Spring has finally arrived although it sure doesn’t look like it in Seattle where the grey skies and rain seem to not want to leave us. But I am excited to announce the release of Beyond The Plate – a cookbook compiling recipes from bloggers all around the world. My recipes, gluten-free ricotta gnudi with peas, favas and spring garlic, as well as my classic, pear and hazelnut frangipane tart.
Last week, I spent the day with my friend Tara Sgroi. We started talking about how powerful the sense of smell is in the memory side of the brain. How it can instantly bring us back to a moment in time. She asked me what my strongest memory of smell is and immediately I said “burnt milk!”. So many hours spent next to the stove in a pastry shop where spilled and burnt milk are inevitable.
I’m excited to announce I will be back in Brooklyn this May 20 and 21 for a styling and photography workshop at Sunday Suppers studio. This is a comprehensive and hands-on class where I discuss my entire process from sourcing ingredients to final editing of work, as well as a discussion about developing emotion and story in my body of work. You will get to watch me style a scene from raw ingredients to a final recipe with all the details in between, as well as my post processing method. There will be discussions about social media, personal style development and business inner workings.
Each day in the studio you’ll enjoy two Sunday Suppers meals (Breakfast + Lunch), highlighting the season’s best ingredients.
For details and registration visit the Sunday Suppers website.
This summer, I will be returning to my homeland and teaching a food styling and photography workshop in the French Basque Country, only a short drive away from where I grew up. I taught here last year and it was a really incredible experience to be in my surroundings with people from all over the world.
I have received so many kind emails about “A Cook’s Remedy”. Thank you all for taking the time to write. As I said earlier, this is a passion story project and one that time-permitting, I want to keep telling. We are already working on episode 3, which will be based around the theme of roots, melancholy and the future.