Saturday, February 06, 2010

Martian Food from Venus

I don't even know what this is a picture of! But I know I took the picture, because that's my pink glass plate, and the photo miraculously turned up on my computer — my NEW computer — today, after the lovely techs at the Mac store transferred all the crap from my old hard drive. Wow. They even found photos I was afraid I'd thrown away.
See, Zoomie thought she could take the ugliest food photo, but she's wrong. She's challenged us to enter our worst pics of edibles (oh, and I can't tell you how many of those I have shot). She's even giving away prizes!
Sadly, this picture of mine looks like I carefully framed and focussed it. To very little avail. Some post-op editing. No cropping, I don't think, because I almost never crop. But.
What are we looking at and why did I think it was even photo-worthy?
Honestly, I think it might be a Chinese dumpling.
Oh wait! It's not a dumpling.
It's a roasted pig's ear.
Can't make a silk purse out of that.

22 comments:

Zoomie said...

You've got a contender there, for sure! :-)

Did you get a laptop or a desktop? I'm considering a new computer, too, so I'm glad to hear the Apple folks will transfer all my stuff over. Although, it might be fun to just junk all that other stuff and start fresh. We'll see...

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: Uglee! :-)
Um, we got a desktop. And we didn't shop at the Apple store; it's just such a chaotic place filled with kids hogging all the keyboards. There's an independent Mac store in downtown San Rafael that will transfer your junk for free if you buy a computer from them. (You wouldn't believe how cheap they are these days!)

Vicki said...

Hooray for pig's ears! I've got some bad pics of them too. Maybe some things can't look good no matter what...

cookiecrumb said...

Vicki: Isn't that the darn truth? Brown food is frumpy, and viscera are unlovely. But yeah. Hooray!

dancingmorganmouse said...

I was going to guess flacid pork fat!

cookiecrumb said...

Mouse: Did you see the tiny bite mark on the upper right? My teeth. I bit that thing. Not flaccid. Crunchy, actually. But boy, it uglee.

dancingmorganmouse said...

*silently screams*

cookiecrumb said...

Mouse: You shut up.
(Oh, you were silent. Sorry.)
xo

Zia said...

Pig's ear? Oh, I think you should totally win!

Greg said...

Yikes! That's a scary photo.

namastenancy said...

Given the state of art today, you could enter it into an avant guard art show and win first prize. You could even put some clever title - Pig's Ear, Once Bitten, Screams Silently.

cookiecrumb said...

Greg: I think I'm a timid person, but I always want to eat weird food. Hah!

Nancy: Wow, almost haiku. I could lay the photo on the gallery floor and call it an installation.

mimicooks said...

Ewww! Not the roasted pig ear again! I thought you already did that!!

Chilebrown said...

I am going to roast a pigs head next weekend. Maybe I will have an entry then.

cookiecrumb said...

Mimi: I think I did post the pig ear before, but I can't locate it. Dumb blogger. It's a year old. Eek. You are awesome.

Chilibrown: Head? Ohmahgah. Let me know how it comes out.

Anna Haight said...

You take the cake, and discourage the competitors away! Think you're going to take the prize.

cookiecrumb said...

Anna: The tragedy is I seem to have carefully staged the photo, and it's still such an ugly dud. I don't think I'll be hearing from Saveur magazine.

kudzu said...

Wonderfully monstrous! As I looked at it, something was tugging my memory. Aha! In Chinatown there is a shop on Stockton that sells bags of sort of greasy thin almost-savory cookies in just that shape (even have those sort of stripes) called "pigs' ears" -- they look exactly like that roasted thang. Haven't had them in years, one of the secrets from my cooking teacher.

cookiecrumb said...

Kudzu: Pig's ear cookies! From your description, I think I'd love them. Cute.

kudzu said...

.......dropped a hyphen. Should have read "sort-of-stripes".

cook eat FRET said...

ugly or not - a crunchy, porky pig ear? i'd hit that...

cookiecrumb said...

Claudia: Totally! Such an amazing texture on your teeth. :)