A Thought For Food http://www.athoughtforfood.net where ideas are brought to simmer Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:39:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Chocolate “Forgotten Cookies” http://www.athoughtforfood.net/chocolate-forgotten-cookies/ http://www.athoughtforfood.net/chocolate-forgotten-cookies/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:01:33 +0000 Brian @ A Thought For Food http://www.athoughtforfood.net/?p=13844 This blog has become such a part of my life that when I don’t post, it feels like something is missing. I knew that with the move, any projects, both personal and professional, would have to be put on hold. Through it all, though, my mind hasn’t stopped churning out ideas for recipes. Moving into [...]

This post Chocolate “Forgotten Cookies” appeared first on A Thought For Food.

]]>

Chocolate "Forgotten Cookies" (chocolate meringue cookies) via A Thought for Food

This blog has become such a part of my life that when I don’t post, it feels like something is missing. I knew that with the move, any projects, both personal and professional, would have to be put on hold. Through it all, though, my mind hasn’t stopped churning out ideas for recipes.

Moving into our house, I’m inspired to get back to the roots of why I started this site. There are recipes from my childhood I’ve been wanting to share, but, for whatever reason, put them aside for other creations. These “Forgotten Cookies” are so simple, both in the ingredients and in its preparation, that I wonder why I don’t make them more often. Oh, right… now I remember. Because I’d be eating them all day. Now, comparatively, this is a pretty healthy dessert. Egg white, sugar, a bit of vanilla extract and, for my version here, a little cocoa powder.

My mom would make these for us as children… in fact, it was one of the first things I learned how to bake. Usually, she’d keep them plain (no cocoa) or add mini chocolate chips. I’ve modified the recipe slightly. What’s fun about these is that once you throw them in the oven, you just turn off the heat and leave them in there. You can leave the house to run errands or make them before heading to bed.

Chocolate "Forgotten Cookies" (chocolate meringue cookies)  via A Thought for Food

Chocolate "Forgotten Cookies" (chocolate meringue cookies)  via A Thought for Food

Chocolate "Forgotten Cookies" (chocolate meringue cookies)  via A Thought for Food

Chocolate "Forgotten Cookies" (chocolate meringue cookies)  via A Thought for Food

This post Chocolate “Forgotten Cookies” appeared first on A Thought For Food.

]]>
http://www.athoughtforfood.net/chocolate-forgotten-cookies/feed/ 11
The Future of Junk Food http://www.athoughtforfood.net/future-junk-food/ http://www.athoughtforfood.net/future-junk-food/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:01:07 +0000 Brian @ A Thought For Food http://www.athoughtforfood.net/?p=13763 A few weeks ago I was asked by KitchenSurfing to photograph a pop up dinner they helped organize with local chefs Samuel Monsour and Mark O’Leary. The idea behind the dinner was to have them present their take on junk food: Fritos with duck, Brussels sprouts, and blue cheese. Handi-snack with foie gras, pear and [...]

This post The Future of Junk Food appeared first on A Thought For Food.

]]>

The Future of Junk Food (photos by Brian Samuels)

The Future of Junk Food (photos by Brian Samuels)

A few weeks ago I was asked by KitchenSurfing to photograph a pop up dinner they helped organize with local chefs Samuel Monsour and Mark O’Leary. The idea behind the dinner was to have them present their take on junk food: Fritos with duck, Brussels sprouts, and blue cheese. Handi-snack with foie gras, pear and Campari. A Snickers bar stuffed with chicken liver, viet caramel, and peanuts. And a Filet-O-Fish with crab, uni, and squid ink buns. There were six dishes total, each paired with wine, beer, and cocktails.

There will be more of these “The Future of Junk Food” events throughout the year, so if you’re in the area, I highly recommend checking out one of these memorable dinners.

The Future of Junk Food (photos by Brian Samuels)

The Future of Junk Food (photos by Brian Samuels)

"Fritos" at The Future of Junk Food (photos by Brian Samuels)The Future of Junk Food (photos by Brian Samuels)The Future of Junk Food (photos by Brian Samuels)"Snickers" at The Future of Junk Food (photos by Brian Samuels)

The Future of Junk Food (photos by Brian Samuels)

The Future of Junk Food (photos by Brian Samuels)

"Handi-Snack" at The Future of Junk Food (photos by Brian Samuels)

The Future of Junk Food (photos by Brian Samuels)The Future of Junk Food (photos by Brian Samuels)"Filet-O-Fish" at The Future of Junk Food (photos by Brian Samuels)

The Future of Junk Food (photos by Brian Samuels)

This post The Future of Junk Food appeared first on A Thought For Food.

]]>
http://www.athoughtforfood.net/future-junk-food/feed/ 11
Spicy Squid and Mango Salad http://www.athoughtforfood.net/spicy-squid-and-mango-salad/ http://www.athoughtforfood.net/spicy-squid-and-mango-salad/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:01:01 +0000 Brian @ A Thought For Food http://www.athoughtforfood.net/?p=13276 We closed on our house last week!!! (I think that deserved more than a single exclamation point) After we did the walk through and signed a gazillion documents, Eric and I went back and had a quiet moment together. There was Prosecco consumed out on the front porch. We got to meet a few of [...]

This post Spicy Squid and Mango Salad appeared first on A Thought For Food.

]]>

Spicy Squid and Mango Salad
Spicy Mango and Squid Salad

Spicy Mango and Squid Salad

We closed on our house last week!!! (I think that deserved more than a single exclamation point) After we did the walk through and signed a gazillion documents, Eric and I went back and had a quiet moment together. There was Prosecco consumed out on the front porch. We got to meet a few of our neighbors, all of whom greeted us warmly. Now we begin the process of moving. We immediately started moving fragile items and the massive amounts of photography props just to make room for more boxes.  Next week, the movers come which, along with hiring a painter, was one of the smartest things we could have done in this whole process. Those cookbooks are heavy!

Despite having no furniture in our house, we managed to throw our first dinner party on Sunday. Ok, so we took in Thai food and ate on the kitchen floor, but it was still a lot of fun. And we drank some delicious wine (thanks to Eric’s brother and sister-in-law). My heart melted a little when our niece came up to me and asked me if this was our new home. Seriously, precious.

This weekend will be spent in NJ hanging with my mom as she turns the big 6-0 (sorry, Mom, I had to share!). For months, she kept telling me that it was crazy to come down in the middle of the move. But celebrating this milestone… well, there’s no way we are missing this.

Spicy Mango and Squid Salad

This post Spicy Squid and Mango Salad appeared first on A Thought For Food.

]]>
http://www.athoughtforfood.net/spicy-squid-and-mango-salad/feed/ 18
Silent Sunday: Farm and Fable (Boston, MA) http://www.athoughtforfood.net/silent-sunday-farm-and-fable-boston-ma/ http://www.athoughtforfood.net/silent-sunday-farm-and-fable-boston-ma/#comments Sun, 30 Mar 2014 04:01:54 +0000 Brian @ A Thought For Food http://www.athoughtforfood.net/?p=12749 Farm and Fable 251 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 6170-451-1110 http://farmandfable.com/  

This post Silent Sunday: Farm and Fable (Boston, MA) appeared first on A Thought For Food.

]]>

Farm and Fable
251 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA
6170-451-1110
http://farmandfable.com/

 

This post Silent Sunday: Farm and Fable (Boston, MA) appeared first on A Thought For Food.

]]>
http://www.athoughtforfood.net/silent-sunday-farm-and-fable-boston-ma/feed/ 5
Lemon Verbena Whiskey Sour http://www.athoughtforfood.net/lemon-verbena-whiskey-sour/ http://www.athoughtforfood.net/lemon-verbena-whiskey-sour/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:01:49 +0000 Brian @ A Thought For Food http://www.athoughtforfood.net/?p=13712 Life is beauty through and through Life is sunny, life is cool Life is even easy too But if my word is to be true Life is something to behold But if the truth is to be told Let us not leave out any part Do not fear, it’s safe to say it here You [...]

This post Lemon Verbena Whiskey Sour appeared first on A Thought For Food.

]]>

Lemon Verbena Whiskey Sour from A Thought For Food

Lemon Verbena Whiskey Sour from A Thought For Food

Lemon Verbena Whiskey Sour from A Thought For Food

Lemon Verbena Whiskey Sour from A Thought For Food

Lemon Verbena Whiskey Sour from A Thought For Food

Lemon Verbena Whiskey Sour from A Thought For Food

Lemon Verbena Whiskey Sour from A Thought For Food

Life is beauty through and through
Life is sunny, life is cool
Life is even easy too
But if my word is to be true
Life is something to behold
But if the truth is to be told
Let us not leave out any part
Do not fear, it’s safe to say it here
You will not be called a weakling nor a fraud
For feeling the pain of the whole wide world
You want to help but can’t help the feeling you cannot
And it’s killing you while you’re just trying to smile from your heart
So go on, say it, on the same knees you’re praying
Yes, life is hard

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Lemon Verbena Whiskey Sour from A Thought For Food

This post Lemon Verbena Whiskey Sour appeared first on A Thought For Food.

]]>
http://www.athoughtforfood.net/lemon-verbena-whiskey-sour/feed/ 4
Profile: Bronwyn (Somerville, MA) http://www.athoughtforfood.net/bronwyn-restaurant-photography/ http://www.athoughtforfood.net/bronwyn-restaurant-photography/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:42:30 +0000 Brian @ A Thought For Food http://www.athoughtforfood.net/?p=13656 Last week, I was asked to photograph Bronwyn, a Somerville restaurant that opened last year, for Tasting Table.  Tim Wiechmann’s other restaurant, TW Food, is one of my favorites, so this was on my list of places to check out. The food looked wonderful and I was impressed by their extensive beer selection (I’m going [...]

This post Profile: Bronwyn (Somerville, MA) appeared first on A Thought For Food.

]]>

Bronwyn (Somerville, MA) | A Thought For Food

Last week, I was asked to photograph Bronwyn, a Somerville restaurant that opened last year, for Tasting Table.  Tim Wiechmann’s other restaurant, TW Food, is one of my favorites, so this was on my list of places to check out. The food looked wonderful and I was impressed by their extensive beer selection (I’m going to have to get the name of the beer I photographed because it was fantastic, and, while I like beer, I’m usually not one to go crazy over it).  Here are some of the dishes that are featured: a parsnip soup, their (enormous) pretzel, spatzle, and bratwurst. The decor is really fun as well and it was a lot of fun using their rustic tables as a backdrop.

Pictured in the post: Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann

Bronwyn (Somerville, MA) | A Thought For Food

Bronwyn (Somerville, MA) | A Thought For Food

Bronwyn (Somerville, MA) | A Thought For Food

Bronwyn (Somerville, MA) | A Thought For Food

Bronwyn (Somerville, MA) | A Thought For Food

Bronwyn (Somerville, MA) | A Thought For Food

Bronwyn (Somerville, MA) | A Thought For Food

Bronwyn (Somerville, MA) | A Thought For Food

Bronwyn (Somerville, MA) | A Thought For Food

Bronwyn (Somerville, MA) | A Thought For Food

Bronwyn (Somerville, MA) | A Thought For Food

Bronwyn (Somerville, MA) | A Thought For Food

This post Profile: Bronwyn (Somerville, MA) appeared first on A Thought For Food.

]]>
http://www.athoughtforfood.net/bronwyn-restaurant-photography/feed/ 5
Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow (Cambridge, MA) http://www.athoughtforfood.net/alden-harlow-restaurant-photography/ http://www.athoughtforfood.net/alden-harlow-restaurant-photography/#comments Sun, 16 Mar 2014 04:01:39 +0000 Brian @ A Thought For Food http://www.athoughtforfood.net/?p=13564 Alden and Harlow 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 864-2100 www.aldenharlow.com

This post Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow (Cambridge, MA) appeared first on A Thought For Food.

]]>

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For Food

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For Food

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For Food

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For Food

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For Food

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For Food

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For Food

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For Food

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For Food

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For Food

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For Food

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For Food

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For Food

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For Food

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For Food

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For Food

Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For FoodSilent Sunday: Alden and Harlow | A Thought For FoodAlden and Harlow
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 864-2100
www.aldenharlow.com

This post Silent Sunday: Alden and Harlow (Cambridge, MA) appeared first on A Thought For Food.

]]>
http://www.athoughtforfood.net/alden-harlow-restaurant-photography/feed/ 5
Omelet with Chèvre and Fines Herbs http://www.athoughtforfood.net/omelet-with-chevre-and-fines-herbs/ http://www.athoughtforfood.net/omelet-with-chevre-and-fines-herbs/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 04:01:48 +0000 Brian @ A Thought For Food http://www.athoughtforfood.net/?p=13278 Such a mixture of emotions. Hopeful, but anxious, too. Most of all, I’m thankful.  That I have Eric, who finds little ways to comfort me. His hugs make everything better. Or that kiss when he senses I’ve had a stressful day. And Maki. Who cuddles with me and gives me licks when I need them the [...]

This post Omelet with Chèvre and Fines Herbs appeared first on A Thought For Food.

]]>

Omelet with Chèvre and Fines Herbs | A Thought For Food

Omelet with Chèvre and Fines Herbs | A Thought For Food

Omelet with Chèvre and Fines Herbs | A Thought For FoodOmelet with Chèvre and Fines Herbs | A Thought For FoodOmelet with Chèvre and Fines Herbs | A Thought For Food

Omelet with Chèvre and Fines Herbs | A Thought For Food

Such a mixture of emotions. Hopeful, but anxious, too. Most of all, I’m thankful.  That I have Eric, who finds little ways to comfort me. His hugs make everything better. Or that kiss when he senses I’ve had a stressful day. And Maki. Who cuddles with me and gives me licks when I need them the most.  I’m thankful to be surrounded by friends and family that are so caring. It brings me so much joy to watch my nieces and nephew grow into such loving children. There’s a lot to be thankful for and it’s these times when I’m feeling overwhelmed that I need to remember all the wonderful things in my life.

Omelet with Chèvre and Fines Herbs | A Thought For Food

Omelet with Chèvre and Fines Herbs | A Thought For Food

This post Omelet with Chèvre and Fines Herbs appeared first on A Thought For Food.

]]>
http://www.athoughtforfood.net/omelet-with-chevre-and-fines-herbs/feed/ 14