Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Urban Farm Fresh Caprese Salad / Design Sponge

Photo © Valery Rizzo

Last month I worked on a story with Kristina Gill for the In The Kitchen With Series on Design Sponge. As you know I am all about eating locally and from the land so to have us all thinking about warmer days ahead we thought a sunny Caprese salad was in order. Be sure to check out the recipe as well as a bit more about why I like this recipe. Happy Spring!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year's Cheese and The Park Slope Food Coop

All Photos © Valery Rizzo / Park Slope Food Coop

One of my latest projects has been working on the new Photo Team at the Park Slope Food Coop, which is part of a larger Web Team, focused on designing the coop's new website. While shopping for things to bring to a New Year's Eve dinner party with friends I was in awe at the selection of great cheese the coop offers. I will always cherish the sense of community that the coop retains for Park Slope as well as the opportunity to eat healthy and organically at an affordable price. This is just a small selection of my favorite photos taken so far while working on the Team. Happy New Year!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Brooklyn Grange / Yes! Magazine


Really happy about the publication of my photographs of Brooklyn Grange for the current issue of Yes! Magazine (Issue 72, Winter 2015). Cover image, content page (24) and double page spread, representing New York. You can find an copy at any Hudson News or subscribe to this great magazine full of powerful ideas.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Heritage Wines for Edible Brooklyn

All Photos © Valery Rizzo

A while ago I photographed the lovely wine shop Heritage Wines in Fort Greene, for Edible Brooklyn. Shop managers Giancarlo Luiggi and Karl Wurst dazzled customers with their wealth of knowledge of winemaking and the regions the shop specializes in. Above are some more of the shots from the day.To read the Edible story and to learn more about Brooklyn's best wine shops click here.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Raaka Virgin Chocolate / Red Hook

All images © Valery Rizzo

A quick look at some some work I am doing for Raaka Chocolate at their new factory in Red Hook. They have lots of new and exciting things happening there. More photography to come but to find out more visit http://www.raakachocolate.com/

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Veggiepalooza

All images © Valery Rizzo

Veggiepalooza farm dinner at the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm inside The Brooklyn Navy Yard. The farm's vegetables prepared by five chefs, from five Brooklyn restaurants, Northeast Kingdom, Martha, Vspot, Scratchbread and Pickle Shack

Visit Brooklyn Grange to find out about other farm dinners, workshops and other events.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

August

All images © Valery Rizzo


Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, Brooklyn, New York.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Time in My Garden

All images © Valery Rizzo

I have been feeling a bit under the weather lately from an inner ear condition and so I have been spending a lot of time when I can in my garden. I started this garden series all shot on my iPhone 5s, these are some of my favorites. Follow me and the series on instagram @valrizzo.