Chef Edward Lee's story and his food could only happen in America. Raised in Brooklyn by a family of Korean immigrants, he eventually settled down in his adopted hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where he owns the acclaimed restaurant 610 Magnolia. A multiple James Beard Award nominee for his unique patchwork cuisine, Edward creates recipes--filled with pickling, fermenting, frying, curing, and smoking--that reflect the overlapping flavors and techniques that led this Korean-American boy to feel right at home in the South. Dishes like Chicken-Fried Pork Steak with Ramen Crust and Buttermilk Pepper Gravy; Collards and Kimchi; Braised Beef Kalbi with Soft Grits and Scallions; and Miso-Smothered Chicken all share a place on his table. Born with the storytelling gene of a true Southerner, Lee fills his debut cookbook with tales of the restaurant world, New York City, Kentucky, and his time competing on Top Chef, plus more than 130 exceptional recipes for food with Korean roots and Southern soul.
It all began at Liberty of London in the 1920s, with a pig made from scraps of pigskin left over from the manufacture of fine luggage. In the 1950s, the Omersa workshop in Lincolnshire, England took over the manufacture, adding many new animals. Sold at exclusive stores around the world (In Britain, Liberty's; in North America, Abercrombie & Fitch; in Scandinavia, Svenskt Tenn), these leather animals could be used as footstools, pillows, children's playthings, or just as charismatic decorative objects. As they have aged, many have taken on beautiful patinas. In this celebrated and widely collected menagerie of leather creatures, one of the most desirable species is the rhinoceros. This guy has a superb patina, and is unbelievably characterful. Hand stitched leather with wool interior. 20" high x 42" wide x 12" depth
German born Los Angeles based artist Roger Herman is known for this series of Japanese influenced erotic ceramic vases based on positions of the Kama Sutra. This piece is dated 2001. 5.5" high x 9" diameter.
Come down this weekend May 17th and 18th to the Artists & Fleas market. They put on the Williamsburg and Chelsea Flea Markets. Admission is free and there will be food trucks and a beer tent. 11am-6pm.