March 22, 2013
Here’s a riff on Bon Appetit’s Roast Chicken and Kimchi Smashed Potatoes. We made the original recipe on Oscar night, and we liked the kimchi potatoes so much that we had it again the next weekend. This time, it was with homemade kimchi (courtesy of my friend’s mom) paired with some wildly interesting sausages from Sanagan’s.
The sandwich fixings were: one wild boar with pistachio sausage, three taco pork sausages (they are seasoned with chipotle, cumin, coriander, etc…), two Chinese five spice and maple pork sausages, a couple of Vietnamese baguettes, mustard, mayo, sriracha, and arugula. The potatoes can be put in the sandwich if you want, but we had them as sides.
Canon AE-1 | Fujifilm Pro 800z
Sanagan’s Meat Locker
176 Baldwin Street (Kensington Market) | Website
March 8, 2013
It’s been a while, but I finally got a roll of film developed. I decided to take my chances and push my 800 film by one stop, which, for those wondering, means it was developed at 1200 instead of 800. (Oh man, I hope I got that correct. I think that’s what it means.) The shadows are bit washed out, the grains are very noticeable, but I like the contrast. The highlights on these shots are way overblown, as expected, but I can live with that. I have better results in other interior shots. More to come!
Also, cool story: Leo sat back to back with Sook Yin Lee, that’s her on the bottom left corner.
Canon AE-1 | Fuji Pro 800z, pushed +1
Also, if you’re wondering, I got this film developed and scanned at Toronto Image Works.
307 Augusta Avenue (Kensington Market) | Yelp
January 13, 2012
Well, you definitely cannot say that you are without options for quick eats in downtown Toronto. The Kensington Market and Chinatown area is lined with all manner of cheap (and sometimes cheerful) eateries and food vendors, most of which are quite spare in appearance, but fluorescent lighting notwithstanding, the eclectic economy on offer has a charm all its own. In the very least you know you’re paying for the food and not the decor.
Annd…speaking of decor, I recently walked by the new Grand Electric (from the famed ex-Black Hoofers who made pig’s head tacos a thing), it looked totally swank and it might be enough to drag my lazy butt to Parkdale! La Carnita plans on opening up shop soon and the Banh Mi Boys are serving up some good old korean tacos. So, I guess burgers are out and tacos are in for 2012?
(I’d kill for a churro right now.)
Big Fat Burrito
285 Augusta Ave | Yelp
The Mexi-Can Market
310 College Street | Yelp
October 8, 2011
Hope everyone has a lovely long weekend.
Canon AE-1 | Fuji Superia 400