St. Francisville, Louisiana

That’s me, eating my lunch, standing in my kitchen just now. I bought the okra an hour ago at the local farmer’s market, and cooked it down in a mix of Ethiopian spices (mostly ginger, cardamom, garlic, and red onion) I bought at Kalustyan’s last time I was in New York (you can mail order from them too). Delicious, for sure. Finished with Murray River sea salt, this beautiful pink-hued stuff some pals brought us back from their trip back to see their family in Australia. Stood there at the sink and ate it all up just now. Bliss.