Cooking — whether it’s for myself or for someone else — is how I relax when I get home from work. Other people play video games or watch TV to unwind; not in my house. Cooking is meditative. It’s a way for me to let the cares of the day slip away while I treat myself right.
As usual, clicking on any of the tiles in the mosaic below will bring up a slideshow of high-resolution photographs.
Spaghetti with egg and black truffles.
Grated white carrot salad, Meyer lemon vinaigrette.
Broiled cod; radicchio with pine nuts.
Green salad, with roast chicken and crispy croutons.
Fried egg, spinach and morels, and crispy bacon.
Leeks with bacon, mustard vinaigrette, and chopped hard-cooked egg.
Braised celery and carrots.
Marinated mixed olives, burrata.
Creamy scrambled eggs, bacon, morels and black truffles.
Spring lettuce salad, with fennel, celery and lemon zest.
Bollito di verdure (boiled mixed vegetables).
Roasted beets with shallot-herb mayonnaise.
Sea scallops cooked in olive oil with garlic and parsley.
Mussels with spicy tomato sauce.
Orecchiette with chard, pine nuts, anchovy and garlicky breadcrumbs.