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Tart Gaspacho with Herb Parmesan Salad

The Fat Kid Inside x SeaBiscuit Films

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Usually I shoot my videos alone at home with a small tripod, I shuffle around my kitchen, trying to have it remain stable among pots and pans, a heated stove and my forever clumsy hands. I then proceed to edit everything on a whim, put in some good songs and then upload the file as quickly as I can (if you live in the Philippines, you will understand how difficult this is because of our terribly backwards internet speeds). I do all of this because I want to be different from other food bloggers and more than just having a visual aspect (photos), I want people to understand the simple interaction with food (videos). To say that I am somewhat strict, when it comes to my work, is an understatement, which is why I get sad when my videos can’t be at the quality I want them to be, because I don’t have the proper equipment and audio-visual training.

A couple of weeks ago, a young group of professional videographers proposed that we collaborate on some videos; I was so happy because not only would this amp up the quality of the end product all of you get to see, but also that I would get to work with like-minded individuals, which always helps in exploring new creative formats. Their company is called Seabiscuit Films and if you have any projects that need a video/filming element to it, they are the people to call; they can be reached at work@seabiscuitfilms.com and www.facebook.com/seabiscuitfilms

We worked on 9 different videos, so I thought this would be the perfect time to start uploading them on a Youtube page since it is a little more accessible than vimeo (even though the quality on vimeo is better, which is why my vids will still be there) and that I will probably (hopefully with your help) reach a bigger audience on Youtube.

www.youtube.com/use/erwanheussaff

So the first video is a Gaspacho with an awesome song by Filipino artist Modulogeek.

This year there has been lots of chatter about raw cooking and the benefits that can be reaped from it. Though I am not 100% convinced by the raw, vegan, hippie movement, there are some certain dishes that I like. Not because they are vegan, raw or vegetarian, but because I just happen to like vegetables a lot, yes I am one of the weird ones.

Tart Gaspacho with Herb Parmesan Salad

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INGREDIENTS
serves around 5

For the Gazpacho

5 big tomatoes
1 large cucumber
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
1/2 cup of day old bread chopped
5 tablespoons of red wine vingear
3 garlic cloves chopped
3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper To taste

For the Garnish
per dish

a pinch of flat leaf parsley
1 tsp of lemon rind
1 tbsp of parmesan cheese
1 tbsp of sour cream
a pinch of salt
(optional) yellow baby tomatoes sliced, red onion and cucumber shavings

Blend all the chopped and cleaned vegetables together. Once soup like add the bread, the vinegar and slowly trickle in the olive oil while blending. Salt and pepper to taste.
For the toppings, leave the parsley whole, mix with the other ingredients. Place on the soup with a dollop of sour cream and salt. Use optional garnish to make it look more intricate.

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12 COMMENTS

    1. ginette November 13, 2012 at 5:11 am

      looks easy & delish :9 but i don’t understand why after blending all the veggies in the blender, you pour it out & put it back again in the blender?

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      1. Tintin November 13, 2012 at 6:18 am

        He had to blend in the bread and added few more ingredients to be blended.. =)

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        1. Erwan November 20, 2012 at 2:57 am

          exactly!

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      1. Erwan November 20, 2012 at 2:58 am

        i did 2 batches, orelse it would overflow. and i added the bread

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    1. Krizia November 13, 2012 at 11:03 am

      Wow, the video quality is amazing. Very nice job Seabiscuit Films! P.S. I can’t believe you did this in 6 minutes.

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      1. Erwan November 20, 2012 at 3:30 am

        they are so gooD!

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    1. Kristine November 13, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Loving the new video style! It’s more easy to follow the recipe now. Great job, Erwan & Seabiscuit Films!

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      1. Erwan November 20, 2012 at 3:29 am

        thanks!

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    1. tere November 14, 2012 at 1:26 am

      Hi Erwan,

      We’re planning to have a buffet on our Christmas party, can you suggest any restaurants with the best eat all you can food?
      Thank you! :)

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      1. Erwan November 20, 2012 at 3:28 am

        im not sure about restaurants on christmas!

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    1. joe q November 20, 2012 at 7:50 am

      @2:23 that seemed like a lot of salt. Is grocery purchased granulated salt much different from rocksalt in taste?

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      1. Erwan December 17, 2012 at 9:17 am

        no its not a lot :)

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