Thursday, November 27, 2014
the sweet season, a story about maple syrup
as the frosty north american winter begins to dissipate, a very sweet harvest gets underway. little taps with small tin pails attached are nailed to maple trees to patiently wait for the trees’ precious sap. it’s maple sugaring time and soon the sap will be made into a delectable syrup. from the breakfast table to savoury dishes and baked delights, nothing rivals this woody, floral-flavoured liquid gold. how sweet it is, indeed. images : mikkel vang
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
kinfolk the table is a cookbook with profiles of 45 tastemakers who are cooking and entertaining in a way that is beautiful, uncomplicated and inexpensive. each of these home cooks, artisans, bloggers, chefs, writers, bakers, crafters, has provided one to three recipes they most love to share with others, whether they be simple breakfasts for two, one-pot dinners for six, or a perfectly composed sandwich for a solo picnic.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Friday, November 21, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
more fish, today a nice book by philippe emanuelli and frédéric raevens
however, since the book fish is originally french and up until now only translated into dutch, for those who don't speak neither dutch nor french, we've translated one of the recipes into english for tomorrow's post. the dutch version, vis, is published by good cook.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
smoked fish factory in brooklyn
the acme smoked fish corporation started in the early 1900's when russian emigrant harry brownstein arrived in new york. after working his way up from a wagon jobber, picking up fresh, hot fish from the smokehouses with his horse drawn wagon and delivering them to stores all over new york, eventually harry's dream came true; owning his own smokehouse in brooklyn. and after almost 120 years the acme smokehouse is still on the same address. more pics after the break. images: colin cooke and paul lowe via taverne agency.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
airy apartment in manhattan.
the apartment of denise canter, prop stylist for years and now certified yoga teacher, is in downtown manhattan a few streets away from the meatpacking district. 'the light in here is the best', she says, an airy and open apartment with sweeping views of manhattan, including both the empire state and the chrysler buildings. take a look, more pics after the break. images: ngoc minh ngo
Monday, November 17, 2014
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
the black truffle or black périgord truffle, named after the périgord region in france, grows with oak and hazelnut trees and can be harvested in late autumn and winter.
a truffle is the fruiting body of a subterraneum fungus, their fruiting body grows underground. truffles have been found in europe, asia, north africa and north america. the highest esteemed ones are the white truffle from umbrië and piemonte in italy and the black truffle or périgord truffle from france. truffles are harvested in europe with the aid of truffle dogs, specially trained dogs which are able to detect the strong smell of mature truffles underneath the surface of the ground. originally they were harvested with the aid of female pigs, but the use of pigs is risky because of their natural tendency to eat the truffle instead of exchanging it for a pat on the head from the truffle hunter. images: mikkel vang
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
romantic place in the countryside of england
julia bird, freelance stylist, lives in this beautiful house with her family in cornwall, england. the house is an eighteenth century farmhouse tucked away on the edge of the moor, a few miles away from the sea and the the port of fowey. throughout the seasons there is always rich and beautiful colour, pattern and fresh produce for decoration and the kitchen. images: hotze eisma represented by taverne agency.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
mark bitterman, founder of this shop, is on a mission to change the way people think (both home cooks and chefs alike) about salt. he believes that most of the chemically processed and industrially produced salt used in homes and restaurants is an abomination of what salt should be, in his words: 'pure, natural, beautiful, and reminiscent in flavour of where it actually comes from the sun and the sea'. in the meadow, the shop, bottles small and large of salts from all over the globe adorn the floor-to-ceiling plank selves. there's fleur de sel from various makers and regions, versions of sel gris, variations of flake salt, inky black volcanic salt and more and more. images : michael marquand.
Friday, November 7, 2014
whole fish baked in salt crust, an impressive dish that makes a beautifully moist fish
though it looks impressive, it's not at all difficult to make. image: michael marquand, recipe: suzanne lenzer
time: about 45 minutes
6 cups/3 kg sel gris (or coarse sea salt, leonoor)
4 egg whites
1 2-pound/1 kg whole fish, cleaned (sea bass for example, leonoor)
1 lemon, sliced
extra virgin olive oil
preheat the oven to 400°f/200ºc.
coat the bottom of an ovenproof dish large enough to hold the fish with 2 cups/600 g of the salt.
place the fish on the bed of salt and insert 3 to 4 lemon slices inside the cavity of the fish, lay another 3 to 4 slices on top.
in a bowl, combine the remaining salt with the egg whites.
pat the salt-egg mixture allover the fish until completely coated with at least 1/2 inch/ 1,5 cm all over.
bake the fish in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, the crust should just be coloring on the edges.
remove the fish from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
use a paring knife to gently cut around the edge of the salt crust and life the top off.
drizzle with olive oil and more lemon juice if desired.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
in his latest book for thames & hudson, tristan manco showcases 45 artists who are pushing the boundaries of scale to create works of staggering skill and audacity. read more to see a few of our favorites, pick up the book here if you want to see more. motoi yamamoto's large-scale and intricate salt installation, return to sea ( labyrinth), 2010. posted by leonoor and nathalie
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
stylish loft in buenos aires
this stylish loft, designed by world renowned chilean architect mathias klotz, combines sophisticated elegance with comfort and design. it's located in belgrano, one of the residential neighbourhoods in buenos aires with tree lined cobblestone streets and old houses, this modern property is something of an anomaly. photographer nathalie krag and producer tami christiansen represented by taverne agency, made a beautiful story.