There were so many great stuff last week at the farmers market that I sort of randomly grabbed a bunch of stuff. I bought some fingerling potatoes, tiny sweet peppers, 1 bunch of shiso leaves, 1 bunch of Thai basil, purple long beans, a box of shallots, and a garlic. While on the way home, riding the train, I was thinking what I should do with all the things I bought. Maybe a vegetarian version of the 3 cup chicken with the Thai basil? Or maybe a pasta with the sweet peppers and shiso leaves.
Then I went online and posted the stuff I got and see if anyone had any new/fresh ideas. Then a friend suggested potato salad. I thought…YEAH! I had a bottle of Kewpie mayo, mayo is a must in potato salad for me.
I decided to keep things simple by just slicing and roughly chopping everything. To make it more simpler, I kept all the ingredients raw and just have the heat from the cooked potatoes sort of bring all the ingredients together.
I rarely make anything delicious but this was so darn good. I ate a whole pound of potatoes in one day. Then this past weekend, I made it again but this time I measured things out.
So here it is….
Current occupation: Social Media Manager for Zagat
What made you decide to get your first tattoo?
I had been wanting wings on my back for at least five years – for flying, not for anything about being an angel which sometimes people say – so when I graduated college and was about to move to New York, it kind of felt like now or never.
What is photography to you? Does it change depending on the format you’re using?
I try to shoot with film constantly and every time I get my pictures back from the photo store, they feel so much more precious than my digital snaps. I love the graininess of it, the unexpected purple hue, the sense that I photographed something well without the help of a computer telling me that I’m not exposing properly.
I didn’t realize this but photography has become the thing I go to when I need a moment of quietness. When I’m feeling just a little bit too suffocated by people…work….life, I instinctively grab my camera and go for long walks.
And analog forces me to focus on a photo and let me just phase out my worries.
All images photographed on Kodak Portra 400 with a Hasselblad