I wanted to inspire people to think about what they eat. Food is not only a bite we put into our mouth. It is a combination of processes which all affect what is finally consumed by eating. By deconstructing recipes into individual steps I wish to create an easy to approach and positive way of inspiring people to cook from scratch and explore how food is constructed.


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The project started from a series of individual pieces in 2009. The very first photo was the Cinnamon Rolls recipe. The series slowly evolved into a book published in Finland by WSOY (2012) and in Taiwan by I’m Publishing (2016). The book is not a normal cookbook but something that ties the world of art and cooking together.

All 62 images are produced by myself. It means first I had to learn how to cook the dishes, then do the groceries, prepare and style the food, take the picture, post-process, write and finally clean up. I made my own rules and it was very important that all the food was consumed. I despise the throw away culture that is common in the food photography scene. I also wanted to shoot all the steps with a single shot and not compose the final image of separate images. So steps that are represented in the photographs were made into the final dish instead of throwing everything away. This food was shared with neighbours and friends.

More info: marinaekroos.com

#1 Guacamole

Guacamole

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Grace Hobasaurs 6 months ago

*thinking about how much that avocado cost*

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#2 Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

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bubamara 6 months ago

Tried to do a similar thing the other night but it didn't turn out to look that great; it's a good idea to know before you do ;-)

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#3 Aubergine Dip

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Jamie Brown 6 months ago

Outside the USA people call eggplants aubergines. Like they call zucchinis courgettes.

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#4 Quiche Lorraine

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Hope Floats 6 months ago

I love Quiche and make this regularly.. You can make them with so many different ingredients.. My favourites are Leek and Courgettes..

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#5 Pine Syrup

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Didi 6 months ago

I've never heard of this either. I don't even know how the first person to make this came up with it

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#6 Banana Cake

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#7 Houmous

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Kai Cin Liang 6 months ago

i thought this dish's name was spelled hummus?

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#8 Berry Porridge

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#9 Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

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Irka 6 months ago

Why is there avocado is chicken soup?

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#10 Biff À La Lindström

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Agnes Jekyll 6 months ago

I need to look this up!

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#11 Creme Brûlée

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Saint Victoria 6 months ago

I love creme brulee

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#12 Nettle Soup

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Didi 6 months ago

I only know about stinging nettles but this looks awesome

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#13 Porchini Soup

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V I K T Ω R I A 6 months ago

porcini*

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#14 Grav Whitefish

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#15 Radish Pasta

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Gayle Bynum Cardosa 6 months ago

interesting. I've never heard of radish pasta. Some of these foods pictured are things I've never seen which is cool. That's part of why I love to be on a site where people from all over the world are contributing content and comments. I get to learn about all kinds of random things and I get to "meet" and talk about all kinds of things. I'm kind of addicted to this site right now.

#16 Jelly Doughnuts

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Didi 6 months ago

The best kind of donut

#17 Quesadillas

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anon12 6 months ago

Yeah that's the first thought (roti / pulka) when i saw these..... and as I explored more international food, I somehow related world-cusine is entirely related to eachother (with slight changes according to the region)

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#18 Mixed Salad With Lemon

Mixed Salad With Lemon

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Sara Makarem 6 months ago

May i ask what this meals' name is please?

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#19 Tortilla Chips

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Carolina Romero 6 months ago

You forgot the maize...

#20 Finnish Sima

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Miss Cris 6 months ago

What is it?

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#21 Jam Dodgers

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Donna Bo 6 months ago

Sounds very British... like bangers and mash.

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#22 Rhubarb Kissel

Rhubarb Kissel

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Donna Bo 6 months ago

Rhubarb leaves=poison. The stem is okay, though. Funny how that works.

#23 Fish Broth

Fish Broth

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