Here's a food photography lightroom tutorial along with how to make the perfect sourdough cheese toastie with homemade red onion chutney.

Food Photography Lightroom Tutorial and Sourdough Cheese Toastie

Gavin Wren Food Education, Recipes, Sandwiches & Wraps, Writing

Today's post is a bumper double edition where I'm giving you quick food photography lightroom tutorial demonstrating how to select images, colour adjust them and edit them, alongside a lovely simple recipe for a sourdough cheese toastie with my own lovely, homemade red onion chutney.

I'm going to keep it short today and let the video do all the talking. But first, here are the images before and after Lightroom, you'll find the video below them... come and read more...
Vietnamese spring rolls with a vegetarian twist, featuring smoked tofu to make delightfully aromatic, crispy, crunchy tofu summer rolls which are vegetarian and vegan. You can make these in the kitchen to wow your guests or build them at the table so everyone can get their hands dirty.

Vietnamese Tofu Summer Rolls

Gavin Wren Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Sandwiches & Wraps, Small Bites, Vegan, Vegetarian

Today’s recipe is for Vietnamese spring rolls with a vegetarian twist, using smoked tofu to make delightfully aromatic tofu summer rolls. These South East Asian favourites have gained a lot of popularity in recent years and for good reason, they’re amazingly easy to make, as well as bright and fresh and a crunchy summer treat that can be made in the kitchen to wow your guests, or created at the table so that everyone can get their hands dirty. Don’t Keep Me Hanging on the Telephone… Waiting. I’m waiting. I’m trying to buy a little flat. Well, I say I’m trying to buy a little flat, but actually, I’m allowing my pooch and my work to choose a flat for me. You see, as an unattached guy in London who works from home, I could have chosen all sorts of places to live, East, West, North, South, as long as…
Avocado prawn khobez wraps with mint yoghurt

Avocado prawn wraps on khobez with mint yoghurt

Gavin Wren Fish & Shellfish, Recipes, Sandwiches & Wraps, Small Bites, Vegetarian

I’m in a lucky position. I live in a part of North London where there’s a strong Turkish community and just down the road there’s a lot of Greeks as well. That means I’m tripping over mediterranean delis and restaurants and there’s an abundance of new ingredients to discover that seem to magically fall into my shopping basket on a regular basis. It also puts me in the unique situation of never having any trouble finding ingredients for Ottolenghi recipes, something I doubt many people in the world can claim. I’ve also been slowly re-discovering the joys of Turkish baking. I remember a childhood holiday to Turkey, where we took a hire car inland away from the pizza, steak and chip emporiums that sadly litter the coast and found a slice of real Turkey. As we drove inland, we got away from the sea and into the hills, to be…
Aromatic prawn and coriander wrap on plate

Aromatic prawn and coriander wrap

Gavin Wren Fish & Shellfish, Recipes, Sandwiches & Wraps

I often wonder what you think of me. Whether you have a vision of a gastronomically diverse guy labouring endlessly over a hot desk to create recipe ideas and ingredient lists, or maybe someone with culinary nous that can compile a recipe in the same way you decide how many sugars to have in your tea? Well, today it’s a case of raiding the fridge and a bit of potluck, which also happens to serve up a very neat lesson as to why experimenting in the kitchen is so important to developing cooking skills, as like so many things in life, it’s the little unplanned events which are often the best. The story, goes a little like this… I was at home, alone and didn’t have any lunch. My mood, for some unknown, fleeting reason had betrayed any motivation I could conjure that day, which meant I was disinclined to…