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Beef Goulash
Beef Goulash

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Challenge: Recipe (Food) (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak LS443
Location: My sisters bedroom
Date: Oct 15, 2003
Aperture: 3.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/45
Galleries: Family, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Oct 15, 2003

Serves 4-6
2 Ts oil
2 Ts cornflower
fine ground black pepper (to taste)
700g stewing beef (4cm cubes)
3 onions sliced
1 red capsicum, seeded and sliced
1 Ts paprika
1 pinch cumin (whats this?, I didn't use it)
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 pinch dried marjoram
3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped (I used canned crushed)
1 cup red wine
2/3 cup water
2 beef stock cubes
2 Ts white sugar

Ts = Tablespoon

heat oil in large saucepan, season flower and coat beef cubes.
Saute beef in hot oil until browned
Stir in remaining ingredients except wine tomatoes and water
Cook over med heat for about 3 min
mix in tomatoes, wine and water
cover and simmer over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally, until beef is tender. add more water if necessary. (I added too much)
Leave the goulash to stand off the heat for 5 min before serving.

I cooked noodles to go with it, and added some parsley leaves to give it a better apperence.

Light was from 2x 100W celing lights and 1x 150W lamp

Place: 25 out of 58
Avg (all users): 5.8089
Avg (commenters): 7.3077
Avg (participants): 5.3404
Avg (non-participants): 6.0091
Views since voting: 1678
Votes: 157
Comments: 17
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01/10/2004 01:57:46 AM
Any time I look at this photo make me go eat something :-)
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10/23/2003 05:51:04 PM
it was sour cream in the center, unfortunatly a bit runny, but couldn;t be helped.
This was a rushed excersize before work the day it had to be in, and didn;t realise the cream was overexposed till I put it on the computer :(

There was a knife and fork in the photo, but I had to do some harsh cropping because I did this on a bedside dresser, it was a really dark red wood, and nice reflective. I wish I had taken some without the fork, I have a ps'd version without the fork and it looks much better and balanced!

The cashews in the back, they were in a pot I was eating, and the photo was too plain, to I put the pepper in and tipped some of my cashews on the table, I felt it really helped the photo.... but didn't even think of the 'must be in the dish'.. thanks for pointing that out.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/22/2003 10:38:07 PM
A bit soft (sharpening would have helped). The nuts and pepper work well in the background.
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10/19/2003 08:26:44 PM
10/19/2003 04:07:18 PM
Mmmm, recipe please! :-) Can't wait to see this one.

Nice presentation. I like how you've included the nuts and pepper in the background.
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10/19/2003 03:07:08 PM
Lovely one! Althought I would have taken the fork in photo with its whole wideness - and bit more of the the red pepper too -, and I don't really know what do the nuts in the back do with goulash. But... but I think I go upstairs and make this one for dinner! :) Would give 9 if I could vote.
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10/19/2003 12:06:07 AM
This shows very good the dish and the ingredients. I like very much the picture even I don't like the ingredients, sorry, I'm \"almost\" vegetarian!:)
Good luck =8
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10/18/2003 12:06:21 PM
pretty display of a delicious looking goulash. The white sauce in the center (sour cream? Yogurt?) is undoubtedly an important ingredient for the dish, but, to my view, it contrasts too sharply with the softer, more muted colors of the rest of the picture.
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10/18/2003 09:58:06 AM
now this looks very tasty! Good job on this!
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10/17/2003 03:52:17 PM
2 comments and a couple of questions. First this looks very tasty, good job!. My only nitpicking comment is that the sour cream in the middle seems blown out.

Are those Cashews in the background? and how do they figure into the dish? (This is not affecting my score, I guess I'll just have to wait for the recipe)
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10/17/2003 01:29:32 PM
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, this looks soooooooooo good! What time is dinner? :)

This is a very appetizing photo, it makes me hungry, which is good, the colors are vibrant, clear, crisp and the lighting seems just a hair bright but overall very well done. The only distraction is the cashews in the upper left corner. I like the fork peeking into the shot, my utinsil to eat but the cashews throw me off, there are too many of them. Starting with an 8 on this one.
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10/17/2003 04:24:17 AM
I would love to taste this very colourful meal I think the nuts are a bit distracting
Well done
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10/17/2003 02:20:18 AM
Great color usage. The noodles look fairly well defined. The food does look good. I like the use of the black background, but I find the ingredients spilled in the back a bit distracting. Would've rathered the shot be filled by the goulash instead - not cut off in the right hand corner, I think it is strong enough to stand on its own - no props needed. Lighting looks good. 6
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10/16/2003 11:56:10 AM
You put cashews in your goulash? Can't wait to see this recipe. I would have left out the fork, it's a little distracting. Like the DOF. Seems a little over exposed. Nice composition.
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10/16/2003 08:35:01 AM
Beautiful ... you were wise to keep the focus as far foward as possible.
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10/16/2003 01:16:54 AM
Would be much better if you showed the whole plate and the whole silware on the side ,8 from me!
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10/16/2003 12:51:27 AM
i think that the forks a little distracting because its not the whole way in the shot - i'd like to see it all the way in or the shot is strong enough to do without. Just a thought. Nice pic.
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