I would say the first seeds of this video project were planted 15 years ago during my first summer in Brooklyn. I had a mile walk from the subway to my apartment and I looked forward to it every evening. I walked a long stretch under the canopy of trees, on streets lined with brownstones. In the purple-gold hue of the late sunset, from the sidewalk, I could see people in their kitchens, busy with dinner preparations.
And it was always so interesting. Slices of life. A mom with a phone clutched between her shoulder and ear, talking while darting from one end of the kitchen to the other; a man with a sharpening steel prepping his knife for some serious chopping; a woman getting a box from the freezer; a couple talking and drinking wine while sharing dinner right in the kitchen.
I had just moved to this big city and these scenes, accompanied by my own internal narratives, somehow helped make the anonymous city more personal.
Kitchens are personal.
“Winter fashion” may be an oxymoron but this “healthy treat” is not! Head on over to Pittsburgh Magazine to get the skinny on spring cleaning (not with a broom – with The Clean Plate Cleanse) and FREE tickets to the Farm to Table Conference on March 22 and 23. I am speaking on Saturday March 23 at 1:00 PM — hope to see you there! Hurry, the contest ends tomorrow!