1. Let’s Make Thai Food Tote, Brooklyn Brainery 2. Momofuku peach tote 3. Pasta Bolognese and Salad Nicoise totes, One & the Same 4. Tiki Bon Shopper, Kate Spade 5. Cheese Survival Kit tote, Brooklyn Slate Co. 6. “Delicious Ices” tote, Gillian Kyle
It’s hard to have enough tote bags, especially if you do as much grocery and food styling prop shopping as I do. I’ve been on the hunt for a cute tote bag designed for chefs and food writers, especially since picnic season is starting up. There are some of my favorites. Now to choose one… Read the full article →
While working with my publisher on the jacket of my upcoming cookbook, I spent a lot of time browsing in bookstores for inspiration. There are many cookbooks that do well with a single closeup photo of a dish on the cover, but I wanted something that stood out graphically. I’m happy to report that we have finally settled on a clean yet fun design, which I can reveal soon. In the meantime, here are some cookbook covers that I’ve found inspiring.
1. The Meatball Shop Cookbook – My publisher (Random House/Ballantine) did this book as well, and I love the vintagey cover. The meat grinder illustration is from the Meatball Shop menu. Read the full article →
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My favorite bacon-wrapped dish is a variation on rumaki using dates or figs. But it seems like my fellow New Yorkers love the bacon-wrapped hot dog at Crif Dogs more. (Maybe because rumaki isn’t commonly served in restaurants anymore. ::Sigh::) The start-up GiftRocket created this infographic in the fall to celebrate National Bacon Day and it’s still up for viewing and sharing.
Bacon ice cream at Le Bernardin? Enticing!
(Image from Society6)
I’m currently looking for more art for my new apartment and stumbled upon this Cheese is Love print from artist Lucy Knisley on Society6. What size to get, a modest 8″x10″ or a large gallery 22″x28″? I just had brie with bread for dinner and writing this post is making me want even more cheese.
I recently saw these New York neighborhood plates on West Elm’s site and fell in love immediately. The whimsical black-and-white line illustrations, drawn by artist James McNally, depict Dumbo, Coney Island, Central Park, and Chelsea. They remind me of both old Saul Steinberg illustrations for the New Yorker and vintage children’s books.
If he does a part II series with Park Slope and Red Hook plates, I would seriously consider using them as wall decor.