Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My BBQ Taste Buds Need a Break

I don't know about everyone else, but I think I need a little break from all the recent BBQ madness over the past couple of weeks. July 4th weekend really pumped my gut full of meat, hot dogs, and burgers. I even had to throw some leftover hot link sausages into the freezer, because I knew I wasn't going to be able to eat those anytime soon. It's time to detox, relax, and let the next BBQ cravings come in naturally.

In the meantime, I've been perusing the web for any interesting BBQ news. My blog was featured on the LA Times! Well, sort of. Anyone can just submit a photo -- but I thought it was cool that the LA Times Food blog added my BBQ brisket sandwich to their photo gallery. Just go to photo #44.

Featured on the LA Times food blog! (well, sort of)

Taking pictures of food has really become an art form. Some people may affectionately call it "food porn," but it takes a good eye and some camera skill to produce worthy food shots. You can see some of the high quality photos at websites like TasteSpotting, where thousands of people submit photos to be features on the home page. For food bloggers, getting their pictures on the site means heavy traffic. One day, I hope to produce a good enough photo for that site. One day!

Got a Weber grill and a photogenic smile? I follow Weber Grill's twitter account, and I saw a tweet about submitting photos to be featured on their home page or Facebook account. The page and contest name is called Me and My Weber. Maybe I'll submit a picture or two.