Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Little Spring Inspiration from Annodia

If you've had a chance to peek the new arrivals in the shop lately you've probably noticed an incredibly awesome selection of books...while I'd love to take credit for the great curating job the masterminds behind it are the two lovely girls of Annodia, Meriah & Nancy...and today they are dropping in to share some of their spring inspiration - thanks ladies!

Over here at Annodia we are getting very excited about Spring!  I think Spring is the most exciting season of all because you get to start thinking about all the wonderful ways to spend time outside!  

We are currently planning an outdoor party at our Brooklyn studio on the Gowanus canal. For our inspiration we looked to the wonderful descriptions of Gabrielle Hamilton's parents parties in her delicious memoir, Blood, Bones, and Butter. They were voluptuous affairs, with loads of wonderful food, and plenty of perfectly crafted atmosphere.  The yearly bbq was a simple party for hundreds with spring lambs roasted in a pit, plenty of delicious salads made by Hamilton's French mother, and beer chilled in the creek running through their yard.  Yum.  
Though our party won't have a fire pit dug in the ground, we will definitely be making some recipes from Hamilton's sister, Melissa's incredible quarterly cookbook, Canal House.  Together with her cooking partner, Christopher Hirsheimer, these ladies gather some spectacular and approachable recipes that are accompanied by beautiful photographs. And they are written with the same spirit and love of making and entertaining that the Hamilton's must have inherited from their parents. 

Here are some inspiration images that we are pulling to help get us in the mood!

Happy Spring!

Meriah and Nancy at Annodia, Brooklyn



  1. okay, i've seen that book before (here??), but really haven't looked closely. now, i want it. need it.

  2. Beautiful-the name of your blog and store is soooo fitting :)

  3. hi there!! I just had so much fun catching up on your blog... so many totally perfect things! what is your one must have for spring in your shop... say if you were going to be in Cabo and Hawaii??

  4. How great are those pictures and spring is finally all around. I should say that it took me few years to realise that actually spring is my favourite season not the summer. Happy spring to everyone. Greets check in report london

  5. Wonderful pictures to inspire summer dining adventures...and the book sounds divine! I'm a sucker for chefs' memoirs, probably because my husband has been a sous chef for many of the years that I've known him, and I've spent a lot of time hanging around kitchens!


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