Cooking with Nathalie for Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles
My friend Dana helped me that morning to get the kitchen “camera ready”- the prepped food in pretty bowls and vegetable vignettes. Nathalie and I were to have food and ourselves camera ready at 11am. The photographer and writer would show up at 10 am to set up for the 11 am shoot.
Well, our set up became the shoot. The photographer just started snapping away as we started cooking. And as we cooked, Nathalie and I started a playful banter about our philosophy of cooking and eating.
Joking and jesting were as much a part of the morning as were the finished dishes. Nathalie would turn a pot up to caramelize the onions and I’d turn it down because I thought she was burning them. Then she’d turn it back up. We obviously had different definitions of caramelizing!