While Scott Suchman takes pictures that will be put in Cathal Armstong‘s upcoming book from Ten Speed Press, I hover around the perimeter, pressing napkins, snatching toasted buttered brioche on the sly, running paces between the kitchen and the set, moving food from plate to plate to plate, marveling at Chef Armstrong‘s immense skill and talent. I also managed to scarf the lion’s share of a teetering tower of spiced beef and butter sandwiches.
Occasionally I take a snapshot of the sidelines, especially when something looks as pretty as this leftover toast and jam.
In July the two men – three actually because Eammon Armstrong, that lucky boy, is accompanying them – will be in Ireland, seeing, eating and recording food and the makings of food. We shall see what they collect when the book appears in print. Bound to be beautiful.