Monday, October 17, 2011

Thematic Photographic 167 - Edible


Let them eat cake
London, ON, July 2011

I'll leave it up to you whether the subject of this particular photo is, in fact, edible. I'm not entirely sure what goes into cake icing, but I'm quite certain it's as far from natural as you can possibly get without enlisting the assistance of a team of Iranian nuclear scientists (who will swear it's all for peaceful purposes, but that's an entirely different story.)

Whatever. It was our son's birthday. And you can't have birthday without cake. So there we were. And we ate it. And we were happy. Most importantly, he was happy. Which is the only thing that matters.

Which brings us to the whole point of this week's theme, edible. Food isn't just a nutrition/survival thing. It's a happiness thing, too. Preparing and consuming food has become the core of an extensively complex modern sociological reality. It's easy to understand why the kitchen is such a central component of the modern home, and why life seems to revolve around this pivotal space.

So for the next week, let's celebrate all things edible. If we put it in our mouth, let's shoot and share it. Then eat it. Because I'm hungry, and I'm pretty sure you are, too.

Your turn: Please share a pic on your blog that reflects the new theme - or simply point to something you may have already posted online. Leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Visit other participants to spread the photographic happiness. New to Thematic? Click here to learn more. Otherwise, dive right in and have fun!

25 comments:

fredamans said...

Now I'm hungry.

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/10/thematic-photographic-edible.html

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Carmi, this is a first where I won't be posting... but linking to what the theme is this week:http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2011/10/tp-166-triangular.html

This little guy is my best friend.. I think another one of his friends is hiding out in my yard.,., If it weren't for this guy, my garden would not look as good as it does! :-)

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

I took an unusual route with mine for this theme. Hope you like it:

http://apaperbackwriterphotos.blogspot.com/2011/10/photo-non-contest-167-edible.html

Oh, and Carmi? That cake looks like it belongs on cakewrecks.com. :)

Karen S. said...

Oh what a delightful vision of frosting you have given us! I'll bet you all had a great and tasty (as it looks) celebration too! I had to prepare dinner and stuff before putting this together! here's mine..

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/10/thematic-photographic-167-edible.html

Karen S. said...

For Chrissy- I still can't comment on your blog, but how did I miss Carmi's request of picking a leaf and posting it's picture? Yours is awesome, nicely done! Very cool!

Karen S. said...

Writer, I don't see you posted here yet, but your photos rock! Awesome edible, not to be missed!

Bob Scotney said...

Hope you like snails.
http://bobscotney.blogspot.com/2011/10/escargots-anyone-thematic-photography.html

dean said...

I shouldn't be reading/posting this early in the morning - now I'm hungry.

I also chose cake as my edible.

Mmmmm.... cake....

Little Nell said...

Man cannot live by bread alone! But have look here anyway.

Barb said...

This is going to be a very popular and interesting TP Carmi! To start with here is the unusual theme of my son's groom's cake.

Max said...

Ok, how can I miss the theme "edible"? Not gonna happen. You can see my photo here.

Alexia said...

Edible?? Max is right - this one is a must. After viewing everyone's posts I started looking through my albums - but seeing the yummy pics some people had put up, I had to stop and make myself some lunch!
Here's the result! :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

Wow, you know I really don't dwell on food alot..... Sorry no food pic on ESR for you today. (unless you count licking a rock)

Frosting is puffy oil n propylene glycol (oil), add sugar.
But I still want to eat it! n shouldn't! mmmmm

Good theme for macro lens tho- I don't have one!
Maybe I'll try a pic of that box of muffins...

Gilly said...

Nothing fancy from me, just very edible food here

Max said...

My older brother decided to join in on the edible fun, but being new at this he didn't put a link here. So, I'm going to do it for him. You can check out his food photos here.

Limar said...

Hi Carmi! Hope all is well? Here's my contribution for the week http://zestoflemons.blogspot.com/2011/10/edible-maybe-not.html Take care :)

Max said...

Got another edible set, check them out here.

Karen S. said...

I knew from the beginning of this tasty theme that I had to post this for edible! ...and thanks so much to everyone for making me eat snacks so late at night! Here's my post



http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/10/thematic-photographic-167-edible_20.html

Aeria said...

I knew I couldn't pass this theme by but took me till now to figure out something!
http://aeria-wordsinflight.blogspot.com/2011/10/thematic-photographic-edible.html

Love the cake!!

Max said...

Yet another edible entry here. Told ya I'd like this theme :)

Limar said...

Hi! Here's another tasty treat http://zestoflemons.blogspot.com/2011/10/cannoli.html :)

Pedro said...

Hi all - Thanks for your comments on my food themed blog. Like Max, I am a food slut. I can be bought with food. Of course it has to be good food.

I've gotten hooked on the TP and am ready to dive in. Being a blog near-virgin I'm not sure I am doing it right but it feels good. Is this how I post a link? http://worldaccordingtopedro.blogspot.com/2011/10/food-glorious-food.html

Sara said...

Mmmm i love cake.

I'm not much of a food photo person, although I have been enjoying your Edible posts. Here is one I spotted yesterday at the pumpkin patch...
http://sara-myeyeinphotography.blogspot.com/2011/10/edible.html

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

Hey ...

http://dennisthemennis.blogspot.com/2011/10/dirty-little-eater.html

Aunt Snow said...

Well, I finally got an "edible" post up. it's at:

http://doves2day.blogspot.com