Friday August 9, 2013

WARREN CONNECTICUT – I had busy day work-wise in Connecticut. Client confidentiality and my natural reticence preclude any discussion of what I’m doing, but I can say that there seems to be a lot of it. I had time for a couple of snapshots with my Fuji X100s. Before I leave the house or apartment I always pick up a camera take a test exposure or two to make sure that there is a memory card and that the battery is charged, and that the camera’s setting aren’t off somewhere in outer space. I delete most of these in editing, but occasionally a test shot is the best image for the day. Here you go with our dining room in Warren. Later in the evening we had dinner with our friends Barbara and Charlie Robinson. Charlie is a painter and for some reason he’s used the top of a wood burning stove in their kitchen as a palette.

Dining Room
Dining Room
Paint
Paint

Taken with my iPhone at a point when I was concerned that I might not have another picture for the day.

Backup imange

On this day one year ago: La Pizza Fresca, my favorite pizza joint in New York. It’s actually not a joint: ingredients are first rate and they make Neapolitan-stile thin crust pizza (the only style that I tolerate) in a wood fired oven. The wine list is remarkable. Here’s a picture of the key actor in the Pizza Fresca drama:

Pizza Fresca
Pizza Fresca

Sunday June 10, 2012

WARREN CONNECTICUT – A big day on the inner foodie front. I’ve mastered pizza on the Big Green Egg. Thin crust, crisp, scorched on the bottom but not burned. Like Naples. Italy. It’s been a process getting here. We blew out the OEM felt gasket on the Green Egg two weeks ago trying to make Pizza with Patrizia Chen. Last weekend we tried it without a gasket but found that the leakage interfered with maintaining very low temperatures for smoking. So this weekend I installed a serious furnace gasket designed for very high temperature use. I little bit of research online suggested that the pizza stone should be elevated about two inches so I put it on a large flat plan. Here’s the result taken with my Leica M9 and 24mm Summilux lens. With some more practice handling the dough I might even be able to manage a round pizza – this one seems to be shaped like South America.

Pizza
Pizza

On this day last year: Bill Jackson.

Bill Jackson
Bill Jackson