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FOOD - Summer's dishes

Here are just a few delicious plates served to me this summer.

Breddos Tacos, Haggerston - Bone Marrow

Breddos Tacos, Haggerston - Bone Marrow

Victuals & Co, Deal - Duck

Victuals & Co, Deal - Duck

RicaRica, Hackney - Sopaipillas Chicken & Merken

RicaRica, Hackney - Sopaipillas Chicken & Merken

Breddos Tacos, Haggerston - Duck Hearts

Breddos Tacos, Haggerston - Duck Hearts

Victuals & Co, Deal - Amuse Bouche

Victuals & Co, Deal - Amuse Bouche

FOOD - Feast at Tobacco Dock

Last weekend saw FEAST at Tobacco Dock for just a few days and some excellent restaurant and street food.

Aqua Shard Duck Confit Bloomers

Aqua Shard Duck Confit Bloomers

Aqua Shard Pork Belly with apple chutney

Aqua Shard Pork Belly with apple chutney

Aqua Shard Crab Salad

Aqua Shard Crab Salad

Henry's?

Henry's?

Frenchies Duck Confit, onion marmalade, pork scratchings and truffle oil.

Frenchies Duck Confit, onion marmalade, pork scratchings and truffle oil.

FOOD - Table Talk meets Street Feast

Whatever the food fashion, trend or fad, photography has played an important part in it. After all you eat with your eyes first.

With several years experience photographing for AA Gill's Table Talk review in The Sunday Times' Style magazine, I appreciate a restaurants attempts to compliment the cuisine with ambiance, service, interior design and value, but it is the the final plate presentation that can elevate a dish before it is tasted. Just watch Masterchef.

Street food has learnt similar lessons to expand during this economical crisis. Quality products with original twists, presentation, portion control, price point. After all, the customer generally doesn't get a plate to admire and will usually eat the product stood up.

Here are some shoots from both ends.

1832, Brown's Hotel

1832, Brown's Hotel

Breddos Tacos, Buttermilk Chicken Tacco

Breddos Tacos, Buttermilk Chicken Tacco

Pasha

Pasha

Le Bun Confit Duck Brioche Bun

Le Bun Confit Duck Brioche Bun

English's, Brighton

English's, Brighton

Rola Wala, Tikka Chicken Naan Sliders

Rola Wala, Tikka Chicken Naan Sliders

Pasha

Pasha

Street Feast bar

Street Feast bar

LEGACY - Tour de France

It's great to see the Tour speed through the Elizabeth Olympic Park, even if it took only seconds, but it was great to see so many people waiting and just being British.

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© steve orino
© steve orino
© steve orino
© steve orino

FAME - Stevie GerrHard

Steven Gerrard was just a young lad and breaking into both the Liverpool and England teams in 2001 when this Addidas photo shoot was commissioned at the training ground.

He was always a pleasure and gave me plenty of time, but it was this 'off the cuff' version that the Picture Editor and I loved, when given his brand new pair of boots, he chewed them while pondering a question.

STREET - Deal

A mix of weather in Deal this weekend, but glorious sunshine on Sunday helped show off it's charm.

Deal Beach

Deal Beach

Golf Club

Golf Club

Lobster Boats

Lobster Boats

High Street view

High Street view

Fishing Boats

Fishing Boats

Black Lake

Black Lake

St Margaret's

St Margaret's

Cricket

Cricket

LEGACY - Wasteland

As I mentioned in the last post, there are wastelands appearing around the edges of the QEO Park where Warm-up tracks, roads and construction storage used to be. Either Legacy has not been able to use the space or it still has no purpose.

Marshgate Road

Marshgate Road

Eton Manor

Eton Manor

Greenway Bridge

Greenway Bridge

LEGACY - Empty spaces

Over the last two days I've had the chance to drive around the whole park and have come across so much waste land. The central part is popular and busy, but the outskirts are still awaiting an idea.

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LEGACY - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park re-opens

There are a few new features in the Park mostly aimed at children and not all of the park is open, but access is easy and it's a massive space. Most of the fabulous flowers and plants from 2012 have gone and have been replaced with simpler features.

Orbit Circus fountains

Orbit Circus fountains


Carpenters Road Lock

Carpenters Road Lock