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I live in a new apartment that makes me crazy with joy. The park is close, the walls are blue, my roommate walks around naked, and so do I. Yesterday, some boy came over to have dinner. It’s fall and this is my version of my favorite Italian pasta. 

Pasta con le Sarde: garlic, onion, tomatoes, sardines, salt, chili flakes, (dry) white vermouth, lemon, long pasta, toasted bread crumbs. A single fried egg.

Slice the tomatoes in half. Core them. Line them on a baking sheet and broil them for 10 - 15 minutes, until the skins blacken and are easily. removed. Pour a tablespoon of sardine juice into a skillet. Let it warm. Add the garlic and onion and cook it down… for … a … long… time. Add salt and chili flakes. Let them “bloom.” (Become fragrant.) Add the tomatoes, chopping them up with your spatula. Let them cook down… down… down. Add lemon (to taste.) Add two tablespoons of vermouth. (One for your, one for me.) Add the sardines, roughly chopping them with the spatula. Let it cook down… down… down. Boil the pasta to just-al-dente. Add them, with a splash of the pasta water, into the sauce. Stir everything. Sprinkle with toasted bread crumbs. 

Top with a fried egg. Fry it in butter. 


It’s Fall. 

That concludes my coverage of the MoMa PS1 Salad potluck with Trinh Huynh. I’m sure I’ll make more salads, unprompted. Maybe.

Get ready for a mobile photo dump this week! 

MoMA PS1 Salad Garden Potluck with Salad For President

Behold! My meaty salad pile! Starting at the top and going clockwise:

  • SCRATCH Bread Buckwheat sourdough
  • Adobo beef with basil flowers, purple Thai basil, pea shoots
  • Garlicky buckwheat croutons with pamesan, new lettuces, kale, squash blossoms
  • Meguez sausage, mint, marigolds

Photos by Trinh Huynh

MoMA PS1 Salad Garden Potluck with Salad For President

I double checked the “To” field on the email to make sure it was really addressed to me. 

A salad potluck on the rooftop of PS1, using mystery ingredients from a garden? SIGN ME UP. I was a little overzealous with the ingredients I brought, tubs and tubs of random things. I didn’t have a plan, but I was hoping for some kind of….salad pile. 

Look at everything I was able to implement! All bets were off! I ended up using kale, new lettuces, marigolds, pea shoots, basil, basil flowers, mint and chard. 

Photos lovingly taken by Trinh Huynh

New blog, sort of!

I’ve revamped this Tumblr with the Half-Way theme so photos are up front as much as possible. I’m also going to publish longer essays and thoughts on the Randwich.es blog with slideshows of photos that I haven’t posted here. I’ll keep posting recipes and daily ridiculousness on Tumblr for sure.

Follow my Instagram for kitchen antics as they happen, too.

BTW, if you are in the Brooklyn area please stop by our photography reception tonight!

Slow roasting... You must be hungry. I'm still hungry, dude....!