I’m human. I make mistakes. But this one was massive—bigger than my face!
A few days before our brunch date, my mom and I stopped by a local shopping center in the middle of running errands. She walked into Peet’s for a chai latte caffeine fix, while I wandered over to the donut store for a sweet afternoon snack.
Hoping for a chocolate sprinkle donut, I opened the door and sighed. There were only three donuts left in the glass case: a bear claw, a glazed twist, and an apple fritter. The owner walked over, so I stuttered, “Umm, I’ll… I’ll take the apple fritter please.”
She slipped the glazed twist into the paper bag too, on the house. I saved the twist for Mom—it was like a glorified donut hole, which was what she wanted—and took a nibble of my first-ever apple fritter. And another nibble. And another. And…
By the time we pulled into the driveway, I had eaten the entire thing. Originally light and airy and bigger than my face, the apple fritter now settled like a rock in my stomach. But it was just so good! There has got to be a healthier way to eat a fritter, I thought.
So back at my own house, I did just that—I made baked apple fritters!
UPDATE: The votes are in, and the Basics of Food Photography Composition series will start this Friday! It will run 8 weeks, and each technique will be posted just before the weekend so you have a little time to play around with it yourself. I’m really excited to share these tips with you, so stay tuned!