Cook Chatty Cathy wrote:
Are you the type to plate your food in an eye-appealing manner, and do you take extra care to make sure it is a colorful and clean presentation?
I do, I am not into serving a plate that is less than attractive. I love color, and even in my plating I like it to be a work of art...as well it is! It is my belief that we eat with our eyes as much as we do with our tatse buds. If my food looks good it tastes better in my opinion.
Yes, I do like to plate the food I am serving (most of the time). I cook solely for the enjoyment of it, and for me, part of that experience is plating the meal for my guests and for myself. BUT!- I have hosted a couple of dinners lately with groups of 8-10 where I let everyone fix their own. That was fun, too, to see what everyone chose, and how they arranged it for themselves. Interesting: some people just heaped the food on their plates not minding if the colors and flavors all intermingled, while a few were very particular to not let certain things even remotely touch on their plates.