Today Brad Pitt accused me of “fluffing” my tacos prior to photographing them. Well, yeah, duh, I wanted shells that stood up and looked good for the camera, not some flimsy tortillas that just flopped on the plate. A few toothpicks later and they were photo-ready.
Actually, it took a lot more than a few toothpicks to “fluff” these tacos into perfection. Technically, they weren’t really tacos. They were fajitas. Smart Ones Portobello Mushroom Fajitas from the grocer’s freezer section, to be exact. But I added lettuce, cheese and some green hot sauce to boost the flavor and add some substance to my lunch. So, yeah, there was quite a bit of fluffing going on.
Despite making them photogenic, I would rate them: “Edible, But Why Bother.” I shouldn’t be surprised. They did come from the freezer section. Regardless, I got my Taco Tuesday fix and can carry on with the day. And I can add “Semi-Professional Fluffer” to my resume, which I am certain will open a number of new and exciting opportunities down the road.
Happy Taco Tuesday!