Slideshows that not only make me hungry, but they inspire me

While searching for food-related photo slideshows for a Multimedia assignment, I realized that I should be doing this a lot more often. Not only because I can learn new recipes, but learn from the creativity of others.

I hope these slideshows inspire more than just me.

1. Essential Thanksgiving by Julia Moskin and Melissa Clark from The New York Times.

This photo slideshow, multimedia presentation includes more than just photos. Detailing different Thanksgiving recipes and different styles of making each dish, the slideshow also provides videos associated with each Thanksgiving favorite.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/11/12/dining/essential-thanksgiving.html?ref=multimedia

I think what makes this a journalistic piece is the way the authors gathered the information for each dish to figure out the best way to have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. I like how this was even written about in the first place because I know if this story interests me it will interests many others. The way they incorporate lots of multimedia aspects into the piece also keeps readers interested throughout the entire article.

I find the way they make cooking sound so fun inspiring. It makes me want to go out to the store and cook a five-course meal for me and my friends.

Now readers even though you may not be an excellent cook, this photo slideshow will make you want to try. Go have a delicious look.

2. A Soup Saved from the Cold by Ligaya Mishan and photos by Michael Nagle from The New York Times.

This photo slideshow shows the story of a restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y. that  is one of the only Chinese restaurants to serve a sacred Yunnan Province dish called Guoqiao Mixian, or Crossing-the-Bridge Noodles. It shows the process of the dish and the people behind the dish.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/dining/hungry-city-yun-nan-flavour-garden-in-sunset-park-brooklyn.html?ref=multimedia

This is journalistic writing because they went out in the the Big Apple and found a story in a small Chinese restaurant. I feel like journalism is all about making small, what seem like insignificant things, a story.

This piece is inspiring to me because it makes me want to go out and find a story in an unexpected place. It also inspires me to go out and talk to people to find that interesting story that’s not seen right away.

Do you think people if more people made the effort to go out and search for interesting stories that more people would take interest in soft news and features?

3. Sugar Love: A Not So Sweet Tale by Robert Clark with National Geographic.

This photo slideshow is about how people have grown to love sugar throughout the ages. Who doesn’t love that? Unfortunately, it also details the extreme unhealthy nature of sugar.

I think this has journalistic value because it’s telling the public something they need to know about their well-being and health.

I find this piece inspiring because first of all I love candy and second of all, it takes a new look into a different aspect of candy than someone would normally do. Everyone loves to talk about candy, but not everyone tells you the truth about it.

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