VOLT ink: Recipes. Stories. Brothers. The day before Michael and Bryan Voltaggio's collaborative new cookbook VOLT ink. hit the shelves this week we talked over a delicious lunch at chef George Mendes's Aldea. Sharing a meal with the Voltaggio brothers is a lens into their worlds and their bonds—to each other, their families and the people they work with. The heavily-tattooed, good-looking and highly-acclaimed chef brothers have achieved great professional success by their early thirties—having conquered Top Chef's 6th season (Bryan came in second, Michael first), and opening eponymous restaurants (Bryan's VOLT in their native Frederick, VA and Michael's just-opened MVink and ink.sack in Los Angeles). Their new cookbook is cleverly constructed around families—the one they share, their respective professional families in the kitchens of their restaurants, and the food they cook with, which is presented in an unusual arrangement of 20 family groups (from avian to goosefoot to nightshade).
30 Min. Clean Thai Turkey Zucchini Meatballs Today is not a story day. Today is super awesome meatballs day! I got my new dishwasher that can even make Thai meatballs.:) In all seriousness, we have a deal: I make the meatballs and he does the dirty job. And he knows his job really well. Food Styling 101 - an article from Food52 Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. Since we're fine-tuning our recipe writing this week, we thought it'd be nice to talk about food styling, too. The kitchen is wrought with sensory experiences: smell, sound, taste and touch are integral to how we interact with food. But, as they say (and we agree), “You eat first with your eyes.”
Explore interesting content around Flickr Interestingness! Besides being a five syllable word suitable for tongue twisters, it is also an amazing new Flickr Feature. There are lots of elements that make something 'interesting' (or not) on Flickr. Where the clickthroughs are coming from; who comments on it and when; who marks it as a favorite; its tags and many more things which are constantly changing. Interestingness changes over time, as more and more fantastic content and stories are added to Flickr.
Gimme S’more. Sep22 Nothing says fall, bonfires, and gooey deliciousness like a s’more. Nothing. But the thing is, s’mores don’t have to be reserved for special outdoorsy occasions. If you get creative enough you can squeeze them into your daily food pyramid just about anywhere. Favorite Recipes from 2011 Can you believe 2011 is almost over? Where did the year go? 2011 was a pretty great year, especially for this little blog of mine.
mini whiskey oatmeal cream pies. mini whiskey oatmeal cream pies. You know those little snack cakes and individually-wrapped treats that every kid had in their brown-bagged lunch growing up? I wasn’t that kid. Color + Design Blog by COLOURlovers Pixlr Express is making a COLOURlovers Expansion Pack! This is going to be a such a fun and unique contest open for all talent-types utilizing our very own familiar tools. If you're crazy impatient and want to skip further reading, go here to submit designs right away! A Pixlr Expansion Pack is used in photo overlays, borders or stickers in their impressive and fun photo editing apps.