Friday, August 12, 2011

Birthday Celebrating

Now a little while ago already (where does the time go??), I made sure to celebrate my birthday this year properly, by making trips to two of New York's most fantastic and specialized markets, back-to-back! Smorgasburg on Saturday, and The New Amsterdam Market on Sunday, my special day. Smorgasburg was with my dear friend D. In the sultry sun, I didn't want to make a big deal of taking pictures so the series is shot completely on my iphone. Sunday was with my sweet man, and he was kind enough to be the official camera chaperone when I didn't feel like shouldering it. :-)  As you'll see there was lots of good eating to be done between the two. I am so lucky to call New York my home with this incredible bounty of interesting foods.

The most incredible avocado ice cream (really!) from La Newyorkina
Neill with the goods at Bon Chovie
The lawn, looking out onto the East River
Toothsome organic pastas from Flour City
The impressive menu from I8NY - seriously tasty
It was a bright, sultry day
New Amsterdam Market, at the old Fulton Fish Market in lower Manhattan
Heirloom fruits at Flying Fox Fruiterer
We took home a wonderful sunflower rye loaf from Nordic Breads
Stone Barns' vegetable harvest
The Dumpling Diva and her poffertjes
poffertjes, with a smear of butter and confectioners' sugar
Pour-overs from Blue Bottle Coffee
The ice block at People's Pops
Sampling the hay (earthy, honey, yummy!) and basil ice cream from Early Bird Cookery

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Summertime! Hamptons Magazine, The New York Times, and More

I've been eager to share these images with you all for a while now - a series I shot at the end of June for the Hamptons Magazine. It's for the Soft Serve Fruit Company - healthy, actually, and quite a tasty list of offerings (as you can see)! Having fun photographing melting things is some of the most spontaneous creativity out there. :)

For more fun with food, I photographed a new still life for The New York Times, which appeared in last's week's dining section.

For the still life, I sourced from friends. My good friend Jon is an expert on all things delicious, and a few years ago he shed new light on what a good mussel is. He over-nighted 5 pounds of these plump, sweet, and sustainably grown mussels, harvested from the nutrient-rich waters of Puget Sound. The carrots and beans are from the well-tended gardens of none other than Susan Orem, who runs a yoga & retreat center in heart of the Catskills. I am (as ever) eternally grateful to these folks. Wisdom, friendship, and great food! What more can a girl ask for?

As you might guess, I had a good bit of leftovers and so got to cooking. I hope you'll adore these preparations. Rather different from one another, equally outstanding in flavor.