- Location: Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Bologna
- Category: Street view, Street Photography, People, Food
- Date taken: 2010-09-19
- Times Viewed: 41
- Upload date: 2012-05-12
- Camera: NIKON D300
- Lens: N/A
- F-Stop: 6.3
- Shutter Speed: 1/160 s
- Focal length: 135 mm
- Map: View
- ISO: 200 EV: 0
- Filter: N/A
- Tripod: No
- Flash: No
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Spritz is the orange colored drink on the left made with Aperol (very similar to Campari) and either white wine or proseco … and it can give headaches, folks, our friends Hartmut and Linda know all the details … LOL … pssst, don’t tell anybody.
Some explanation from Widipedia which I find well explained: [...] Antipasto (plural antipasti), means "before the meal" and is the traditional first course of a formal Italian meal. Traditional antipasto includes cured meats, olives, peperoncini, mushrooms, anchovies, artichoke hearts, various cheeses (such as provolone or mozzarella), pickled meats and vegetables (both in oil or in vinegar). The contents of an antipasto vary a lot according to regional cuisine, so it is quite possible to find in the south of Italy different preparations of saltwater fish and traditional southern cured meats (like in example soppressata - a very dry salami that undergoes a cure while constately kept under weight - or 'nduja - a particular and very hot preparation made from pork fat, meat and chilli peppers-), while in the north it will contain more different kinds of cured meats and mushrooms and probably, especially near lakes, preparations of freshwater fish [...]
Critiques for this photo (10):
Your choice of framing makes certain we know the subject of the image is the tray and its contents. The people slightly out of focus add the atmosphere of the image, making us all want to be part of it. You captured the spirit of the moment perfectly.
I love antipasti, and I never tasted them in another country than Italia.And I love your choice of framing, putting the accent on the plate, with a part of each people cut on the head, The colors are so beautiful that we would like to be inside the picture , to participate at this meal, or feast ,I don't kmow, but to be in the nice atmosphere, ypour decripiion of antipasti make me feel hungry.
one of the most important things when we speak on country's culture: food. And Italians know how to cook and have definetely good wines to go along. I might be suspect as I'm an enthusiast of almost everything coming from Italy, food, cars, design and so on.... but I really think they are very inventive and in terms of food too.
Your photo shows a bit of a "chaos" some waiters have to face in crowded restaurants or esplanades and it requires a lot of concentration to walk around the tables, fast enough without throwing the content of the tray over costumers.
I like how you focused on the waiter and on the trays content while around the costumers wait for their turn to come.
Ruy Tavares (2012/05/12)
The antipasto in Italian restaurants here, is what is most dear and special, usually cheese, salami and imported beverages, which typically costs more than the meal. For people to consume more antipastos, there are a variety of them, which slows the meal .... and give more profit to the owner of the restaurant. I have a cousin who started with a small risoteria in a mall, now 10 years later they risoterias owns four in four major shopping malls, and all always full, especially at night. The big secret is the antipasto and wine.
I really enjoyed your photo and immediately thought of Campari, I do not like, but it's cute to photograph
Splendid take. The panning is subtle and perfectly managed.
A pleasure to the eyes the colors, the textures, the perfect focus on the waiter and his tray and the testosterone is a bonus ;)
Having a strong italian tradition in restaurants in São Paulo, we know what you mean. Gosh, they know how to eat!
A fave. A great sunday to you, dear!
it's exactly 10:52 and this image made me hungry...and somehow thirsty! :) Very good daily life scene and well explained in the note. We have a huge italian colonization in Brazil so I know what you are talking a bout. It's a panning since the waiter was moving fast and you did a great job, freezing that moment. Lovely intense colors and bright. Well done!
Why is it whenever I comment on your photos I get hungry LOL! You timing was impeccable as usual with the smiling face of the man in the BG right between the glasses of wine.Nicely done.
I know what it mean slow food. I was there sitting for hours and Rene talk to his family or friends for a long time, and I was bored and I can't just keep eating. Most of the times, they speak the Swiss German and I don’t understand anything.
Many times I told people I’m going to Switzerland and people was so excited for me. I wish I was as excited :) There is a problem and Rene know that that why we always go somewhere else first before we stop to see his family. Because he will be so busy with his family and I would all be alone, I understand, so I bring books to read or music, but you can’t do that at the dinner table. Now at least I can play with the children without speaking.
Anyway back to this photo, you probably calling out to the waiter, “where are you going? Bring them over here!” Funny in restaurant, somebody else’s food always looks better than your own.
Got to work now :)
Current discussion:baba_flies wrote in 2012/05/16 11:51:21: I know this problem from my guest family in California! My guest father (he passed away last year) he is Swiss but married to an American and they mostly lived in the States. She was so glad when she finally met me someone that she could talk to when they visited family in Switzerland. Especially the pre and also after war generation, they hardly know English well enough to have a decent conversation.
About slow food: It is a strong movement (not only how fast you eat but what you eat and how it is produced). They work or more set a contra point against the McDo style kind of eating behavor.
When we visit people in the States and are invited for dinner, many times we get wonderful food but it is eaten WAYS too fast. We also like to talk and sit a little longer after the meal. The French and Italians, they eat forever and it might as well be that lunch goes over into dinner. I find this wonderful.
I still work ... I cannot go home until approx. 9 p.m.