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Little Details

It’s pretty safe to say my life revolves around food. I’m one of those people who is thinking about lunch as I’ve just finished breakfast. Some nights I even get a little excited knowing the morning will bring good coffee and the delicious smell of toast in the air.

That’s normal, right?

I am also the friend who pounces on you over the dinner table to snap a shot of your food before you manage to get your cutlery sorted. I make no excuses about the fact I find food intriguing through the lens. Even a cup of coffee can get me reaching for my camera, it’s just ‘my thing’. So when I see memes poking fun at people who photograph every meal, I have a silent giggle to myself. I’m one of those people. And have no problem admitting it.

Café visits for me aren’t purely a means to a good cup of coffee, I can get that at home. I don’t frequent cafés to catch up with friends, nor do I go to cafés purely for a meal, I’d much prefer to cook. I love to visit cafés for the details. I love to see the cakes and sandwiches behind the glass in the cabinet at the front. I love to read the chalkboards with today’s specials. I love to see people mingling and chatting, and eating and drinking. I love the sounds of the coffee machine as it makes someone’s morning hit. It’s the atmosphere that gets me there, and the little details.

And mostly, I love that sitting in a café gives me an excuse to just sit and be. Like the beach, a café is the one place I can go without agenda, without time restrictions or responsibilities. When I jump in the car to go and hang out at a café, it’s done without a care in the world. 

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  • Virginia Kop - Love this – and seeing ‘what you do’! Keep up the good work!!ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra - Oh Pegs, they are gorgeous photos, makes me wanna go to Italy!ReplyCancel

  • Shelley - I’m with you Pegs, I am one of “those” people! I LOVE food, and think it ignites all your senses, including visual – otherwise why would great chefs put so much emphasis on presentation? Any culinary journey begins with the visual, it whets the appetite and gets the juices flowing! I love that chefs like Heston Blumenthal also incorporate audio with their dishes :)
    On our trip to Sydney, where we dined at the AH-MAZING Guillaume at Bennelong, I was under strict instructions NOT to photograph the food…… I am so sorry I didn’t, as each course was so beautifully presented (and tasted amazing) – I did manage to snap the dessert tho!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Thank you Virginia. I’ll keep on doing what I love doing!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - And for now, you could just go to il cibo Cass!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Oh I would not handle a no-snap instruction Shelley, that’s a big part of dining for me. Although I must admit sometimes I don’t feel inclined to dig my camera (or iPhone) out as I am only in the mood to eat. But you’re so right, food is also a visual thing, very much so. Why not celebrate that and capture the beauty with a photo I think!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia Life Love Hiccups - Oh I do love wasting many an hour sitting in a cafe just people watching and I have a thing for photos of cafes and restaurants too lol – especially your gorgeous photos xxReplyCancel

  • Lynda @HomeleaLass - There is something wonderful about going to a cafe. It’s like they possess a magical quality that creates a wonderful experience. I love your food photos by the way.


  • pete - i going there just for the PINK front door… love itReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - Oh I love soaking up all the little things too – the words on the menu, the feel of the wood, pictures on the wall and the warmth in people’s faces… I have a thing about views and something pleasing to my eyes and mind so I go where I can let them both wander. xReplyCancel

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