Food at Fashion Week

February 11, 2012

I walked down to Lincoln Center this morning to check out what New York Fashion Week’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collections had to offer. While one doesn’t normally feature food over fashion at the shows, I of course scoured the tents to find cute giveaways I could photograph. No Starbucks this season, but I grabbed one of NYFW’s signature Diet Pepsi skinny cans with an adorable napkin and straw designed by Jonathan Adler. I may have to collect a few more of these straws this week. They’d make for the perfect Fourth of July or Memorial Day drink accessory. And for a quick fix snack, the free Fiber One bars were the perfect bite.

I’d also like to announce that I’ve finally joined the world of Twitter. All the meals in between those shot for the blog will be posted and shared! You can follow me @camerainkitchen. Have a wonderful weekend! x

Ruffian & Diet Pepsi

Diet Pepsi

Fiber One Bar

Diet Pepsi and Ruffian

Diet Pepsi

Fiber One Bar

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A Dish for Grandma

February 3, 2012

I’ve spent the past few weeks Upstate with my grandmother during her final days, and with my family once she passed away. Now that I’m back to work, I’m looking forward to getting my food shoots up and running again. I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off my return than with a tribute to the amazing woman she was. One of her favorite meals was pasta and meatballs, an Italian classic that happens to be one of my favorites as well. I had so much fun pairing the vibrant red sauce with some old B&Ws of my grandmother and her sisters on their 4th of July holiday in the city circa 1941.

My Aunt Nici and Grandma sightseeing in NY

 

Aunt Flory, Aunt Nici and Grandma getting off the subway

 

Grandma, Aunt Nici, Aunt Flory in the park

 

Aunt Nici, Grandma and Aunt Flory strolling down Broadway

Troyer’s Country Store

December 2, 2011

A few miles outside the village of Cazenovia takes you to the simplistic and amazingly delicious life of the Amish, where people come from all over to stock up on everything this country store, Troyer’s, has to offer– breads, meats, pastas, candy and anything else you’d expect in your local grocery store, but at prices that can’t be beat, and far more fresh. It was the perfect place to get what I needed for my picnic lunch. My mom and I left with our mission accomplished, more bags than we could carry and continued the drive through Syracuse’s countryside.

Herbs and seasonings

Troyer's Country Store

Fresh bread straight out of the oven

Homemade gummies

Store Interior

Fresh pasta

A Year in Review

November 18, 2011

A Camera in the Kitchen turns 1 tomorrow! I cannot thank you all enough for your support and enthusiasm you’ve expressed to me. It’s been such an amazing year capturing and sharing the art of dining. I’ve dug through my archives to compile some of my favorites that I think best reflects this. From tasting California’s fresh fruit while dancing at the Coachella Music Festival, to chowing down on a burger in Montana after a day of snowshoeing in the Beartooth Mountains, or grilling Wahoo from Aruba’s local fish market in celebration of a friend’s birthday. It has been such a learning experience for me, and I only hope to bring more exciting things to the site in the year to come.

Above all, I’ve learned a meal is more than just satisfying your hunger, it’s about the experience, the culture, and most importantly the people you are surrounded by. Whether grabbing take out for an evening home with the roommates, or sitting at a cafe in Reykjavik with new friends, I always make the most of the moment, and the meal, and that’s what I aim to capture here. I hope my photos inspire you to take time in your own life to appreciate the moments shared over that dish. You may get too full for that last bite of pasta, but you can never be too full of great memories.

 

 

Some of the dinner parties we've hosted-- big and small

Travels to Iceland, Montana, California, Miami, Beacon and Newport

Travels continued through New Jersey, Montana, Iceland and Brooklyn

Café at the Cloisters

October 8, 2011

I couldn’t think of a better way to spend this gorgeous October afternoon than at the Trie Café overlooking the gardens and fascinating Medieval artifacts the Cloisters has to offer. Quite possibly my favorite museum in New York, this Uptown branch of the Met in Fort Tyron Park was a perfect place to bring my parents who are visiting for the weekend. Soaking up the sun, we snacked on Mozzarella/pesto, tuna and turkey sandwiches.

Pesto, Mozzarella and Pepper sandwich

Turkey and tomato sandwich with chips

The gardens

 

Tuna and onion sandwich

 

Pesto sandwich