon with a recipe!


  1. I love it that you are sharing all this inspiration! MLEK is a place you can do with whatever you like! Isn't that inspiring??

  2. I'm drooling over that food photography -- and am excited to watch the dance to Philip Glass...thanks for sharing!

  3. This is fun. A little change of pace. I didn't know about the Woody Allen documentary. Thanks. I've seen Bored to Death a few times. Jason Schwartzman always makes me laugh. I just look at him and I feel like laughing.

  4. I think you will enjoy the company of my daughter Barbara who is totally in love with Woody Allen music, films and everything else you are talking about. Me, on the other hand, am very limited to food and whatever photography I can do in my kitchen. Talking of photography I would like to take this opportunity to ask your permission if I could use your technique in sticking half picture to another half when you are showing the development of your food creation. Please advise. Thanks and have a good day. P.S. I think it is wonderful if you want to express your toughts and feeling in writing. Maybe you can create a new blog with just thoughts and feelings...

  5. Magda Hi again! I almost forgot to mention my daughter's blog:http://little-miss-cupcakes-art-creations.com check it out if you will. Thanks

  6. I love 'favorites' posts. There is so much out there on the web, this is a way to get easier access to some of the great stuff.

  7. Love the Chloé dance - have you ever seen the ballet "Glass Pieces" choreographed by Jerome Robbins in the 80s? I am sure these two have danced it as it is a signature NYC Ballet work.

    Love the gradient cake. Can't we use marzipan instead of rolled fondant? It tastes SO much better!

    Don't know "Bored to Death" but added to my Netflix list.

    Love Mikkel Adsbøl's photography. I want to be him when I grow up.

    Thanks for these inspirations. In addition, YOU continue to inspire me with your blog posts and recipes.

  8. Nicole — yes! :)

    lauren — you're so welcome.

    Denise — Jason Schwartzman is indeed a funny man, but Ted Danson and the Greek Zach Galifianakis are hilarious! S and I love that series.

    Stelio — of course you can use the technique. Your daughter is also a blogger? Like father like daughter huh? I'll check out her blog!

    Nuts about food — I'm glad you like it!

    Cocoa and Lavender — No, I haven't seen that David, I'll try to find it on youtube.
    I have used marzipan instead of rolled fondant and it works wonderfully!
    Hehe, me too! (about Mikkel Adsbøl)

    Thank you David. You always have the sweetest things to say :)

  9. An interesting and inspiring post; dining in the sky is a concept that is done in Beirut too, though I have a fear of heights and would never do it myself! Like Woody Allen too (Annie Hall is a big favorite), and everything else you mention.

  10. Great links. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Thanks so much Magda! Let's see if I can do it.
    Have a nice Wednesday. Agios Andreas today, do you have any Andreas? Polihroni! You know it is so nice that the Greeks of the diaspora are drawn together by one subject:Food. Cheers.

  12. Thanks a lot Magda! The wood board is my next weekend project :)

  13. Hi Magda--Thanks! I like this change-up--Inspiration comes from all directions, and it's fun to share. I especially enjoyed the Danish photographer's site.
    Bored to Death is a favorite of mine, too. And, the DIY piece comes from my neighborhood--Nashville foodbloggers at Love and Olive Oil.

  14. I agree with you Mikkel Adsbø's work is simply gorgeous!

  15. I've not seen Love and Olive Oil's tutorial on wood boards -- doesn't look too intimidating to try on my own. Will check out Mikkel's site (always looking for photographer inspiration). Great list, thanks :)

  16. Such pretty writing instruments, I love anything to do with papeterie! Thanks so much for sharing these links because it's lovely to get to know you a little more. As you know, I'm also a huge Woody fan, I lurve him too and have to see this documentary. I've been wondering about Broadwalk Empire for a while but if you're a fan, I'll be sure to check it out.