Saturday's post about my tea ritual led me to looking back at the massive number of food pictures I've taken over the past few years -- and there are a lot.
What compels some of us to photograph our food? Why does a gorgeous cup of coffee just demand to be stored for posterity? And why wasn't I into food photography more when visiting Europe's true coffee-centered countries?
Sydney, Australia: All the makings of the perfect afternoon are here -- frothy cappuccino, chocolate croissant and a good book.
Salzburg, Austria: Life can't get much better than a steaming latte and sachertorte.
Seoul, South Korea: Freshly-made lemon tea proved the instant cure for any ailment.
The Ritz-Carlton, Virginia: An elegant, formal tea with female relatives has become one of my favorite family traditions.
Stow-on-the-Wold, England: Cream tea is one of the joys of English living -- scones with clotted cream and jam? Yes, please!
Bedford Springs Resort, Pennsylvania: One of the nicest things about staying at a fancy resort is daily teatime, in which my family loved to indulge each afternoon.
Skagway, Alaska: Whoever had the brilliant idea to combine the two greatest foods known to man -- coffee and burritos -- should be given a medal.
But sometimes the best of all is that lazy, quiet cup of tea enjoyed in your own home. Especially when paired with freshly baked bread. :)
Photographing food -- weird or cool?