'Michael Harlan Turkell' on Serious Eats

Banh Mizza

On Saturday I happened to catch photographer Michael Harlan Turkell tweet about a banh mi pizza he had made: "bahn mi pizza a hit, as well as rosa tribute, but using saucisson sec basque as pepperoni, the tops " Unfortunately MHT was so in the moment that he didn't document the banh mi pizza he was tweeting about. No worries, he reprised it on Sunday night. He emails this pizza above, saying: This pie had cilantro pistou, ground pork (done with Thai chiles and lemongrass, actually), pickled carrots and daikons, and sriracha mayo.It's part of a post-Thanksgiving tradition, Saturday... More

Michael Harlan Turkell: From Aspiring Chef to Acclaimed Culinary Photographer

When you are at a restaurant and your order of spaghetti and meatballs is delivered, you typically have only one thought: to eat it. How often do you consider the hands that shaped those meatballs or the spoon that stirred that flavorful red sauce? Did you notice the owner sitting at the corner table with a thick mustache and cheeks as rosy as his grandmother's red sauce? Food is so much more than, well, food. It is people, places, and stories. This depth and these intricacies are precisely what Michael Harlan Turkell captures in his photography. More

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