It took about 30 seconds before everybody hauled out their rather large cameras and started taking pictures of everything - trees, flowers, food - but mostly of each other (as bloggers do!). The aroma of bratwurst on the grill soon had us at the lunch table though: chatting, eating and getting to know each other. The serious work of the day kicked off after lunch with a discussion on the difference between good vs. bad food writing and photography, as well as presentations from all four presenters. This was followed by an hour of very intense practical writing and photography in small groups of six participants with two instructors each, designed to remind participants what their natural style is and to kick-start their creativity.
After a couple of hours for participants to write up the morning's experiences in a blog post with two photos, we returned to the lecture room so that every pair could present their work and then school was over for the day. People were quickly divided into teams to work on starters, main course and dessert for the evening's meal, giving us a chance to try out our Ergo Chef Knives and Good Grips strawberry hullers (thanks OXO!). Dinner, eaten al fresco at a long table, was a delicious asparagus frittata with salad, followed by various types of Flammkuchen, and finally we rounded of off the evening with some much-photographed Eton Mess, all washed down by Springfield's spectacular Life from Stone Sauvignon Blanc and Beyerskloof Bouwland Pinotage.
Astrid – Who Would Have Thought…?
Ilva – Plate to Page Weimar 2011 – The Review
Jamie – From Plate to Page
Jasmine – Plate to Page Workshop
Meeta – We Met in Weimar
Meeta - Putting the WORK back into Workshop
Móna – Life Changing, It Was
Móna – Life Changing it Was, Part 2
Móna – Life Changing it Was, Part 3
Móna – All in a Days Work
Simone – Plate to Page – Experience of a Lifetime
Simone – Metaphors, Similes, and What it’s All About