Sunday, September 25, 2011

Distance Learning

I was scheduled to Skype with Carrie Patterson's class this week at Saint Mary's College of Maryland (in Saint Mary's, Maryland). They're talkin' with a real live illustrator. Technical glitches kept us apart, but we're looking to hook up this week instead. I love the 21st Century!

Chicken Soup

Remember last week's "Pollo Piccolo?" It's a happy memory. This week he turned into stock, and then into soup. With fennel, carrots, onion, basil, rosemary, and a whole host of assorted herbs and vegetables, it's hard to go wrong.

So far the rental apartment is a lot like high-end camping, but absolutely making the best of it. Ciao!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Uno Pollo Piccolo

Today was market day- Mercato Centrale in Florence, to be exact. I don't speak Italian, but did want a small chicken. "Uno pollo piccolo." Here he is, in all his glory. Goin' into the roaster this weekend. With everything in ÂșC, wish me luck! (I will use toothpicks and shoelaces to truss him up.)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Late Night Kebab

Sometimes you're just hungry for a foreign version of Blimpie (or Subway). This seems to be it, in Florence. The kebab stand. It's not gonna be in Frommer's, but it surely was good. I have no idea what the meat was, but it tasted great. Thank god for dubious standards!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

From Firenze!

Ok, so I've temporarily relocated to Florence, Italy, to teach for a semester. I have no scanner, so I'm trying to figure out how to post my work. Here is a first attempt. Sketchbook page. It is about the beauty of having access to such great balsamic vinegar, as well as truffle infused salt. Mangia!