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While the origin of the adage "A picture is worth a thousand words" remains somewhat unclear, the value of pictures remains unchallenged. Text alone isn't enough to explain every step in a recipe, especially if you are new to a technique. If you've ever tried to decipher obscure instructions in a recipe, you'll know what I mean. I therefore try to include as many pictures as I believe will be helpful.
I take the photographs myself with a Nikon digital SLR. I am not a professional photographer, as many of my pictures will prove, but hopefully they will be useful.
If you've examined any of my PDF recipes you'll have noticed the first page is like any other recipe, listing ingredients and directions. The Step-By-Step that follows is where you find the photographs, along with brief explanations.
Each of these recipes has been kitchen tested many times. There is always room for improvement, however, so feel free to make adjustments to satisfy your tastes.