How many times have you seen a picture of food and you hoped it tasted better than it looked? While I'm not one to promote myself as goddess of the camera I try to get pictures that would make a person go "Oooohhh yum!" as opposed to "Ewwww gross!" I'm a person that eats w/ my eyes to determine if I want to eat what I see.
A couple of weeks ago I was on my second favourite cooking site - Mantestedrecipes - when I noticed a contest called "Set the mood". The contest looked simple enough, upload a picture of your best meal for a romantic night, and then based on votes you might win a Jambox by Jawbone.
I don't have anyone in my life that I cook for in a "romantic" realm, but I decided to submit a picture of my Pecan-crusted trout w/ roasted artichoke sauce I then posted the link to my facebook page and asked my friends to vote for me.
I normally do NOT have the habit of asking others to vote for me, preferring to rest on my own laurels. If my photo is better than the rest, I figure others will agree and vote regardless of whether they know me personally or know of my cooking repertoire.
On 26 June -the day before my birthday- I was surprised beyond words to find the following email :
How fricking cool is that!!! I was SO excited to have been chosen as the first winner!!!!
I got my jambox this past Tuesday!!!