Le Puy lentils

PhotographerMarina Spironetti
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMilan, Italy
Photo DateAugust 2016
Technical InfoNikon D3s
Entry Description

These images focus on Michelin-starred chef Regis Marcon's take on Le Puy lentils. Le Puy lentils are considered by many to be the best lentil because of their peppery flavour and the fact they hold their shape during cooking. They are the only lentil to be identified by area of cultivation – grown in the Le Puy region of France. This set of images shows three different lentil-based dishes by chef Regis Marcon ("tuile de lentilles avec amandes", "ragoût de lentilles vertes de Puy avec truffes et oeuf de poule fumé" and "lentilles vertes du Puy confites à la vanille et gelée d'asperule odorante")

About Photographer

After earning a university degree in Languages and Literature, Milan-born Marina Spironetti trained as a journalist in Italy. She studied photojournalism at the London College of Communication. She launched her photographic career in 2004. Originally working as a UK correspondent for the Italian picture agency Eidon Press, she now freelances for a variety of magazines/newspapers. Marina has travelled extensively worldwide. She lived in London, Paris and Buenos Aires. She has recently spent several months in Burkina Faso, covering the revolution in 2014 and the terrorist attacks in 2016. On those occasions, her work has appeared in Italian and international media, including CNN and RAI news. She is currently Milan-based.