September 16, 2010 by justgathering
On Sunday, I ate the best egg. Ever.
Though it was pouring rain, my friend Julia and I biked over to Brooklyn’s Farm City Fair to experience some music, art, and (most importantly) food of Brooklyn. The event was held in the Invisible Dog Art Center, an awesome art space in a converted factory building. (They hold all sorts of art classes there, and I think I might have to go back and try a few out!)
Flying wheatgrass people that change as they grow? Yes. Inside, there were tons of food and craft vendors, including an artist who was making french bread and goat cheese ice cream as a geographical-culinary “art project” and a guy who was selling a “garden in a bag,” which was essentially a sprouting kit.
Outside, the street was filled with even more amazing food and a pretty stellar marching band called the Asphalt Orchestra. Thankfully, the rain cleared up for most of the day, and the atmosphere was festive in a particularly autumnal way.
Almost every vendor was giving out samples, and nearly everything I tasted was fantastic. I have to say, though, that my favorite bite to eat came from Wylie Dufresne of wd~50 (and Top Chef) fame. He was serving up a slow-poached egg in a green tomato consume with smashed tomatoes, pickled carrots, and basil.
Simple, yet amazing. Probably the best egg I’ve ever had.
Speaking of eggs, I have plans to make mayonnaise later today… with a twist. If it works out, I’ll be posting pictures and recipe in a bit!
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September 10, 2010 by justgathering
It’s been a busy week around here, but don’t worry. I’m still making time for the things that matter.
I will never sacrifice my morning oatmeal, no matter how early I have to rise to make and eat it. Priorities, people.
This morning’s oats include strawberries, peanut butter, cinnamon (the spice without which I cannot live), and peanut butter. They taste like a PB & J.
There are a ton of Brooklyn happenings on my radar this weekend. On Friday, I’m going to The Brooklyn Indie Party at Greenlight Bookstore. This is one of the bookend events for the Brooklyn Book Festival, which I’m also going to try to hit up as much as possible on Saturday and Sunday. I’m super pumped to see Paul Auster in conversation with John Ashbery. Score.
The other local event on Sunday that has me geeking out is the Farm City Fair, a celebration of Brooklyn agriculture, art, and food.
Oh, and also at the top of my to do list this weekend: baking bread. I’ve got a bread experiment stewing in my brain, so fingers crossed that it’s a hit.
I’ll be back on Sunday with a recap and photos of the weekend and (hopefully) photos of perfectly baked bread. Til then!
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