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Where can I buy large white plates, fine-dining style? Books recommended?

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Where can I buy large white plates, fine-dining style? Books recommended?

HawtLeak | Feb 8, 2010 10:27 AM

Hi there,

I love fine-dining and all about the beautiful pretty food presentation. Recently, I bought this book called the Art of Food Presentation, and now I would like to practice making the recipe once a week or so when I'm free.

1) To get started, I am going to need those big white plates. I can't afford a $30 or $60 china plates, but I also don't want to buy a $1 plastic plate. Does anybody know where can I find an affordable OK large white plates of different sizes, like those you'd find in fine-dining restaurants?

2) Does anybody have any recommendations on books that have visual step-by-step on how to create those fine-dining beautiful meals at home? With the how to decorate, garnish (big plate, small portion with artistic presentation)?

3) Does anybody know any good affordable store for culinary items in general (i) the equipments, and (ii) for ingredients? (Preferably in downtown montreal)

I'm not a culinary student, but I LOVE all about it and I can't wait to get started!!

Kat

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