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.
Baked eggs, asparagus salad Braised lettuce, with shallots, mushrooms and peas Gold cippolini onions, shoulder bacon, sherry vinaigrette Broccoli rabe, with chickpeas and heirloom beans One-egg omelette with ramps Butter-braised celery and Japanese turnips Carrot and cippolini onion confit Pearl barley “biryani” Asparagus, with pistachios, coconut and Indian spices Insalata di funghi (mushroom salad) “Potatoes and turnips” One-egg Parisian omelette with asparagus and caviar Spring greens, shoulder bacon Spaghetti con spinaci e ricotta (Spaghetti with spinach and ricotta cheese) Asparagus, […]
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I don’t do much restaurant food-blogging these days, in part because of the economy and also because I like being able to control the conditions when I shoot food. The latter is almost impossible when in a restaurant setting. When I do shoot food in restaurants, it’s almost always in the daytime when I have access to natural light. I could probably get a new digital camera, one that allows me to take quality pictures in low-light settings, but that’s […]
Even though the City had been under a winter storm watch for most of Friday evening and early Saturday morning, the Greenmarket had a surprisingly strong complement of farmstands when I arrived there yesterday afternoon. I remarked to one of my usual vendors that I was surprised to see her there, to which she replied that “It would take a natural catastrophe on the order of last year’s Hurricane Irene to keep us away”. Bosc pears I had bought some […]
Arugula and Bordeaux spinach salad, with fried farm egg and homemade salt-and-vinegar potato chips Bordeaux spinach is an heirloom variety of spinach that’s sweeter and more tender than regular spinach. Substitute regular spinach if unavailable.
This is an old picture, taken a little over 6 weeks ago. It was one of my favorites meals — to eat and to shoot. So many people underestimate the pleasure of a piece of fish or chicken, prepared simply and well. We seem to have forgotten what food tastes like, with our over-reliance on ingredients like balsamic vinegar, sriracha and truffle oil. As if these ingredients are magic bullets that can reinvigorate our jaded palates. When you pay attention […]
Bacon, sucrine lettuce and slow-roasted Campari cherry tomato sandwich, with Dijon-herb aioli on toasted sourdough bread Click here to view a high-resolution version of this picture. This is an adaptation (with minor tweaks) of Ashley’s sandwich recipe found here. You owe it to yourself to make this sandwich as soon as you can. It’s seriously delicious. PS. Her foodblog is just as awesome.
Spring is such a lovely season because of the progression of produce at the farmer’s market. After months of heavy, stodgy, starchy meals such as hearty soups and stews, the things we eat change to lighter fare such as this salad which celebrates the height of the season in all its glory. I’m honored to live in New York City where I have access to some of the best farmers’ markets in the New York metropolitan area. But what do […]
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