When I was a young cook, I lived in Italy and basically worked for free. On my days off I would treat myself to a bowl of pasta at a local trattoria. Fast forward 20 years and I can’t help but continue to recreate that bowl of pasta. It’s got bacon, onions, black pepper, Pecorino Romano, and sometimes tomato. It's become my son’s favorite meal, and always brings me back to that time in Italy. This is my last shot for the day—thanks everyone for following along! For more you can always follow me at @nappleman.
This is my idea of “health food". Simple roasted salmon paired with turnips, celery, and bulgur. Packed full of flavor, lots of good fats, and nicely balanced with lemon for tang, raisins for sweetness, and parsley for brightness. I snapped this shot right after I cooked it in the BA Test Kitchen. Head to the link in the bio to grab the recipe. - @nappleman
This is one of my favorite shots from my feed. It’s a shaved vegetable salad with cauliflower, carrot, leek, radish, avocado, blood orange, all dressed in a cumin-honey-lime vinaigrette. Also, got to love that good natural light you get when doing a lunch ‘gram. - @nappleman
Hey guys, @nappleman taking over the BA feed for the day. When I am not cooking at home with my son Oliver, I am overseeing menu development at Chipotle as their director of culinary. I also travel a ton and take inspiration from the road. What we've got here is a go-to breakfast for me, inspired by traveling through Turkey. We’ve got yellow plums, Turkish isot pepper, honey, sesame, amaranth, yogurt, and extra virgin olive oil. It’s an amazing combination of perfectly ripe fruit (you can swap in whatever you have on hand!) with creamy, crunchy, sweet, and spicy deliciousness. Stay tuned as I share some of my favorite healthyish recipes throughout the day, including one I wrote for this month's issue.
We heard you guys like cauliflower, so how about a little shaved cauliflower salad? Oh yeah, there's pomegranate seeds in there too. Grab the recipe at the link in our profile.
Nothing to see here. Just a very attractive plate at @reynardnyc for our final NYC #BAFamilyMeal. You're looking at khao soi pork belly (provided from the meat gods at @fleishers) and, uh, since the dinner was family-style, some fried chicken. Because life is about balance. Want to come to a BA Family Meal in LA? Head to the link in our profile.