Are East Beach Blonde or Naked Cowboys on Your Valentine's Day Oyster List?

Imagine Valentine's Day without oysters (or chocolate)?

Why not have fun with them while you're at it?

East coast near New York counts a few colorful bivalves.

Whether it's the voluptuous East Beach Blondes from Rhode Island...


Or the bad boy Naked Cowboys from Long Island Sound...

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Peeling the Layers, Portraits of Onions by Bahar Borna Faraz

Feb 10
The secret life of onions... Iranian visual artist Bahar Borna Faraz, currently living and working in Stockholm, Sweden is peeling the layers with his portraits of onions. It reminded me of listening to Jane Hornby talking about onion cutting do's and don'ts. I first noticed Bahar's work on L' Oeil de la Photographie... (* Portraits of Onions photos reproduced with permission of the author, all rights reserved)
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Fashion Week Recipe, Crispy Pig Tails by Chef Josh (not John) Galliano, The Libertine, St Louis

Feb 12
An angel delivered these Crispy Pig Tails in my inbox just in time for Fashion Week. It is part of Chef Josh (not John) Galliano current collection (menu) at The Libertine, a neighborhood eatery, in St Louis (Missouri). Crispy Pig Tails serves 4-6 people as an appetizer Pig Tails 5 lbs pig tails, preferably 'docked' 5 tsp baking soda 2 tsp kosher salt 1. Over a mixing bowl, rub only the skin sides of the...