Tuesday, August 5, 2008


left the Spice Chart on my doorstep, I THANK YOU!

The Installation

Some years back, my spectacularly talented friend ESO made me a functional industrial sculpture to store CD’s, a boldly original design erected from antique hardware drawers. Much has happened since. Not only has the digital manifestation of music storage altered our relationship to the physical, but so has my career…altered.

Enter my new food installation, a curated storage unit for spices, jars and artisenal products. Mi piache, molto!

On the subject of Steak!

These days I can’t get enough. I have never gone out of my way to eat Steak. The Steakhouse experience always felt antiquated, old $, somehow not worth it…

But let’s be real. For a third of the price as dining out, splurge on a Porterhouse from a trusted butcher, break out that Pink Sea Salt that you have never used and decant a wine you were told you should never open. And since you are being all American about things pair it with the classics, Creamed Spinach and Scalloped Potatoes. Carve it tableside and feast like it’s an occasion.


For the little one

My sister is expecting her 1st born; the first little one to enter my life and I couldn’t be happier.

We decided it would be fun to make freezable dinners for the days when the baby demands more time than thawing and sautéing can accommodate.

Here’s what went down…

Early in the day I assembled Strawberry crumbles.

A Strawberry and Thyme jam followed to be stored away.

Re-constituted and jarred Sun dried Tomatoes.

We froze seven portions of fresh Spinach.

Fried Tortillas!

Assembled 8 personal portioned Eggplant Parmesan’s. No pics, but click here for remembrance.

And baked Chicken Involtini’s / Cordon Bleu’s – one with Sundried Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella, the other five with Prosciutto and Provolone.

No day is complete without a culinary bookend. Steak with the perfume of Rosemary, grilled Corn and Creamed Spinach rewarded us for a day’s worth of cooking.

Soon the little one will be greeted by the aromas of the world. I have done my small part to allow my sister’s family the joy, without hassle, of home cooked meals.

Next up, baby food!!!