Thursday, August 26, 2010

Greek baked eggplant & green beans


Eggplant, green beans, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and olive oil = perfection. From a cafe in Olympia, Greece.

Gemista (stuffed tomatoes)


Gemista - baked tomatoes stuffed with rice and herbs, plus roasted potatoes and a healthy portion of olive oil. From a cafe in Olympia, Greece.

Monday, August 23, 2010

mercimek corbasi (turkish lentil soup)


Mercimek Çorbası, the ubiquitous turkish red lentil soup, silky smooth and perfect for bread-dipping. From a soup shop in Kuşadası.

Friday, August 20, 2010

marinara & friarielli pizzas



Marinara pizza and friarielli pizza (with broccoli rabe grown on the volcanic slopes of Mt. Vesuvius), from Pizzeria Castel Nuovo in Naples, birthplace of pizza. Both absolutely amazing... dough crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, with a sauce so perfect you don't want toppings.

Monday, August 16, 2010

seared tofu with yuca cake & strawberry


Seared marinated tofu with braised kale, sauteed fresh strawberries, crimini mushrooms and a crispy yucca cake in a strawberry vinaigrette, from A Bistro in Brooklyn.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Seared maple-glazed seitan sandwich


Seared maple-glazed seitan sandwich with eggplant chutney and miso spread, from Calico Cafe in Toronto. In background, grilled veggie sandwich.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

kim chi six ways


Six kinds of complimentary kim chi from Sunrise House in Toronto (clockwise from left): bean sprouts, potatoes & carrots, seaweed, glass noodles, cucumber, cabbage.