Food Coloring

Cheri of HQ WordPress takes the lead on this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: COLOR.

Peeled tomatoes and bell peppers | ©Tom Palladio ImagesLiving here in Italy, the “Big C” across the country stands for cibo (CHEE-boh), food.

From the oven, cooktop and grill, to the table, plate and glass, food and drink around the Bel Paese is very, very colorful and very, very appealing.

Italian culture is bookended by food, with art, architecture, design and fashion sandwiched in the middle.

Food, in all its variety, is the single most important ingredient of that illusive la dolce vita and probably the reason why so many tourists travel to her shores again and again to whet their appetites and wet their whistles.

La Buona Forchetta | ©Tom Palladio ImagesFrom the time they’re able to hold a fork, Italians quickly learn to savor and enjoy every bite, morsel and sip, and appreciate all the hard work and time that painstakingly goes into plating culinary works of art.

Nothing says more about Italy than the food it prepares and the enjoyment that comes from its consumption. Simply put, la Penisola begins around the table and her color grows from there.

©The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images

The Palladian Traveler's Borsalino over green-white-red | ©Tom Palladio Images



  1. Absolutely beautiful food (because of great photography) but still not as beautiful as your sweetheart. She is adorable.

  2. Great colors! M is such a sweetie 🙂
    You’ve made me hungry – time to go eat 🙂

  3. Just got home from a friends house and a bottle of wine shared. While my dinner cooks I check my WP Reader and here you are with a lovely video of food, Italian food, colorful food, scrumptious food! Somehow my dinner just doesn’t compare…..

  4. aww…. love the baby photos…. so adorable …. ♥ a yayayyyy …. Italian food …. mouthwatering photos…. thanks for stopping by ☮

    1. Emily — Food photography isn’t too difficult. Shot in a “closed environment” with full control over the light. The trick is to be able to shoot well while cooking at the same time. Now, that’s difficult. Thanks for the thumbs-up! 🙂

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