Tuesday, July 7

Cooking with an Accent

Several years ago, I was lucky enough to work with immigration lawyer, Mira Mdivani, on a cookbook. Mira asked her clients to contribute a recipe and invited us over to her house to cook and photograph each dish. The result is collection of recipes from all over the world with everyone's personal immigration stories, many of which turned out to be stories of love and family, not the trials and tribulations of the immigration process. Food is always about love, isn't it?

Beth and I had never worked on a project of this scope before. I art directed and designed the cookbook, Beth shot all the photography and we worked together styling all the food. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone involved. We were all so proud to share our favorite dishes. A bonus about working on a cookbook? You get to taste everything!

The following photos are some of my favorites from the book.
Mira's Summer Salad » recipe by Mira Mdivani
This is the perfect time of year for this salad
and like Mira likes to say, serve it with
"some good bread."

Calamari Salad » recipe by Marwan Chebaro

Shrimp Kebabs with Pineapple Fried Rice
» recipe by Simran and Michael Nutter

Beef & Guinness Stew » recipe by George Vial
Not only does he provide recipes and cook
yummy food, George also came up with
the title of the cookbook!

Brigadeiros » recipe by Monica Mingucci

Fondant au Chocolat » recipe by Laurent and Kathy Denis
Laurent and Kathy publish

If you'd like to purchase a copy of the Cooking with an Accent: An Immigration Lawyer's Cookbook, click here. And if you need a top-notch immigration attorney who ends up being your friend and family, call Mira. You can contact her here.

All photography by Elizabeth Cook.

1 comment:

BethAnn said...

Thanks Linh! I feel so cool! Love you too.