Radically Mariana

From Mariana Velasquez, on styling for Radically Simple:

The simplest recipes are always the hardest: traditional apple pie or the perfect Pomodoro sauce, they're so basic that finding the right blend of ingredients requires almost scientific precision to hit that sweet spot.

Styling the wonderful Rozanne Gold’s Radically Simple was both not simple and quite radical… essential and gorgeous ingredients came together in every recipe. While a lot of cookbooks are shot in studio, everything in this book was done at a classic Park Slope brownstone - it brought me back to old New York, where food traditions are still alive.

Scroll through for images and recipes: Photos by Big Leo fave Quentin Bacon