As an “online phenomenon that incorporates world cuisines, contemporary design and a story of love over the meal of breakfast,” SymmetryBreakfast continues to captivate connoisseurs of food, art, and photography alike. Created by Shanghai-based food photographer and doting husband Michael Zee, the now-famous Instagram account features photos of delectably designed meals with a twist: each pair of plated creations is not only undeniably appetizing, but beautifully balanced, too.
Each photo has a similar layout: 2 main plates (or, depending on the meal, bowls, boards, skillets, and even leaves) are symmetrically situated and surrounded by equally balanced drinking glasses, soup bowls, and side dishes. The arrangements are shot from above, which emphasizes their matching positioning. In addition to a focus on symmetry, the photographs also showcase the creativity of Zee's cuisines, as well as the color-coordination of his tableware!
While the page began as a visual record of Zee's (literally) balanced breakfasts, it has since morphed into an all-day extravaganza. Morning meals, such as syrup-slathered waffles, swirly cinnamon rolls, and fruit-filled puff pastries, still regularly feature, but, now, so do lunches, dinners, and even desserts. Just like his celebrated breakfasts, Zee's other meals are inventive and eclectic. One look through his Instagram account, and it's clear that Zee and his husband enjoy a diverse daily menu!
If you're interested in emulating Zee's creative breakfasts, be sure to check out his unique cookbooks, SymmetryBreakfast: 100 Recipes for the Loving Cook and SymmetryBreakfast: Cook-Love-Share.
Food photographer, cook, and doting husband Michael Zee creates a diverse selection of matching meals for himself and his partner.
You can find his recipes (and drool over the food photography) in his cookbooks, SymmetryBreakfast: 100 Recipes for the Loving Cook and SymmetryBreakfast: Cook-Love-Share.
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