Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell of Brooklyn Supper eat better food than most professional cooks we know—and they never, ever, skip dessert.
The pair—self-described Nina Planck converts—started their blog two years ago after deciding to start eating only local and in-season food. They have since given up all processed foods and we're guessing, from the looks of their recipes, that they have never looked back. Elizabeth, a painter and teacher, and Brian, who works in media sales, split blogging duties. While Brian—who once worked at a Kenny Rogers Roasters—handles the meat (like these dignified "fancy joes"), Elizabeth takes the photographs and covers vegetables and sweets.
She appears to be a master at both, concocting desserts, preserves and salads in unexpected and alluring combinations that smartly combine sweet and savory flavors—sour plum and ginger jam; panna cotta with lime, ricotta and thyme; and purslane salad with cherries and peaches. She also bakes more traditional desserts, like lattice top peach pie, homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream, sour cherry and cornmeal upside down cake, that even in their seeming simplicity have us quite excited.
And whichever half of the couple is responsible with this gorgeous Bloody Mary with the man-eating celery leaves as garnish, we'd like to personally thank for injecting a little weekend into our Tuesday afternoon.