NEW YORK NEW YORK – We entertained some old friends at dinner in our kitchen today. I spent a good part of the day distracted, planning the menu, shopping and cooking. My image for the day is an iPhone shot captured at dinner.
Day 2456 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – We had 12 people for dinner tonight. The event was “auto-catered” – that is I cooked. In organizing this we forgot to count ourselves, which means there were actually 14. Our dining room table seats 12 so it was more than a little tight. I cooked racks of lamb sous vide and a medley of Spring vegetables and a fennel, feta and pomegranate salad. All of this meant this was a long, busy day with little time to concentrate on the visual. Just ok-minus imagery today.
Day 1,698 of a picture every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – We had ten for dinner tonight. I catered it myself. The trick in this number is to minimize last-minute preparation, for example by planning on side dishes that are served at room temperature, spring veggies with a bagna cauda sauce (substituting finely chopped chorizo for the anchovies), green pea puree and a warm potato salad. The entree, a butterflied leg of lamb marinated in yogurt, was an easy last minute roast, so the only last minute cooking activity was carving the lamb. Here we are at the table taken with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summillux lens.
NEW YOKR NEW YORK – A good day with my camera. We had dinner with Patrizia Chen and some friends of hers. I’m getting even better results from my Leica now that I have glasses that correct my astigmatism. Before Patrizia’s dnner I stopped at Ladurée, an outpost on Madison Avenue of the French cathedral of macaroons. All images taken with my Leica Monochrom and 35mm Summilux lens.
On this day last year: Ceiling. I was struggling here.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Further exploitation of a long weekend: a Sunday night dinner party with friends in Connecticut. I cooked pulled pork and ribs all day in my Green Egg. Just OK results but people loved it since they don’t have fixed expectations. Taken by candlelight with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Noctilux lens.