Last Saturday I was lucky enough to interview Geoff Tarulli, who produced not one but three family recipes, as well as a wealth of stories about tradition in his family – and interesting discussions about ritual, gender roles, sibling rivalry, and changing tastes. These pictures can only give you a taste, but this is an episode to look forward to!!
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Happy Easter Everyone!
Could not resist this tiny kolack I found in a local Russian bakery – which reminded me of the lovely one that Marina Amin made for this project last year from her family’s recipe (pictured top left)! – as well as this pint of golden raisins for just $3 – perfect for Kolacz or Babka. The other photos are some beautiful spring flowers and Easter keepsakes, just to get into the spirit.
If you’d like to hear the story of Marina’s kolack and the journey it has had through her family, watch here: http://vimeo.com/37568872 Password: #tmpb
Last night we had the amazing fortune, courtesy of Sam Herec, to experience an unforgettable meal in the care of the incomparable Chef Joe Letteri. Over seven incredible courses, Chef Letteri proudly told us stories about his dishes inspired by family recipes, including the handmade prosciutto (topped with an asiago cheese cracker and pictured above) from his family’s butcher shop in the North End, a 56-year endeavor. It was hands down the best prosciutto I have ever had. The tiramisu, the last course, was made by his mother from a family recipe. I regret to say that it was consumed too quickly to be photographed. Hoping to hear more from this amazing chef – and we hope that you will check out his website: http://simplicitychef.com/