It’s phonoegraphy month, and what do we love to photograph with our cameraphones? Food. So why fight it? This week’s…

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It’s phonoegraphy month, and what do we love to photograph with our cameraphones? Food. So why fight it? This week’s theme is “lunchtime.”

pasta with poached egg

Linguine with pancetta, sauteed ramps, and a poached egg. There are few foods that cannot be improved upon with a poached egg. I’d eat a poached egg on top of another egg.

This is one of my favorite lunches. A poached egg over pasta is simple, surprisingly satisfying, and even a little decadent, with rich, fatty, oozing yolk coating each strand of pasta with a delicate sheen. Toss in some kind of pork product for flavor and a few handfuls of greens to create the illusion of health, and it’s an excellent five-minute meal.

Time to show us your lunchtime. This might seem like a pretty narrow task, but if you think of “lunchtime” as a theme, there are lots of places you can take it:

  • Show us what you actually had for lunch.
  • Show us what went into your lunch — a stunningly saturated pile of red radishes at the farmer’s market, or the process by which you construct the Ultimate Turkey Sandwich.
  • Show us what a mealtime is like at your house. Who’s there? What are they doing?
  • Show us a photo of someone truly enraptured by what they’re eating and capture the deep satisfaction of an enjoyable meal.
  • If you don’t have time for lunch or eat on the run, show us that.
  • Show us your favorite place to sit while you eat lunch, or your favorite place to prepare food.
  • Capture a candid photo of the guy behind the counter of your favorite greasy spoon.

We hope that those of you who don’t normally participate in photo challenges will feel comfortable jumping into this one — we know you’re probably taking cameraphone photos of your lunch anyway, so you may as well post ’em! Non-phoneographers are also more than welcome; feel free to capture your lunchtime with the equipment of your choice.

michelle-weberIn a new post created for this challenge, share a picture that says LUNCHTIME.

I’m looking forward to some offbeat interpretations, mouthwatering photos, and maybe a new lunch idea or two.

— Michelle


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  1. sounds yummy! i hope people post recipes to go along with some of their lunchtime photos (if they’re munching on homemade goodies that is)


  2. Love the challenges, but my cell phone does not take good photos. I resort to using the camera. Today I will be venturing off to lunch with a friend, and I will definitely take photos of our lunch for this post.


  3. I’m too busy to cook anything or eat anything longer than 5 minutes because I have to attend to a very demanding +2,500-webpages estore. if you are like me I would to share a quick but nutritious recipe.

    5 tablespoons of instant oat, half a cup of lukewarm water (body temperature)* and a bit of raisins. Make a good mix and drink up.

    * If you are hot, make it really hot.


  4. i snapped this photo around noon in downtown varna last summer. varna is the largest city on the bulgarian black sea coast. it really doesn’t make any difference what part of the world you’re in. people love to have lunch outside on a sunny day.


  5. I just can’t seem to get this link right and do offer apologies – one more go at it – Weekly Photo Challenge–Lunches & Memories. OK – I give up – I pressed the link but it doesn’t appear to come up as a link! EEEK.


    1. Francis,I clicked on it and it goes to your web page and show some yummy fries with a wrap and further down some chicken and rice sprinkled with sesame seeds. Both look yummy, but especially the fries. So if that was it, then it worked :-)


  6. This challenge was a lot of fun to create. I enjoy “meeting” fellow bloggers who participate and am thinking about what I will eat for lunch today! Thanks WORDPRESS!


  7. Great idea – just have to wait until tomorrow… 2 reasons: one, for the WP-inspired 52 Bolivian Sundays [it’s still Saturday here], and the second: tomorrow’s Sunday Luncheon: Mexican Cook-out with friends [at our house], Bolivian-style… a few more hours, and the pics will be posted here… 4 families… 11 kiddos… a great recipe for a Sunday Lunchtime Madness… see you then, and thanks for the continuous inspiration! :o


  8. I don’t know if this is too offbeat, but I admit first front: it’s not a human’s meal, but little birds being fed by their mother and it’s not a picture but a video. What I DO know is that is was a challenge on it’s own to shoot the video!

    Have a good week!


  9. Thank you to WordPress users and “likers”: cyril; Hamburg und Mee(h)r; csd7227; bookquoteshub; bunnyandporkbelly; Annie’s Place; v4vikey; Yen-Yen’s_Passions; Code For Confession for the pingback; Kaleidoscopic World in Words, pingback; OwlMcCloud; Bams Triwoko; Musings of a Random Mind, pingback; Jeni; My Life Afterglow; Leanne Cole; susanmaedetera; Cee Neuner; fgassette; NW Frame of Mind; Bzebza; efratadenny; Esenga’ s Voice; kz ; Vladimir Brezina; Kris; The Panama Adventure, pingback; Terri at Time To Be Inspired; Mike Hardisty Photography, pingback; mothergrogan, pingback; vastlycurious; picturesinlivingcolor, pingback; Amar Naik, and all who viewed the blogpost for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime. (instead of publishing another food photo, I photographed the cooks during their lunchtime: Hail to the Kitchen Cabinet!), here at (pls click link):


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