Delicious weekend on Picdish from all over the world
This weekend was fantastically delicious on Picdish! We had chefs, cooks, connoisseurs and food lovers post delicious pics from around the world of their new discoveries and old favorites. Here is a compilation of some of them from the USA, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Brunei, The Netherlands and Malaysia.
This exquisite scallop dish was made by an executive chef @chef.mark.a
of Mediterranean Restaurant in Rochester, NY, USA
Have you tried “Armados” fish? Neither have we but would love to one day!
Thank you @esthergzr foodie from Spain for sharing!
Meanwhile in Malaysia @edelina.tamrin enjoyed some seafood
Dragon Fruit by @yakaew form Virginia, US
Meal from Brunei brought to you by @fiqah.antin
@simon.bingham from The Netherlands made this delicious dish for 28 people! Go Simon!
Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine Feature: Savor the World with Picdish
All of us at Picdish are absolutely delighted to be featured in Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue. We are proud to be part of the local community and excited about what we can achieve together.
Transcript of the article:
“Food is such a universal language,” says Syed Asif Iqbal, CEO of Picdish, a local company bringing high-tech tools to the culinary world.
As the Santa Barbara-based creator of an addictive app designed to help foodies all over the world easily share their culinary experiences, Iqbal and co-founder Haitham Al-Beik have already connected with everyone from chefs to farmers, home cooks and people who simply love to eat out and share their experiences.
“Friends can share food adventures through photos and remarks that are automatically grouped into a single experience and instantly made available to everyone … Picdish allows users to share complete experiences, showcase culinary passion and discover gourmet adventures across the world,” Iqbal explains.
Since the app launched last summer, people from all over the world - including Thailand, Russia and Europe and our very own backyard - have used the free iPhone app to bring enthusiasts together in their passion for food.
- Leslie Dinaberg, Santa Barbara Seasons
Feature: From the Chef’s Kitchen
We think many of us secretly dream of being a chef at a cute restaurant where we create amazing dishes everyday and meet with regulars who can’t have enough of it. Having taken a few inside peeks into top gourmet kitchens to greet chef friends, we know it is a lot more difficult than it is in our imagination. But that is what so great about chefs - they create beautiful and delicious food that make us forget all our worries and embark on a gourmet journey.
As a tribute to all chefs across the world, we wanted to feature some of the established and aspiring chefs on Picdish who wow us with their exquisite creations.
Orange and avocado with chilled prawn by @tonythaichef
Chef in the making @iknowlori
Duo of duck by @culinary.twin.chef
Butternut squash caprese by @chefd
Pasta by @barret.beyer
Rosemary crusted lamb with cambozola cheese polenta by @chef_rango
Confit duck leg with prunes, baby gem and a fondant pot by @jtrentchef
Picdish Tips: Sharing with the Rest of the World
You love sharing with your fans on Picdish but have you been wishing you could also share with the rest of the world, including those who don’t have an iPhone? You can actually do that quite easily!
Sharing while you post:
After you have selected a photo to upload, simply slide on Post to Facebook and Post to Twitter. Don’t worry we never post to your Facebook Wall unless you explicitly request it.
Sharing after you have uploaded:
Navigate to the detailed experience view for the experience you would like to share. Tap on the arrow button under the picture and this will bring up the option menu shown below. You can now choose to Share via Facebook, Twitter or Email.
Link to web view:
When people you have shared with click on the Picdish link, they are taken to a web view where they can browse your experience. For example, http://picdish.com/p/gj8
LA Times Food website features Picdish foodie’s post
Foodies on Picdish continue to inspire us with their delicious experiences and we are happy to see them being noticed by others. Here is a fun discovery of a Picdish foodie featured on the LA Times Food website.
Picdish of the day!
For the Love of Food and Cinema
I feel so cheerful every time I remember the scene in the movie Chocolat when Vianne Rocher reveals her beautiful and sweet display of chocolate. Or when I speak out loud, mimicking the accent, Julia Childs famous words in the movie Julie and Julia “You can never have too much butter!”
Food in cinema has always been a special way to depict adventure, joy and humor in life. It is through a character’s passion for food, we get to feel their appreciation of life.
Here at Picdish, we love food and cinema and wanted to share our list of delicious favorites:
- Julie and Julia
- Babettes Feast
- Patisserie Coin de rue
- No Reservations
- Dulce Martha (Mostly Martha)
- Eat Pray Love
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
- A Good Year
Tell us what is your favorite food movie at http://www.facebook.com/picdish
Visit to a local farm, Fairview Gardens.
Very close to Santa Barbara, in the town of Goleta, there is a magical place called the Fairview Gardens. It is a hidden garden of sorts - an urban farm. The moment you walk into the farm, you feel like all the troubles of the world have left you. I don’t know if it is the beautiful sight of ripe pomegranates, the cool breeze on a sunny day, or the fragrant smell of the soil. You almost feel the kind and responsible energy of the farmers.
View more photos and info on the Fairview Gardens on their Picdish page: http://picdish.com/page/fairviewgardens
During our visit, we attended a community cookout using organic produce from the farm. We cooked delicious french vegan soup, citrus salad, and grilled vegetables on flat bread. Everyone helped with the preparation under the culinary direction of the elegant Laurence Hauben who leads two local food organizations - Market Forays and Santa Barbara Slow Food chapter. We took a lovely tour of the farm and you can see our experience captured here: http://picdish.com/experience/7337-21769
We got a chance to spend time with the people behind the Fairview Gardens and learn about the history and operations of the farm. It is a California Certified Organic farm, a certification that is one of the most difficult to obtain in the country. Speaking to Adrianne Davis, we learned that the farm is a non-profit institution dedicated to the community that it serves. Fairview Gardens does need help from its community to become stronger. To be able to sell produce from other farms and other market items it does not grow, The Fairview Garden’s stand needs to be rebuilt to current building standards. Once they are able to raise funds for this project, Fairview Gardens will actively contribute to the development of the local economy.
I wish for people in the Santa Barbara area and greater Los Angeles area to discover this wonderful farm and for all of us to help our farmers who in my view are the keeper of our health and well-being. To support Fairview Gardens in its effort towards sustainable, organic farming, please visit http://www.fairviewgardens.org/
My name is Maria and I am a Picdish foodie. I am the grand daughter of a farmer who taught me how to respect and care for the earth. My grandfather’s passion for farming has in a way translated into my passion of food. I can spend days hunting for the perfect tomato or just the right apricots. http://picdish.com/user/maria
Silicon Valley Business Journal: Picdish app offers new way to share food experiences.
Photo by Vicki Thompson