A few days ago I saw Julia again, owner of Julia's Kitchen, for a photo shoot at her place. She needed a few more pictures for her website, main dishes and savory stuff rather than desserts and baked things, which she has plenty of already.
We ended up shooting about ten dishes, chicken, pastas, lobster, quiche, veggie platter, home made granola, etc., BUT... one stood out big time for me. She called it quiche caprese, you know... the mozzarella, tomatoes, basil combination, ...in a quiche shell. The "twist": instead of basil leaves... pesto! Both the presentation and the taste were brilliant. Light, savory, fresh and satisfying. We both agreed that this dish would be great especially in summer, but I can see myself eating it any time.
This quiche was the second dish we photographed, and although everything else afterwards was as good and fun to shoot, my mind kept on going back to it. Paraphrasing Tom Cruise in Jerry McGuire, I have to say: "Julia, you had me at the quiche caprese!" Thank you, and I'm looking forward working with you again, and being surprised by your talent!
The other dishes....