Garnishes are to food what accessories are to an outfit. They are the little extras that pull the look together. They are the finishing touches that spell the difference between ordinary and extraordinary.
Some food is pretty all by itself. A well-arranged tray of vegetables with its mix of vibrant colors beckons to the eye. Other food is like an outfit purchased from a thrift store, trying hard to be cute but having a difficult time of it. It doesn’t mean it can’t look good, it just takes a little more work.