– The food photographer delivers his recipe to her
Montreuxian Dominique Derrysburgh creates simple, good and beautiful food
Montreux photographer Dominique Derisberg poses hundreds of models for his fashion shots. But he has also accompanied many great chefs to immortalize their recipes or paint their portraits. Chefs with whom he often dined for his personal pleasure or whom he himself invited to come home for a bite, are swell!
It is with this cooking that the photographer learns proper gestures, perfect cooking, food harmony. But in simplicity. Just to highlight the product, like the photographer would highlight in his shot. And should be used without throwing anything away. Over time, Derrysburg has written about fifty recipes that are as simple as they are good, and most of all, beautiful, you can’t pass them up. He must have photographed them before collecting them in a small square album that he edited himself on beautiful laminated paper to prevent smudges.
It’s beautiful, of course, these simple little dishes, when photographed by a professional. The list of ingredients is not intimidating – everything can be bought at the local supermarket – and the explanations are within everyone’s reach It must be said that the recipes were proofread by a reader who doesn’t know how to cook (the author’s wife), and didn’t understand what she had to rewrite.
So we taste fantastic things, like this cod spiced with curry over candied carrots in their juices, one of the most “complex” dishes in the book. Or this tomato-salmon whipped cream served in a verine garnished with a few eggs from the same fish. Fifteen minutes, the suggested time, is a little pessimistic. We did it in five without too much of a rush. And is it good? Yes, simple and good.
“My Little Recipe”, Dominique Derisberg. To order at www.dominiquederisbourg.com
David Moginier Covers food and wine news. He was co-responsible for the portrait section and general editor of the editorial staff until his retirement in late 2021.More info@grizzlymog