Photographer's Note

My last night's post was appreciated more than I was used to, so I'll continue with the planned posting of some food shots captured that same evening while I was on a visit at that couple's house.

This is their dinner for that third day of Christmas celebrations. I was on a diet and didn't feast along with them. They grilled a sausage a couple of feet long or so (50-60 cm) and four sirloin steaks (about 1" or 2-3 cm thickness). The full size sirloins had been marinated in some homemade juices for a couple of days and the steaks were cut that night, just before grilling or deep-frying them. I could see how the juices had penetrated the meat at least half-way in. The sausage was also homemade using the meat of that same pig they presumably had slaughtered a few days before Christmas.

Actually, I thought it may be more interesting to point out in this particular shot that homemade grill. A thick steel wire was used to make the frame and the legs (apparently that central axis as well) and a somewhat thinner wire was run back and forth on both width and length to make the crossings. This kind of grill is pretty common in southeastern Romania as far as I know, but I usually saw it made by professionals. This one was homemade to save some money and from what I've seen it was doing its job just fine. The metal structure above it had held a little earlier the pot used for deep-frying everything else. I might post a shot of that tomorrow night if I won't forget. The fire area was surrounded by a short brick wall from three sides that worked both to protect the fire from wind and to concentrate the heat in that smaller space where it was useful.

I used the flash here so you can't actually see the fire but believe me the charcoals underneath were really hot, red hot.

Have nice week, everyone!

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