Bad news, you guys. I broke my camera. Not that it's a huge loss. To be honest it was pretty much a piece of crap and it's a wonder that the pictures on this blog look as good as they do. Here's what happened. I know I haven't posted in QUITE a while and I'm sorry, but my current project is keeping me rather busy. I'm in the middle of working on the fifth season of the double Emmy-winning Bravo series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List and my kitchen time has been drastically reduced. I have made a few dishes and even taken photos of the process and results but my enthusiasm for them dulled soon after the meal was finished and as such I did not post them. This past Friday I was finally back at the stove trying out a version of a fantastic recipe that my friend Marissa had made for me recently, Bucatini Amatricia, and I was totally shooting it, taking lots of pictures of every step. Then just as I was getting ready to plate it and take the moneyshot, I grabbed my camera off the counter but the strap had been closed in a drawer and it slipped out of my hand, crashed onto the floor and slid under the stove. The door that secures the battery had broken off and I was unable to turn it on. I was SOOO bummed. I was SOOO close. My camera was broken and then to top it all off, my version of Marissa's Bucatini wasn't as good as Marissa's.
A few days later whilst looking back at some old pics in iphoto I realized there was a dish I made that I really liked and for some reason never posted. This is one of the rare recipes that I sort of made up. I mean, it's not like I invented it or anything, but it's inspired by several recipes I saw on line as well as this soup I had for lunch one day at a nearby restaurant called Cube (although I liked mine better). So I decided that since I had the pics in the bag and I'd really liked the dish, why not post it. So, until I get a new camera and subsequently made a meal worth posting, I hope this holds you over.INGREDIENTS