I'd like to personally thank the Puchacz family for allowing me to shoot their entire benefit golf tournament and dinner party. A quick trip to New Hampshire is always a good time for me. Local beers and fresh air resonate a good two days off from work. Check out a few shots from the past weekend!
Oh, and the after party was an absolute blast.
For some reason today, I was thinking about how lucky I have been to see all four of my grandparents' house in a little village called Pontelandolfo right outside of Benevento, Italy. As a descendant of immigrant parents, I consider myself one many few individuals who get to physically experience their roots.
The second time I was able to have my brother and cousin join me on the trip and we all were staying in a little town outside of Benevento called Ponte where our cousins live. What I tend to call an estate, they call it home and the only thing they've ever known. This photo is a view from the small bed and breakfast my uncle is in the process of building on one side of his land.
May 13, 2015
- Melanzane Arrosto , Pomodori, Mozzarella, Basilico
Check out some of the aperitivi from our house on Easter 2015:
- Insalata di Rucola con Funghi di Bosco
- Torta di Riso
- Pizzaquaina con Salsiccia
- Antipasto Misto con Olivi, Formaggio, e Pomodori Secchi
- Mozzarella, Pomodori, e Basilico
- Crostini con Prosciutto, Formaggio, e Marmellata di Fichi
For this upcoming Easter, my mother decided we were going to make our own homemade cavatelli for the pasta course. Now, there is an abundance of cavatelli from both grandmothers... as usual. Usually we'll walk up the street (or down) (because yes we live on the same street as both sets of grandparents) and retrieve two or three Ziploc freezer bags that contain about a pound of cavatelli.
My mom sort of had the 'fuck it' attitude and decided she was going to make her own. By 'her own' I really mean with the help of myself, my brother, my cousin Sambina, and my father. Oh, and then my cousin from New York showed up because she was in town and heard was going on. After about three quarters of a gallon of homemade wine (my fault), we finally finished our own few Ziploc bags of cavatelli as well as a full tray of large tagliatelle for dinner that night.
The pictures posted will not do this day any justice. It was full of laughter, argument, and then I believe there was a selfie stick floating around at one point? Check out the photos below and see our work!
So here we are, the tedious first blog post. Well, I will keep it simple for now; this portion of my site will be dedicated to the various plates I construct for all my meals. I have grown up around a food-oriented home and continue to live these ways as I venture by myself.
Here are some of the latest dishes I have been putting together. I call this my go at iphoneography.