The one common bond we all have is that we need to eat and we need to eat foods that are good for us. It helps if the foods are fresh and easy to prepare. With a bit of savvy and curiosity it is pretty easy to turn the most humble ingredient into a small feast for the eyes and mouth.
This is my kitchen on Fifth Avenue North…it is small and I love it. Here is where I cook, experiment, test, invent, make mistakes and conjure up edibles & drinkables for my blog.
I am interested in combining classic Southern ingredients with ingredients from afar to come up with dishes that are comforting, sometimes edgy, that always look appealing and that an experienced or novice cook can tackle.
There is nothing more interesting than the history and lore of food…where foods originated from and how they have “moved” around the globe…how food is similar to fashion in so many ways…and how what we eat is influenced by the weather and politics in our areas.
The sign over my stove is so true, don’t you agree?
foodonfifth.com is my regular food diary, recipe file and way to keep in touch.
I have worked as a food stylist for commercial, editorial, film, television & video for over 25 years. In those years I have come in contact with the wonderfully good, the sometimes bad and the ugly made pretty. I love what I do. I never mind going “to work” as it always reminds me somewhat of playing “pretend” when I was little. It is at times being a magician and turning a sow’s ear into a silk purse!