I've been in New York for the last couple of weeks to work on the second Arthur Street Kitchen Cookbook with Luisa and Hetty. Remember this? It feels like an absolute lifetime ago that I wrote that gushy post and to think we got to do it again - IN NEW YORK - is a dream come true, and I mean that in the cheesiest of ways. Here's what these two weeks looked like, in just four photos.
One. This was a little behind the scenes moment that captures Luisa's uniform of cute dresses and boots, the kind of silly fun we had every day and our collective new appreciation for the moody autumn light.
Two. Even though this is a book of salad recipes, it also includes a chapter of desserts which I've been pruh-tee excited about. The best part is that the desserts are contributed by Hetty's friends so we went around New York to meet some really cool people and eat (I mean shoot) their desserts. The dessert above was made by an amazing couple of cooks - Leetal and Ron of NY Shuk. They also made us a huge feast of vegetarian Israeli dishes which was so special to share with them at their home.
Three. My favourite moment was on our second last day when it started snowing! It was at an orchard upstate we had driven to to pick apples and pumpkins, eat doughnuts and drink warm apple cider. Like that wasn't already magical enough, right? My second favourite moment was a tie between having coffee next to Keri Russel in a local café and the time we came across an ice cream shop with the most incredible salted burnt caramel flavour and a rooftop deck overlooking downtown Brooklyn.
Four. Oh the pumpkins everywhere! I love how Americans put pumpkins on their stoops for Halloween. Not even carved ones, just a collection of squashes and gourds of all shapes and colours. I've already put one in my windowsill as an ode to this. I was also fascinated by the pumpkin spice EVERY DAMN THING but somehow never got around to eating pumpkin pie during the trip. Regrets.