In the practice of food styling, props are meant to complement the recipe, build a story, and make the food look as delectable as possible. Typically, the recipe is chosen first and the styling decisions are made after. But, once in a while, a very special 'prop' comes along and begs to be found a recipe for. On a recent Saturday, my friend Paige and I braved the cold to pay the Chelsea flea market a visit. I was on the hunt for unique tableware - as I am often wont to be. There weren't a ton of tableware vendors that day but the one booth that was there was all I . . .
For the first installment of this new series, I'm super excited to introduce Sarah Coates, the gal behind one of my favorite food blogs, The Sugar Hit. Sarah's writing is witty and to-the-point, her photography stunning, and her recipes unique yet totally approachable - it's no surprise her site has a loyal, international following, and that she's been in publications like, Food and Wine and Food 52, to name a few. Keep reading to learn more about the force behind the amazing Australian blog. Vivid childhood food memory: One of my favourite childhood food . . .
Some great meals have been had lately and attention must be paid. Brunch with my favorite gal pals at Ox Cart Tavern in Brooklyn. Crunchy fried chicken breast with a creamy sausage gravy, two poached eggs, a homemade biscuit and roasted apples. And don't forget about that beer AND coffee. Admittedly this was after a particularly hard week and I deserved no less. Paying a visit to my favorite spot in the old neighborhood the night before moving. Brennan and Carr's roast beef is unparalleled, and their onion rings and cheese fries are my favorite. At . . .
Let the drooling begin! Silky miso ramen at a ramen shop in Midtown East. This may be the only time I've ever forgotten the name of a restaurant, but all I know is it was cheap and on par with those big name ramen places. Dinner at Nom Wah: spring rolls, roast pork bun, dumplings in soup and steamed greens with oyster sauce. I never tire of this place. A mid-day latte at Qathra Cafe on Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn. If taking pictures of latte art makes be 'basic', so be it. Really creepy Russian candy at Rene's aunt's house. Some of my earliest . . .
Hello, and happy Monday! Here's the latest collection of food photos from the depths of my smartphone. Enjoy! A homemade pizza made with my friend Lisa who knows quite a bit about dough since she works as a pastry chef at Bubby's. This beauty is topped with a parsley pesto, fresh mozzarella and caramelized onions. Not to toot our horns... Ah, who am I kidding? I'm gonna toot - between the chewy perfection of a crust, citrusy pesto, sweet onions and melty cheese, this was one of the best pizzas I've ever tasted. Miso ramen, also made at Lisa's. The pork broth . . .
Here is a collection of #foodporn that has been gathering hypothetical dust on my iPhone since the summer. Enjoy! Uncle Ted's in the West Village: These roast pork buns were had for dinner with Rene back when I was still working in that neighborhood. Uncle Ted's is a relatively new addition to the 'hood, and it has a chic, albeit harshly lit, interior with a modern white and gray decor. We love dim sum and anything consisting of pork-filled dough, but these buns were disappointing - all dough and a negligible amount of pork. Ah, nothing compares to Nom . . .
Despite my waxing poetic about plant-based eating and green smoothies, I am still just taking baby steps. I am cooking and eating very little meat at home but when I'm out and about, I find it hard to say no to my favorite foods. What can I say, I'm a fatass at heart and old habits die hard. Scroll on and you'll see what I mean. Fette Sau BBQ in Williamsburg smokes their locally-sourced meats with dry rubs - sauce-free. They sell everything by weight and due to its high quality, it is quite pricey and the menu is subject to chance. This pulled pork and beef rib were . . .