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May 16, 2007


sandi @ the whistlestop cafe

That is beautiful!
I was looking for something to finish off a meal that wasn't too sweet. This looks like just the thing. Thanks!


Oh *wow*. I'm a sucker for pears in a pudding. I'm sure we previously discussed making this together one day - maybe if we can't find a chocolate dessert we like we can make it next week (hahahahah - as if!) ;-) Great pic too.

Terry B

First, your pears look gorgeous and delicious. So glad it's lunchtime now.

I recently read an interesting book on food styling, Working the Plate: The Art of Food Presentation, by Christopher Styler [not kidding] and photographer David Lazarus. The author had worked as a food magazine photographer and was fed up with the hours-long shoots that rendered food beautiful but inedible. The methods described and shown in this book are the kinds of that can be done quickly, so the food remains warm, and still looks wonderfully impressive.




That is a lovely idea indeed! Such a unusual take on the traditional pear & blue cheese pairing.
The books, by the way, were helpful indeed - I scribbled down some little ideas, too:)


Oh my! Johanna, this looks incredible! I just love the flavors of pear and blue cheese. Caramelizing it this way adds more pizazz to the whole combination.


hi terry b, the other book i bought is actually the one you mention and it's got some fantastic tips, but no recipes... and is more of a how-to as i would have expected it. very useful indeed!


jeanne, i am not adverse to the idea of making one of our CBCCs a dessert only event...

Susan from Food "Blogga"

I have used pears, blue cheese, and pecans in a salad before, but this is so much more elegant. Lovely photo and recipe, Johanna. Thanks so much!

Deborah Dowd

What a beautiful way to finish a meal! Very elegant. And I bet I can use pears that might not quite be soft enough to eat...

Deborah Dowd

What a beautiful way to finish a meal! Very elegant. And I bet I can use pears that might not quite be soft enough to eat...

Foodie Froggy in Paris

MMMhh, it looks absolutely fantastic ! I also have a recipe with pear, blue cheese and walnuts on my blog (but in a pastilla pastry). I thing they go so well together !


definitely, deborah, although for me, the firmer the pear i eat, the better!


This looks AMAZING and not all that hard to throw together..

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