Greetings, Chestnuts! There’s nothing like wine-poached pears and spinach and swiss cheese pie to celebrate December. Taste the flavors of the season with seasonal fruits, vegetables and appetizers that are perfect for winter.
Food Photography: Blanching Bok Choy by Brandon Maya
December Seasonal Fruits: clementines, dates, grapefruit, white grapefruit, lemons, canary melons, blood orange, kiwi, navel orange, passion fruit, red currants, sweet orange, tangerines, temple orange, angelos, tangerines, tomatoes
December Seasonal Vegetables: anise, beetroot, Bok Choy, broccoli ,baby broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, chestnuts, red cabbage, carrots, white cauliflower, cauliflower (Broccoflower) , celery, celeriac, cilantro, dill, beet greens, collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, kale, kolrabi, leeks, lemons, butter boston lettuce, endive, escarole, iceberg, romaine, Spring mix, canary melons, Napa cabbage, green onions, swede, temple orange, parsley, parsnips, radicchio , radishes , rapini, spinach, spouts, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard , tomatoes, turnip
December Appetizer Recipes
- Radishes with Salty Seaweed Butter
- Pears Wrapped In Prosciutto
- Psychedelic Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad
- Pinot Grigio-Cooked Shrimp in Endive Leaves
Season’s Eats Rewind
Greeting, Grapefruits! Rice can be (yawn) boring but adding pomegranate creates an edible thrill, perfect for stir fry, or whatever you’re craving. Pomegranate seeds add a sweet and tangy crunch to rice and a beautiful slap of color. Plus it’s crazy easy.
4 cups of Steamed Jasmine Rice
1 Pomegranate, seeds
Lightly mix pomegranate seeds with steamed rice and enjoy!
Ginger Tip: Add peeled, fresh ginger cubes to rice water for fragrant rice. Remove ginger for serving.
Hey, Crabcakes! Thank you for joining me at Photo Slam 2012, the American Idol of Photography. It was sold-out and fantastic! Our food photos made history as the 1st food-themed collection in the existence of Photo Slam. One audience quote was “it takes a person who truly loves food to appreciate the beauty of these photos”. For those who couldn’t make it, we saved you a taste of the edible entries. Click on a photo and comment with your vote from 1 (being the lowest) to 10 (being the highest). See you next year!
Special thanks to Muhammad Chughtai, my partner in this food project and a brilliant photographer!
There’s nothing like glazed carrots, buttered artichokes and warm fig tarts to celebrate the fall harvest. Enjoy the flavors of November with fruits and vegetables that are best in Fall!
Image: Cranberry Beans. Photography by Brandon Maya
November Seasonal Fruits: apples, blood orange, cantaloupe, casaba melons, celeriac and celery root, Crenshaw melons, clementines, cranberries, dates, figs, grapefruit, white grapefruit, lemons, kiwi, navel orange, passion fruit, pears, persimmons, red currants, sweet orange, tangerines, temple orange, angelos, tangerines, tomatoes, watermelons
November Seasonal Vegetables: artichokes, beetroot, beet greens, Bok Choy, broccoli , baby broccoli, Brussels sprouts, butter boston lettuce, cabbage, chestnuts, red cabbage, carrots, white cauliflower, cauliflower (Broccoflower) , cilantro, cranberry beans, collard greens, corn, dill, edamame, endive, escarole, frisee, eggplant, iceberg, garlic, green onions, green beans, horseradish, Jerusalem artichoke/ sunchoke, kale, kolrabi, leeks, lemons, mustard greens, romaine, Spring mix lettuce, canary melons, Napa cabbage, swede, temple orange, parsley, parsnips, pumpkin, radicchio , radishes , rapini, rutabaga, spinach, spouts, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard , squash – acron, butternut, hubbard, kabocha, spaghetti, turban – tomatoes, turnip, turnip greens, watrecress
November Appetizer Recipes
Greetings, Fried Shrimp Photogs! Do you dream of a restaurant/ lounge where floor-to-ceiling windows inhale sunlight, waiters give you herbal tea and not the heave-ho, couches cradle locals with laptops? Well, this restaurant/ lounge that serves handcrafted pizza, grilled steak salad and delicious nachos is getting SLAMMED! Read ON…
Welcome to Photo SLAM, Folks! The American Idol of Photography. People eat. Photos Shine. Judges Vote. Audiences Cheer! Thanks to Muhammad Chughtai, and our cozy Paris kitchen we will be in it, Dresses and Appetizer Friends. Food Photography from the Dresses and Appetizer’s darkroom will compete to win and all are welcome. See you there! Here are the deets:
Event: Annual Photoworks DC Photo Slam
Date and Time: Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 8:00PM – 10:00PM
Location: Bus Boys and Poets — 14th and V St., NW, Washington, DC
Donation: Suggested $15
Every restaurant has ONE Tasty dish that deliciously haunts your dreams long after you savor it. Some restaurants have the perfect tuna crudo, best chicken and waffles, most tender lobster with butta, or grilled cheeseburger, and if you think of that comforting meal long enough you can almost taste the deliciousness. For Boqueria Restaurant, the ONE Tasty Order to devour is the grilled and tender lamb skewers with salsa verde. Eat. Enjoy. And Comment Your Opinion….
How did you get your grilled and tender lamb skewers to be more deliciously addictive than a mid-rare Read more…
The DC to Paree (Paris) Series is a collection of artsy recipes from a DC girl (me) and her food adventures in France. DC to Paree opens a window into a sunny, fruit-filled French kitchen. With a table full of wine, delicate herb and lentil entrees along side tender crab and crêpe appetizers, this recipe album is inspired by the diverse café culture and open-air food markets of Paris.
Steak Tartare is the French equivalent of salsa. This classic dish is served in every French cafe with salted potato chips for scooping. The red wine vinegar salad adds a compliment to the richness of the steak. So sit back, don’t cook, and savor every bite with friends!
Food Photography: Steak Tartare and Red Wine Salad by Muhammad Chughtai
Serves 2 appetizers
Steak Tartare Ingredients
½ Pound organic Rump steak, small dice
3 tsp. Capers, small dice
4 Cornichons, small dice
1/2 Shallot, small dice Read more…