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The Week in Bites<br>30th September 2012

The Week in Bites
30th September 2012

This week we posed our Bare Fridge Challenge to British chef Heston Blumenthal, traveled to NYC for a five-day food fest and explored mobile food photography

By FDL on

The Mobile Era of Food Photography

We all know someone who loves taking pictures of food on their phone and instantly uploads them to the internet using apps like Instagram.

Snapping pictures of food is more popular than ever, so this week FDL took an in-depth look at the world of food photography through the lens of mobile phones, as part our upcoming series on tips for taking better mobile food pics. 

Any random search for the hashtag ''food'' on Instagram yields at nearly 11 milllion hits. With more than 80 million users, there's no denying that this app has a major effect on food photography. Just how big is the trend of mobile food photography? Read more to find out.

Heston's Bare Fridge Challenge

This week we also featured the second edition of our Bare Fridge Challenge - a game where we ask chefs from around the world what they would make with just four ingredients: cabbage, eggs, rice and black pepper.

The first chef to ever take the challenge was Danish chef Rene Redzepi fromNoma. But this time we posed the challenge to British chef Heston Blumenthal, a master of molecular gastronomy whose restaurants Dinner and The Fat Duck  rank 9th and 13th on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, respectively.

Just what did Heston Blumenthal say he would make? Watch the video to find out.

Le Gran Fooding NYC

From the UK we traveled to New York City for a five-day food event that gathered chefs from all over the world. We're referring to Le Grand Fooding NYC, an event sponsored by S. Pellegrino that took place in Brooklyn.

The fourth edition of Le Grand Fooding NYC was a great opportunity for local chefs from Williamsburg, Red Hook, Fort Greene and Boerum Hill to welcome culinary talent from California, Sweden, London and Paris.

The chefs had a blast discovering each other's cuisine. Take a sneak peak at their adventures through our photo gallery of the event.

In the Blog

This week we brought you fun news like the UK Michelin Guide slip up (which revealed stars early!), what James Bond likes to eat, a new online cooking school founded by  Modernist Cuisine alumni and beautiful pictures from the two Michelin-starred restaurant Maeemo in Norway.

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