Did you know the way you present your food on a plate and even the
colors on the plate make the food you serve more appealing to eat?
When you are plating your food or presenting it on a platter, keep
an eye on color. You'll see in a restaurant little additions of
lemon wedges or green garnishes to add color to your plate.
Here are more ideas to add to your food presentation.
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Food Presentation Ideas
Garnish soup with toppings such as chopped avocado,
sliced almonds or add a swirl of cream or sour cream to the top
Sprinkle baked goods with chopped nuts or streusel
topping before baking.
Add powdered sugar to baked goods after they come out
of the oven. You can do this by sprinkling sugar with your
fingers or using a sugar shaker.
Add chopped fresh herbs to dishes, soup or salads.
Add a cooked bacon strip, chicken strip or something similar
to a cream soup like this pumpkin soup.
Add a sliced orange, lemon or lime to a drink. Either
in your drink to add color or sit on the edge of your glass.
Most any fruit will work with this.
Add a fruit kabob to a smoothie or milkshake by adding
sliced fruit to a skewer or long toothpick. Serve along the edge
or in the glass.
Finish off a cooked pasta
dish or salad with grated Parmesan cheese.
Some fruit shells can be used as a bowl. Scrap or cut
the fruit out and use as a serving bowl. Watermelon is often
used as a serving bowl but don't forget even oranges can be mini
sized serving dishes. Try coconuts, pineapples, lemons or limes.
Serve dips or condiments in hollowed out colored peppers.
Add fresh sliced fruit. Not only does fruit add a
little more nutrition, they are colorful and they can easily be
added on the side of your plate or decorated in a flower shape
or whatever you choose.
Add chocolate curls to cakes, cream pies or
milkshakes. These are easily formed by using a grater or peeler
on a candy bar.
Add a baked good such as cookies or crackers to a pudding or
mousse for dessert.
Experiment with radish roses or carrot curls is a fun way to
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