Cooking up Colors with Photographer @gkstories
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Stockholm photographer David Frenkiel (@gkstories) is a highly visual guy — and he expects his food to be visual, too. “Think about the rainbow of colors and aromas at the vegetable aisle in the grocery store and compare that to what you smell and see when you pass the meat section,” says David, who has been a vegetarian for nearly 20 years. “I don’t think I’m the weird one for choosing to eat the food that all my senses naturally are drawn to.” A former magazine art director, David, along with his fiancé, Luise, have published two cookbooks, and they write the food blog, Green Kitchen Stories. He says color plays a part in the planning of meals for his family, which includes two young children, but flavor comes first. “Just by adding a few different vegetables, you usually get a pretty awesome mix of colors,” he says, adding that his trick to adding pop to savory dishes is by garnishing them with fruit, especially berries. “They have such intense colors and interesting textures. I often add in berries if my food doesn’t look great.”
But even for someone who’s focused on aesthetics, David is most interested in the backstory of the recipes he writes and photographs: “How you discovered a dish, who you were eating it with and where you were eating it — that often says much more than just talking about the ingredients.”
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