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I remember this line “Effective Presentation Evokes Desire” from one of my sales and marketing classes I attended a long time ago. I believe that this is true whenever you want to sell anything. Unknowingly, we are always in a state of exchange over something or the other. For example, why do we try to dress well? Why do we try to be well mannered and polite? We can question the simple things that we do in our dailly life and wonder if there is an underlying reason that we are trying to accomplish? Perhaps we are forever seeking the acceptance of others. This acceptance by others is analogous to evoking desire in others to hear you out or to help you out or to talk to you instantly, etc.. Why do the Presidential Candidates continuously deliver speeches? Because they want to sell their ideas. But while doing so, they change their appearance according to the crowd they are going to face to get accepted.
In short, the point that I am trying to get at, through my somewhat philosophical rant, is that your presentation has to be appropriate to attract right kind of the audience. This principle applies 100% to good food. The presentation of a meal should be almost as good as the taste. The eyes should be attracted and tempted to eat the food before the palate! I would love to see the art of presentation of foods becomes popular into all homes. Many aspects of modern life, like television, have severely reduced eating to a monotonous action that we do 3-4-5-6-7 times a day. You get my point! How many times have you eaten something so fast or without thinking so that you didn’t even stop to appreciate the flavors? How many times have you mindlessly eaten the cheapest chocolate in the market forgetting what a real piece of good quality chocolate tastes like? Nowadays it seems like we sacrifice quality for quantity.
Just imagine, if somebody were to serve you a delicious chocolate milk shake in a chipped glass! I am sure, you’d be a little put off… and if you aren’t you should be!
Handy Conversions Handy Abbreviations
3 tsp = 1 T C = cup
2 T =1/8 cup T = tablespoon
4 T – ¼ cup tsp + teaspoon
5 ½ T =1/3 cup oz = ounces
8 T = ½ cup lb = pound
16 T = 1 cup g = gram
1 cup = 8 liquid oz mg = milligram
1 pint = 2 cups ml = milliliter
1 qt = 4 cups or 2 pints pkt = packet
1 gallon = 4 qt pkg =package
1 cup = 4 oz (weight) of shredded cheese dz = dozen
1 skinless boneless chicken breast = 8 oz qt = quart
Vimal. Pt = pint