The Manhattan Project: in brief, the codename given to the project that would ultimately produce the first atomic bomb. Not to be confused with:
The Manhattan [food] Project: originally launched in 2009 upon our move to New York City from New Haven, it was intended to be a log of our cooking projects as well as the experience of discovering what it was like to shop in such a huge, diverse city. Since then, we’ve moved a few more times, including back to Connecticut (Stamford that time around) before landing in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. After more than ten years of living a fairly nomadic life we went and bought an apartment in an old Catholic school, which is still a rather new and sometimes unsettling sensation for both of us.
Here’s a little bit about us, awkwardly written in the third person:
Michael, , (we now share cooking duties fairly equally), claims that the kitchen is the center of his power. He’s a PhD with mad knife skills and an affinity towards red cabbage slaw, Pacific cod, and a well-brined pork chop. He doesn’t write as much here these days as he used to, but you’ll see those knife skills on display in the occasional IG story.
Elizabeth, the grocery store geek, is always on the hunt for the next big culinary project and/or something delicious to make, and can often be found parsing through her cookbook collection on weekend mornings to figure out what they’ll make that weekend while they watch reruns of Top Chef.
The below photo was taken nearly ten years ago in October 2008 when we were in Acqui Terme, Italy for our honeymoon. It remains fairly accurate as to our dynamic to this day, only I now have a better camera and Michael is more apt to take his own photos as well.
It goes without saying, but we’re saying it anyway: when it comes to our content we’re more than thrilled to share–but please attribute with a link back to us.
You may have seen us (or even found us!) through the lovely folks at Serious Eats when they have featured our photography in the Weekend Cook & Tell roundup:
- Your Bread
- Edible Giftables (second photo)
- You Say Tomato
- Party Spreads
- Salad Days (second photo)
- Put an Egg On It! (second photo)
We’ve also made some appearances in other blogs and websites as well as on local television in New Haven under our old blog name (which we’ve since merged into this one):
Connecticut Style appearances:
- Roasted Red Pepper Soup
- Pacific Cod Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw
- Vegetarian Croque Monsieurs with Arugula Salad
- Shrimp with Mango Mojo
- Pizza Margherita