The Fine Art of Styling A Dish
man styling a dish

Food involves all your five senses, and most of us eat with our eyes first, strange thing, when we actually know that it is obviously our mouth’s business.

Great food is eaten with the mouth but also with the eyes, thus the significance of food presentation; skillfully presented plates boost your guest’s appetite. However when we are not an artist, it is now and again tricky to get that Midas touch like the great chef. Styling an appealing dish on a plate is not always easy.

There is no modus operandi to adorn the dish, stir up emotion and fuel appetite. Following are some key points you can use to improve your food presentations.

Imagining your final dish

Cooking is an art, no different from painting or writing that requires imagination. It is thus recommended to envisage the final picture. If the time permits, then why not make a little drawing on a paper as to how you want to plate a dish.

Work on trimming the quantity

A dish, be it a starter, main course, or a dessert, is more often than not comprises of a staple food and has a garnish to go along with it. The simple way to portray an appealing styled plate is to begin the food presentation by starting from the center of the plate.

The size of the Plate

The size of the plate should be accurate for fine presentation of food. It should present and divulge the culinary preparation. You should ensure that the size of the plate is proportional to the food volume. Placing a tiny amount of food in the centre of a large plate will keep your guests wondering as to where the rest of the food is, on the other hand, stuffing a plate excessively will spoil the decorum on the table.

Colour of the Plate

Its patterns and designs should not distract attention away from the food. Hence, it is advisable to use white plate. A plain plate by and large makes a better clean canvas on which to pose your ingredients.

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