Monthly Archives: July 2012

Chamomile-Melon Soup

If summer was a soup it would taste like…

Gooseberries, red plums, kiwi, edible flowers, and balls of watermelon and cantaloupe – topped with lychee sorbet and garnished with gold leaves. Finished with chilled chamomile-melon soup… poured table side.

Spoon cheers go to Michelle from SS Park.

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Fiesta Virgen del Carmen

A brief history lesson to honor the Peruvian roots of SUSHISAMBA!

Fiesta Virgen del Carmen is a 4-day festival that takes places in Paucartambo, Peru. July 16 is the central day when the Virgin Carmen (shown above) is paraded around the town, blessing all spectators and keeping demons away. This is all represented through cool dances and brightly colored costumes.

Photo props to: http://www.apus-peru.com/trip-planning/virgen_of_carmen.htm

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samba in ‘the city’

 

We’re here in London!! – counting down to the opening later this month. Mere forced me to post this photo (Koji took it). As you can see, SS London has some awesome views of The City – and the Gherkin building, our neighbor. We’re here in London – counting down to the opening later this month. Hope to post some shots of the kitchen later this week… Stay tuned.

 

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It All Comes Down to the Ingredients

I’m a big believer of using high quality ingredients, and can always count on great results when I am confident with what I put in to a dish. Whenever I can, I shop at the farmers market – Union Square in NYC has a great one. This time of year is my favorite to explore all that the farmers markets has to offer and try different ingredients, especially when I can be in the sun!

If you’re a first-timer to the farmers market, here are a few helpful tips from the Union Square Farmers Market website.

The Union Square Farmers Market

(photo thanks to: daleschierholt.blogspot.com)

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