Saturday, August 4, 2012

Now We're Gonna Be Face to Face

Brooklyn is gorgeous, outrageous and colorful. Its like a drunken clown. It's a lot of fun but sometimes you just want to tell it to shut up and hope it passes out early.

It photographs well too. In a half an hour walk we were able to see two street fares and a young kid singing I Wanna Be Your Dog as part of a church block party celebration. Seeing just the good side, you fall right in love.

Ellie Krieger, a chef on Food Network talks a lot about eating first with your eyes, which I always did anyway but she has the talent of tricking your eyes to think you're getting a bounty of fat when in fact, its limited. The trick is to put the goodies front and center on the dish where you can see them in abundance.

Like this open-faced omelet I made the other morning. Turkey bacon and cheddar cheese only on top, but tucked inside zucchini, mushrooms and onions - no cheese, no bacon. To look at it you'd think it was super decadent but that's four servings and less than a 1/4 cup of cheese for the whole thing.

I love what I love about Brooklyn and I think to keep that alive, I need to keep that good side front and center in my mind, try to bury the bad clowns.

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