On this column we strive to always share recipes that are simple and seasonal. Based on the Instagram pictures I’ve been seeing of the icy Hudson River, and emails from home, however, I thought I would give our friends suffering from the cold weather something to look forward to when the sun finally comes. Photographer Valery Rizzo is sharing with us this week her very simple recipe for a caprese salad. The beauty of the salad lies in its simplicity. Seek the freshest ingredients to maximize the flavors of the salad, which marry perfectly. If you’re in the southern hemisphere, you can try it out now with your finest local ingredients. -Kristina
About Valery: Valery Rizzo is a Brooklyn-based portrait, food and lifestyle photographer with a passion for telling stories. Her work appears in print, web and exhibition across the globe, as well as in the Brooklyn Navy Yard Archives. Clients include Bon Appétit, Edible Brooklyn, Kinfolk, Organic Gardening, Télérama, Interior Design, New York Magazine and many more. In addition to her commercial work, Valery is also working on a number of personal contemporary photography projects, one of which is a series for a book focused on the rapidly changing borough of Brooklyn, where she was born. She lives in Park Slope and can often be found photographing urban farming, chefs, restaurants, and makers. Find her on Instagram, Twitter, her website and her blog, Eating Brooklyn.
See how to make Valery’s salad after the jump!