Street Art

IMG_0987Probably the most off topic thing I do on a regular basis on this here blog is post street art that I see on my travails about town.  British Street Artist and provocateur Banksy’s did a one month residency here and I tried to get to see as much of his work as I  could, only to be disappointed by how quickly they were destroyed….IMG_0810Apparently a lot of people seem to resent him or his fame or something else I’m just not getting, as lot of other work goes up and is left untouched for months….admittedly I’m old-fashioned and think it would be cool to be able to have Banksy’s art in its pristine form all around town…something tells me that makes me very uncool…here is the one piece I got to before it was quickly disassembled (took about a week)IMG_0683And here are some of my favorites, from other artists from the last couple of months:IMG_0741 IMG_1202 IMG_0956

IMG_1011This above piece was the second piece by this artist I had seen the first one was a series of beautiful blue and white porcelain bowls also in frames, it had been vandalized and I tool a picture then discarded it – have to say even partially destroyed it was so beautiful it made me want to own it…IMG_1012IMG_0709 

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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