Gol Gappa from Babu Ji. This Indian street snack consists of a hollow lentil shell filled with a soupy sauce called imli pani. Pop the whole golf-ball sized snack into your mouth, and it explodes on your tongue to release a mouthful of tangy, tamarind sauce.
A rare selfie in a year of images. I spend so much time behind the camera that I can be uncomfortable in front of it, but this year in images has been as much about personal exploration as it has been about the world around me.
December 12: Trying a new recipe from Cooks Country (Feb/Mar 2016): French White Bean Stew aka “lazy man’s cassoulet.”
Browned chicken thighs and bratwurst.
Simmering in a stew of chicken stock, cannelloni beans, garlic, onion, and white wine.
The final product, topped with toasted bread and parsley.
Snowy Holy Cross Cemetery in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
A winter sunrise over Flatbush.
Small town holidays in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Tom and Jerry’s at the Domino in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Not only is this one of the most-used holiday recipes in my family, but seeng my mom’s handwriting and name makes it extra special this year.
Dinner with Dad: Kimchi roasted chicken with potatoes and arugula.
Detroit Airport’s tunnel to the Emerald City.