[Editor's Note: Bed-Stuy-based photographer Clay Williams (aka UltraClay), has a thing for documenting the work that goes into making food. Be it restaurant chefs, home cooks, butchers, bakers or brewers, Clay dedicates his work to capturing and celebrating their work. This is the first of Clay's 'Food/Work' columns for NonaBrooklyn. He'll be back every few weeks with more.]
by Clay Williams
Upon arriving arrived in New York several years ago, blogger Emily Cavalier has been enamored with the city’s huge variety of ethnic cuisines. Through her website, Mouth of the Border, she’s taken her readers on tours of the city’s many diverse neighborhoods and culinary enclaves seeking out the the best and most interesting foods they have to offer. This year, Cavalier broke the fourth wall and began inviting readers to a late-night supper club of her own - Midnight Brunch.
She recently hosted her third Midnight Brunch, this time in Williamsburg, for 30 eager eaters. The theme for Midnight Brunch #3? A culinary trip along the historic Spice Route, featuring dishes from Iran, Morocco, the West Indies and Sicily with cocktails to match. I visited Emily’s Clinton Hill home the night before the meal as she prepared a few of the dishes for the big night.
Want to try Emily’s Jamacian Curry at home? Here’s the recipe.
Clay Williams is a Brooklyn-based photographer and blogger known online as UltraClay. He has covered food and events for Bon Appetit, Edible Manhattan and Midtown Lunch.