Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potato Soup

A rich and filling sweet potato soup recipe comprised of a few ingredients. The recipe can be made vegetarian style by using vegetable stock and omitting the meat garnish.


Roasted Duck

Roasted Duck with Roasted Potatoes and Sauteed Vegetables

As promised in last week’s post, here is the recipe for the roasted duck. I pretty much use this recipe whenever I make duck but with a few variations to the spices. To be clear, this is not a Peking duck recipe. It’s a simple roast duck recipe that I think is great for special occasions and holidays.


Interesting Veggies

Vegetables Purple Artichokes

I’ve developed a bit of an appreciation for the beauty of some vegetables. If you think about it, vegetables are essentially plants or plant parts and some varieties also have the beautiful colors and features that are normally associated with flowers. Endive looks like flower bulbs, artichokes look like blooming flowers, and asparagus tips…well they don’t look like any flower I can think of but they are pretty.


Crawfish Boil

Cooked Crawfish Ready to Be Eaten

One day in early May I saw that Kitchen Surfing was organizing a mid-week Crab Boil for the Kitchen Surfing Meetup Group that would be prepared by Nick Suarez and Theo Peck of The Food Experiments National Tour. It was only $15 for a bunch of crawfish and sides so I decided to give it a shot and signed up to attend the event.


Food Photography Workshop

Food Photography Workshop - Roast Duck & Vegetables

In 2010 I began attending photography group outings and workshops. My first photography workshop was organized by a Meetup group and held at Culturefix in Lower Manhattan and focused on lighting tips and techniques for working with food. Attendees were separated into two groups of about eight and took turns using hot lights and strobes on five plated dishes.