– Hey guys, it’s Dani, and welcome to day 28 of the Food Styling Challenge. Today we are talking all about meats. How to keep them looking fresh, how to keep them looking appetizing and all of our best tips and tricks. Trick number one is don’t over cook them. This is so important when you’re working with meats, not to overcook them. Now, there are a lot of dishes like whole turkeys or whole chickens where they’re not even completely cooked all the way through. And there’s a big reason for that, if you have to cut into them and they’re going to be looking dry and they’re gonna sit on the set for awhile, you wanna err on the side of under cooking them verses over cooking them. Also, keep in mind that just like you’re told to rest the meat before it comes out and gets eaten, you also are gonna do that same thing when you’re doing food styling. So the longer it sits on set, the longer it’s going to cook. So make sure that you’re not over cooking it. You wanna keep it right in the middle range ’til where it’s still looking really nice on the outside before you pull it. Tip number two is keep them oiled up You want to use either cooking oil spray, or use olive oil with a paint brush and keep it brushed. Now, right before you shoot that meat, you’re gonna wanna go ahead and brush it again with a nice little glaze there of the oil. That’s gonna give you all that beautiful sheen and really keep it looking nice and juicy. What a lot of people don’t know is that you can also keep most meats stored in oil. So if you need to prep them beforehand, you can go ahead and do that and then just store them in a little container of oil and they’ll stay looking very fresh. A lot of meats can be refreshed also by dunking them into hot oil. So, things like bacon, for example. If it sits on the set and it starts getting really dry and kind of mushy looking, if you warm up a little bit of oil in a container and just dunk them in really fast in there, they’ll get all that beautiful sheen and start to really relax and look really nice. Tip number three is to color it up. Now, what most people who aren’t food stylists don’t know is that most of the food that you see for camera, it’s actually had its colored manipulated in some way. Now the most common and easiest ones to use for this are a Kitchen Bouquet, which is a browning seasoning sauce, it’s completely edible. And maraschino cherry juice. So, these are very common, you can find them at any grocery store and they’re going to help you darken up the look of whatever meat it is that you’re cooking and in the case of beef, the maraschino juice is gonna help bring back some of that red color into the meat. I hope you enjoyed this video, friends. If you did, let me know, leave me a comment below and also let me know if there’s other things that you’d like to see covered. If you like this content, make sure that you subscribe and click the link below in the description box and that will take you in for instant updates so you will never miss another training and you get one of our amazing downloadable worksheets, all for free. I can’t wait to see you again tomorrow. We’ll see ya later, bye!