A Tasty Melon
Melon, Strawberry, and some Cookies (Breakfast of Champions) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/1000 sec, f/1.4, ISO 320 — full exif
Melon, Strawberry, and some Cookies
(Breakfast of Champions)

Lately, it seems we're on the receiving end of gifts of upscale edibles. On the heals of yesterday's matsutake mushrooms, today we enjoyed the cantaloupe we received from Nils' mom when I visited her house in Miyagawa-cho the other day.

(At least I think the English translation is “cantaloupe.” It has green flesh like a muskmelon, but a webbed outer rind like a cantaloupe.)

Fumie has a knack for pleasing presentations (such as these strawberries), and she didn't disappoint, preparing it nicely, adding a few strawberries for color, and some cookies around the plate for balance. Anthony had the idea to break the thin cookies and add them to the edge, so he did that. I then took the picture above.

But he wanted to add more cookies, so in the picture below, the hand attached to the child is actually adding cookies to the scene....

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/250 sec, f/1.4, ISO 320 — full exif
Final Touches

He soon did his part to remove them to his tummy, as did both Fumie and I.

We'd had a regular supermarket melon just the other day, but this melon (from the very upscale Takashimaya) was far superior. Yum! Thanks Nils' Mom!

We've been a bit much on the receiving end of these culinary delights, so to balance things out, Fumie has prepared a small fortune worth of Japanese cookies for my upcoming trip to my folks' place in Ohio. But the problem I face is that I'd like to bring back some really fine foods as gifts when I return to Kyoto, but what on earth can I get in Ohio? Cheetos? 🙂

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