Lollo Rosso Lettuce
You may have noticed that I quietly put The Seasonal Food Guide on hiatus after last September’s guide. As much as I loved doing it, there just wasn’t enough time left to dedicate to the research, photography, recipe development and writing each month. In spite of the fact that it’s kind of a bummer to let go, it’s actually a good thing: I don’t have the time to do it because I have started to get a lot more freelance work. I would love to see the Seasonal Food Guide revived, in some capacity, someday. I’ve missed it – I love researching produce and I love photographing it. In fact, photographing those fruits and vegetables was probably my favorite part. I’ve lately started to approach produce again with that same eye towards quiet, portrait-esque still life, and nothing makes me happier. This Sunday and Monday, while shooting a bunch of gorgeous produce for my latest Etsy post, it occurred to me that I could formalize this practice and really dive deeply into the colors and textures of fruits and vegetables.
So here we are. A twice-monthly feature dedicated to color, rooted in the fruits and vegetables of the season, but wide open to interpretation based on what’s inspiring me.
And here’s what I made for Etsy, A Red Salad for Valentine’s Day, inspired by Ottolenghi’s Plenty: