Sunday, June 20, 2010

Simple; seasonal; fast. French-inflected. Explicable in shorthand English. My photographs are made with consumer-grade digital cameras and presented tacked to the wall, or in simple, inexpensive wooden frames. So: no bourgeois ingredients (no foie, no lobster, no caviar). These ingredients arrive dragging a train of historical baggage behind them, just like bronze and transmounting.

(Thinking of Bill Buford's Elisa Sarno: "Her dishes were high in protein and very salty. When making them, she got a slightly distracted look, as if a tune were playing in her head. These moments seemed important and were the only times Elisa relaxed. She didn't smile -- she never got that comfortable -- but you could tell that she was thinking of smiling.")

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