Chicken Salad for NY Times

As the mid summer heat wears on, I find it difficult to crave anything that isn’t cold, light, and refreshing. So naturally when I was given the opportunity to shoot Julia Moskin’s recipe I was ecstatic to add another dish to my summer cooking repertoire. Southern cooking has revealed another hidden gem that I was proud to photograph: The best chicken salad.

I’ll be the first to admit that mayonnaise at midday in the summer isn’t usually my first choice, which is why this revamped classic is so appealing. A unique method for poaching the chicken adds texture and moisture back into the meat, while the sour cream (or homemade crème fraîche) lightens the load that traditional mayonnaise-based chicken salads will bring to the table. What is so great about this recipe – besides its versatility – is the easy preparation, as the core cooking competencies required include cutting veggies and boiling water. The contrast between crisp bits of celery, nuts, and melt-in-your-mouth chicken is reminiscent of your grandmother’s cooking, except that you made it all by yourself. She would be so impressed!

This recipe brings life to a classic yet simple fan favorite, and offers a cool and refreshing break from the hot summer sun. Make your grandmother proud and try out the recipe for yourself.

 

Go here for the recipe and here to read the full article!


Grilled Recipes for the NY Times

I am so excited to have the grill out again. Everything tastes better on the grill and Sam Sifton's grilling guide has all the fundamentals and techniques to help you master the grill this year. I photographed these glazed grilled carrotsgrilled arctic char with horseradish crema and grilled broccoli with apricot puttanesca for their big story, Grill Like the Chefs: Throw Everything Onto the Fire. All are great options for your picnics this summer. I especially loved those carrots- they had a slight Asian vibe and sweetness from the soy sauce and brown sugar. It is perfect!


Fajitas for the New York Times

Last month I photographed this great story on fajitas, salsa fresca and salsa verde for the New York Times. We did 3 different kinds, beef, chicken and shrimp. I have an infinite craving for all foods Mexican so I could not get enough of these dishes, in particular, that salsa verde. But really, you can't go wrong with any of these!

Click here for the full story and links to all 5 recipes: Give Fajiats, a Tex-Mex Classic, the Treatment They Deserve

Click here for the full story and links to all 5 recipes: Give Fajiats, a Tex-Mex Classic, the Treatment They Deserve


Katie Couric for New Beauty

Last fall I had the wonderful opportunity to work with New Beauty again. This time we were shooting Katie Couric's bathroom for the Beauty Access piece in the current issue (Spring 2016), now out on newsstands. I had a blast working with Katie's make up artist to style and photograph her bathroom and beauty regime and I'm super happy with how the feature came out!

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