A Mostly Latin Lunch by The Selby

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Here's a nice 7 minute culinary diversion for you...
Filmed in the distinctive style of Todd Selby, a pioneer in interior design photography and portraits of creative/famous folk; this themed lunch is hosted by NYC chef Ignacio Mattos and his family including Paco, his baby son with blazing eyes (see for yourself). Other guests are David Tanis (cookbook author) and chefs Fernando Aciar and Pam Yung. It makes for a very professional outfit whipping up just a "casual" lunch. Looks bloomin' amazing if you ask me...

The menu included Piexe com Banana (seabass stew with fried bananas), farofa (an intriguing side dish with cashews, aromats and Yuca flour), salad of onions, radish and avocado and Farofa Doce (dessert of lime sherbet, coconut mousse and grilled pineapple). These were accompanied by starfruit caipirinhas (love that word) - a Brazilian classic! Anyway, the whole shebang looks peachy perfect for a summer's day. Too bad it's about -5 'round these parts at the moment.

It is a Selby tradition to have his subjects draw or hand write their answers to interview questions but on this occasion we're made privy to the recipes. HaHA!

Looks like food fun-times ahead! I love the hand painted elements to the clip, the watercolours give this film a vibrancy that suits it to a 'T'. I look forward to Selby's second book release in October, Edible Selby which is dedicated to the shoots he's done at restaurants/kitchens like with chef Inaki Aizpitarte of Le Chateaubriand in Paris (no. 15 in the World's 50 Best Restaurants) and providores Mast Brothers Chocolate in Brooklyn.

The Edible Selby began as a foodie spin-off but now caters to the old school book lovers (of which I am one). The cover features Eric Werner chef-owner of Hartwood in Tulum, Mexico. Image poached from Hype Beast
Thanks for reading! M.



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