I’ve been working on a new “of the week” project since the beginning of the year. At the end of last year, I was tired of taking a picture every day, as much as I enjoyed the 365 Project. I didn’t want to commit to the same daily level of things this year, partially because of the impending birth of the baby (codenamed Smallz) and partially because I was just tired of being a servant to the project.
At first, I was thinking that I would try and do a single picture each week, but really work on the technique and quality of each picture. Then I was thinking that I would do that and start a 365 for the first year of Smallz’ life. (I still plan on doing that.) When our January issue of Bon Appetit arrived, it had a recipe for a Bahn Mi sandwich that I really was interested in making. I ended up making it, and taking pictures while doing it. Making these sandwiches gave me the idea to make something new each week, and learn how to cook and take pictures of food better while doing it. Here’s a collection of the recipes I have made so far.
In the first nine weeks, I have learned that it’s not always easy to find something I want to make. I have also learned that I know far less about cooking than I realized. A lot of my inspiration so far has come from Serious Eats and Tasty Kitchen. Both are awesome resources for the home cook.