Welcome to Four Eyes Forum, a meeting place to exchange news and views on food, food photography, the word on food, food science, style and architecture. Join me, the blogger who wears glasses, in this world as I throw out engaging stuff that I think you'll find interesting, beautiful and delicious. As Charles Dudley Warner, American editor and writer, said,
"Lettuce, like conversation, requires a good deal
of oil, to avoid friction, and keep the company
smooth....You can put anything, and the more
things the better, into salad, as into a conver-
sation, but everything depends upon the skill of

That's my job.

(All photographs, unless otherwise cited, copyright
Kristin Halgedahl Photography 2016)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010


I haven't posted in the last month because I've been waiting... and holding my breath. And now that NOMA's cookbook has arrived in bookstores, someone needs to give me oxygen! It is simply one of the most beautiful books I've ever seen. The three-year project comes bound in the most delicious cloth, and then other wonderful surprises commence: a charming hand-drawn map of Scandinavia highlighting the restaurant's purveyors, essays by the principals, the recipes' photographs raised to fine art and comprising 1/2 the book's pages, and the recipes. All of it in one perfect package. I took my point and shoot to Borders yesterday and shot a few of Ditte Isager's pictures -- stunning. One wonders if she's old enough to have assisted Irving Penn before he died. His "Salad Ingredients" comes to mind. 
I share a few of my snaps of hers, with all credit to her considerable contribution to this astonishing achievement. (more of her work at ditteisager.com)

Rene Redzepi of Noma Restaurant, Copenhagen