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The Day After

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 25 November 2011 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

Not shown are the pies. I started at 5am. Just for fun. It was gone in half an hour. Just like last year.
Coming up for air but only a gulp.
Computer problems on top of the work have kept me away. I hope to be up and running very soon again!

NIKON D3000 1/60 second F/3.5 ISO 200 18 mm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

sieht wirklich lecker aus!

25 Nov 2011 6:51am

@Roman: Danke! War auch und ist auch heute noch, und wird warscheinlich auch morgen noch sein. :)

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Looks great, hope you had a good day.
The oven gloves have seen a bit of action.

25 Nov 2011 7:24am

@The Mouse: LOL. An oversight. They sure have.

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Wow, what a feast, I love the fact you left the oven gloves and grabbed the camera :)

25 Nov 2011 7:29am

@Christine: LOL. I'm busted on the gloves. ;)

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

I love this. hope you had a good day.

25 Nov 2011 7:43am

@Sally: Thank you. It was great.

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wow! Perfect composition.... That’s an amazing shot.

25 Nov 2011 7:48am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I love this too! I hope you get some relaxation this weekend.

25 Nov 2011 8:03am

JPS from Le Havre, France

Bon appétit !!!

25 Nov 2011 8:08am

@JPS: Merci!

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. Beautiful shot. Lovely composition. Hope you had a good day. All the best, Bettina. :)

25 Nov 2011 8:33am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

wow . . this is really high-impact eating !! Sure hope the day went well for All !

25 Nov 2011 9:15am

trilliana from Zurich, Switzerland

i remember the shot from last day and that i asked you if you were climbing the ceiling for taking this shot. the first impulse today was ... to ask again :D looks delicious. the pumpkin soup and all the delicious veggies make me hungry. happy thanksgiving, bettina. so nice seeing that you found time for this wonderful tradition and that you are well and on :-)

25 Nov 2011 9:26am

@trilliana: Thanks! Yes, I'm dipping in the sauce and the blog. Still have too much writing to do, but you know what that's like. So happy to see you here! How are you enjoying Switzerland? Are you converted?

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Wonderful colors to eat ! Well composed , table and shot ! Phil

25 Nov 2011 10:20am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Attractiv and very tasty !! Beautiful photo !

25 Nov 2011 11:00am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

What a nice friendly dinner. i hope you enjoyed your time

25 Nov 2011 11:50am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Very colourful shot looks like a good turkey!!

25 Nov 2011 12:02pm

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

oh, i say! looks fabulous.

25 Nov 2011 12:09pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Boah, sieht das lecker aus *lechz!*

25 Nov 2011 12:36pm

@Ralf Kesper: Boah, haha. Hab das schon lang nicht gehoert.

keith from killarney, Ireland

still looks delish bettina

25 Nov 2011 1:11pm

@keith: I just reheated from last year. ;)

PATRICK from miramas, France


25 Nov 2011 2:47pm

angel from ..., Iran

Very nice

25 Nov 2011 3:27pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

Looks wonderful and using the old china makes it feel like a photo of days long gone.
I was expecting something like this after last year, and you did not dissapoint us. A
very beautiful day and thank you for thinking of us and giving us this blessing !!~

25 Nov 2011 3:42pm

@Phil David Morris 2011: The Spode Blue Tower. One of my favorites. I first got it when I saw "The Searchers" by John Ford with John Wayne. In one of the first scenes the mother sets the table with these beautiful blue and white dishes. That was the inspiration. Usually I like to set them on a bare wood table made of a barn door I found in Bisbee. But that's in storage for the moment.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Ah, how sweet a share, from fridge to table, wonderful colors and food looks so scrumptuous, Bettina. Happy day-after.

25 Nov 2011 4:40pm

franz from Baden, Austria

what an orgy of colours thanks to the tablecloth ... and i'm sure also an orgy of tastes and smells! und das nenn' ich dann "ordnung ins chaos gebracht", auch wenn vielleicht während des essens wieder chaos geherrscht hat! kompliment jedenfalls zu den kulinarischen fähigkeiten ... ;-))

25 Nov 2011 5:32pm

@franz: Yes, an orgy all the way around. Once a year, it's okay. ;) Vielen Dank fuer das Kompliment!

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

love the bird's eye do you do that!?

25 Nov 2011 6:06pm

@clodagh smith: LOL. I stood on a chair and held the camera over the table. And hoped to get lucky. ;)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A feast!

25 Nov 2011 6:28pm

STEED from D, France

Hey !!!!! It's Christmas here !!!!!! A pleasure for the taste,I'm sure....And for our eyes,of course........"Bon Appétit",Miss ......

25 Nov 2011 6:38pm

@STEED: Danke, Herr Steed!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Looks delicious Bettina! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! ;-)

25 Nov 2011 11:41pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you, we did! I hope you all did, too!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wow. A sumptuous feast for the senses. Photo-culinary-tastic!

26 Nov 2011 4:10am

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

It looks delicious !!

26 Nov 2011 4:25am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Wow, what a gloriously colorful table - and a delicious looking meal!

26 Nov 2011 5:43am

rem_la from Villiers, France

j'aime cette explosion de couleurs

26 Nov 2011 5:52am

Jean-Luc from Bourg en Bresse, France

A real explosion of colors , and , the big + , it look so tasty :-)

26 Nov 2011 8:45am

@Jean-Luc: An explosion of tastes, too! When are you coming over? ;)

tataray from france, France

Grandes couleurs... Me fait bien envie tout ç

26 Nov 2011 9:40am

Mike Baker from los angeles, United States

Lovely, lovely, looks like a grand meal. Nice touch with the scorched mitt...and the tablecloth.

26 Nov 2011 9:51am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fabulous point of view and a banquet rich in colour and flavour!

26 Nov 2011 12:15pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Yummy, no mess

26 Nov 2011 12:17pm

trilliana from Zurich, Switzerland

of course, i know what you mean with being into writing with heart and soul. although it is not fiction what i write it is about fiction and so has enough potential to get lost in it :-) i am doing very, very well in switzerland. i just love it. it is a beautiful country, iot is like living where others spend their holidays. converted? into chocolate you mean? :D not yet.

26 Nov 2011 1:24pm

trilliana from Zurich, Switzerland

oooh, i forgot to tell you how much i love the burnt potholder in the left upper corner of the picture. it exactly looks like mine :-)

26 Nov 2011 1:25pm

Gonzalo Sirgo from Tarragona, Spain


26 Nov 2011 1:58pm

@Gonzalo Sirgo: You always bring it down to the simplest poetic words.

domlortha from Roanne, France

What a point of view: stunning! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving day!
Have a nice day.

26 Nov 2011 4:17pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, BRAVO, Bettina. You got a Spotlight for this table setting. It is so colorful, I'm happy for you!

26 Nov 2011 6:19pm

@LauraS: Thanks Laura! I appreciate the heads up. I was driving to Del Mar with my Mom and kids for a quick weekend fun when I saw your email. Hope you have a great weekend!

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice warm tones. I like the framing too

26 Nov 2011 6:57pm

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

congrats on the Spotlight! ;-)

26 Nov 2011 8:04pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

... und ein Spotlight gab's auch noch - gratuliere!

26 Nov 2011 8:18pm

@Roman: Danke! vielmals! :))

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

A fabulous spread and congratulations on Spotlight.

26 Nov 2011 8:30pm

@kiwisa: Thank you. There are left overs... ;)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and, not only delicious, but into the Spotlight, too ! Well deserved.

26 Nov 2011 9:11pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks so much for the return. I'm shocked and awed.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Hehe.... Congratulations with this well deserved spotlight Bettina ! Hope you enjoyed the day... and the meal :D Happy (belated) Thanksgiving :)

26 Nov 2011 9:27pm

@Tamara: Thanks, Tamara! I'm still full... ;) Hope you have a great weekend!

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Great shot! Everything looks delicious (except for the oven mitts).
Congratulations on the Spotlight! Well deserved!

26 Nov 2011 10:11pm

@Don Levesque: LOL. We usually suck on them as an appetizer. And thanks!

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Proficiat with the spotlight ;-))
:) Aly

26 Nov 2011 11:39pm

@Aly: Thank you, Aly! :))

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Tasty image and I love the appetizer thoughts ... (grin) ... Congratulations on the Spotlight award!

27 Nov 2011 1:09am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Greta perspective!
Congratulations on the Spotlight

27 Nov 2011 1:26am

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you, Ana!

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Many thing to eat the day after!! :)) Great color effect and POW

27 Nov 2011 7:27am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you, Paco. We ate a lot and POW we were full!

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You cooked and shot very nicely. Congrats !

27 Nov 2011 8:26am

@Hiro: Thank you so much! :))

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Congrats on your Spotlight, Bettina!

27 Nov 2011 8:54am

@Stephen: Thank you, Stephen! :))

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Congrats on your Spotlight!!!!!

27 Nov 2011 9:45am

@CElliottUK: Thanks, Chris!! :))

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A pantagruelian colorful meal !!
Bravo for the spotlight... :-)

27 Nov 2011 10:37am

@Evelyne Dubos: Pantagruelian! Wow. Candide is my favorite. Thanks! :))

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

What a spread! Your guests were very lucky to eat all of this!

27 Nov 2011 10:50am

@Sarah: Thanks, Sarah! We're still eating it! ;-)

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

My congratulations for this spotlight, Bettina !

27 Nov 2011 5:06pm

@Christian Richer: Thank you, Christian! :))

Twojays from Montana, United States

Fun shot! :-D Also I realize I have been sitting here for hours on emply stomach. Bye.

27 Nov 2011 6:05pm

Twojays from Montana, United States

p.s. Were you hanging from the chandelier?

27 Nov 2011 6:06pm

@Twojays: I clipped on my wings actually, and just hovered for the best shot. ;)

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Congratulations on your Spotlight !


27 Nov 2011 7:54pm

@Othersideblue: Thank you, Otherside... :))

Stéphane Thémèze from Paris, France

They had to be grateful to you for providing such a generous and succulent feast for the eyes and some of them bellies you graced and glazed.
Congratulattions Chef Bettina! ;))

27 Nov 2011 9:25pm

@Stéphane Thémèze: Thanks! The meal is now immortalized... It lends a whole new meaning to the cooking. ;)

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey dudergourmet
man, i remember last years thanksgiving
dudess, id be truly truly thankful

27 Nov 2011 9:34pm

@The Dark Dude: And you'd be so truly welcome, dudergracious! Anytime.

k@ from Paris, France

It's cold now, correct ? ;) Hope you are fine & keep it vivid*

28 Nov 2011 9:59am

@k@: Yes, cold, but immortal! Thank you, Karine. I am fine and keeping it very vivid. (great word!) :-)) back to work, work, work!

Mhelene from Paris, France

And congratulations on this well deserved sportlight ! I like very much this photo .

28 Nov 2011 12:27pm

@Mhelene: Thank you so much! :))

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

looks fantastic, Bettina! Congrats on the spotlight

28 Nov 2011 12:29pm

@Betsy Barron: Thank you, Betsy!

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Congrats for the spotlight ! Phil

28 Nov 2011 4:27pm

@Phil: Thanks so much, Phil!

Tomix from landerneau, France

great shot! i like the colors and the POV!

28 Nov 2011 6:16pm

@Tomix: Thank you!

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic and delicious shot, congratulations on the spotlight!

28 Nov 2011 10:01pm

@RBL: Thanks, Ruthie! :))

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Congratulation on the spotlight!

28 Nov 2011 11:37pm

@Dokmateo: Thank you! :-))

David Crane from Los Angeles, United States

This kind of reminds me of James Reynolds photos of last meals of death row inmates.

29 Nov 2011 4:02am

@David Crane: Is that good or bad? ;)

Tara from Los Angeles, United States

Yummy. Great job!

29 Nov 2011 5:29am

@Tara: Thanks! :))

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Tu as encore faim ? Je te souhaite une agréable soirée

29 Nov 2011 4:57pm

@jpla: Yes, still hungry! :)

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

Congratulations on your spotlight, its so funny really. Who would think they would give
a spotlight to a thanksgiving dinner and that is why it is so well deserved. Like last year,
its such a brilliant idea to photograph your dinner. You are such a special Girl !!~

30 Nov 2011 2:58am

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Magnificent. It looks absolutely sumptuous!!!

30 Nov 2011 10:22am

@Loretta: Thank you, Loretta! :))

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Yummy! :D
Congratulation :)))

30 Nov 2011 2:12pm

@ORBIT: Thanks!!!! :-))))

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Were you hanging from the ceiling for this view?
That oven glove has seen hot action too
Hope you managed to make it through

1 Dec 2011 4:52pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Well ... It will be cold, now! :)

2 Dec 2011 10:27am

@Christian Richer: I'll freeze it for next year! ;)

Mj007 from Osaka, Japan

great meal!! ;)

3 Dec 2011 12:39pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice

3 Dec 2011 8:32pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A wonderful conglomeration of colours.

3 Dec 2011 10:44pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

excellent ! :)

4 Dec 2011 2:40pm

Fernand from Clabecq, Belgium

Bon appetit, c'est une belle photo et ca a l'air bon

5 Dec 2011 6:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

6 Dec 2011 6:23pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Popping eye colour, I'm not amazed expected you to pull something like this, still brilliant :)

7 Dec 2011 11:51am

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8 Dec 2011 1:37am

@Zorilla: Hi there. I will email you.

Marie from FRESNES, France

un festin... coloré !

10 Dec 2011 10:17pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

That turkey will soon do for christmas.

11 Dec 2011 8:28pm

@The Mouse: Hello, Mr. Mouse! Yes, I think it will be an easy Christmas dinner. Just add water. Back soon, I promise!

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

magnifico color de esta imagen gastronomica, muy buena!!

15 Dec 2011 3:40am

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