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Follow the adventures of a single female diner as she navigates her way through all things dining related. Tina Patterson (aka Technicolorgirl) is a long time food enthusiast who enjoys exploring all things dining related – cooking classes, beverage tasting classes and events, exploring restaurant menus, and more. She credits... Read more

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What is Technicolor Dining?

Why is the blog named Technicolor Dining?

Tech·ni·col·or  (tĕk′nĭ-kŭl′ər)

A trademark used for a method of making movies in color in which films sensitive to different primary colors are exposed simultaneously and are later superimposed to produce the full-color print.

I chose the term ‘Technicolor dining’ for several reasons. I think of dining (whether at home or in a restaurant) as an activity  that appeals to the senses. I first see what is placed before me – it will either be pleasing to my eye or it won’t. The same is true for how the food smells and tastes -it will either appeal to me or not.  In my opinion, food must appeal to one or more of the senses.

photo of plate of foodI believe dining is a creative experience. The plate is to a cook what a canvas is to a painter. How the food is ‘plated’ (how it is arranged on the plate, on the platter, or in the bowl) and whether the arrangement is colorful, monochromatic, elaborate or plain is all part of the creative experience.

I also see my participation in dining related activities as enhancing my knowledge and exposure as well as the knowledge and exposure of those I come into contact with.  Sometimes I engage as a solo participant or diner.

Sometimes I am the sole female present. Sometimes I am the sole person of color present.

 My focus is on having a positive experience.

 

Bon appeit!

Technicolor girl

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Tina Patterson

About Tina Patterson

Follow the adventures of a single female diner as she navigates her way through all things dining related – cooking classes, beverage tasting classes and events, exploring restaurant menus, and more! Trip Advisor Top Contributor. Open Table Top 250 Contributor.

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2 Responses to “What is Technicolor Dining?”

  1. On July 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm responded with... #

    Dining must always appeal to, at least, two senses for a good experience. Enjoy the journey.

    • Tina Patterson
      On July 29, 2014 at 1:27 pm responded with... #

      Vi, thank you for the comment and I’m glad we agree. I otice your email address includes the words ‘elegant eating’ . What is elegant eating?




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