Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cooking with Whole Grains / Chickpea Vegan Quarterly

All images © Valery Rizzo, cover photo Cara Livermore.

The Beautiful Spring Issue of Chickpea Magazine is out! Chickpea's Editor, Designer and Photographer Cara Livermore is such a talent and was a pleasure to work with.

Included in the issue is a collaboration I worked on with NYC Chef, Camille Becerra on a story about cooking whole grains. The shoot was also styled using gorgeous handmade ceramics from brooklyn makers CLAM LAB and Helen Levi, with all the grains sourced locally from the Park Slope Coop. I also included in this post some of my other favorite shots from the shoot.

Written by Chef Camille Becerra
Photographs by Valery Rizzo

Food Styling Camille Becerra
Prop Styling Valery Rizzo

Ceramics by CLAM LAB and Helen Levi

Pick up or order a copy for these and other amazing recipes included in the Spring Issue. Visit the Chickpea Magazine website for information about Digital Issues, Print Issues, Subscriptions or Stockists around the country where you can purchase a copy.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

In and Around Brooklyn / Winter iPhone

All images © Valery Rizzo

1. The best thing to do on a grey snowy day, stay in and read.
2. Steamed chicken with peas and fresh mint.
4. Christmas trees from Vermont at the Park Slope Food Coop.
5. Four & Twenty Blackbirds Salted Honey Pie, Gowanus, Brooklyn.
6. Making apple pie with Chef Camille Becerra at New Amsterdam Market.
7. Black walnuts from Vermont found at New Amsterdam Market.
8. Making chocolate chip biscotti with brown sugar and semi-sweet chips.
9. The original Mike's Sharpening since 1941.
10. Italian cheesecake made with Ricotta from Savarese.
11. Chinese Lunar New Year aftermath, Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
12. Lion Dance Troupe, Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
13. Silly string wars, Chinese New Year, Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
14. More silly string fun.
15. Chinatown, Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
16. Street merchants, Chinatown, Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
17. Silly string and firecrackers.
18. Raw honey, speck and brie.
19. Brooklyn band, Sunset Victim playing at The Fifth Estate, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
20. Shooting Brooklyn Slate Co. for Pure Green Magazine.
21. Gorgeous flower seeds for my garden this year from the Hudson Valley Seed Library, found at the Park Slope Food Coop