Honor & Folly: Food & Wine

Detroit, Michigan
05.23.2012 | by: Meghan

I’m certain he will hate that I’m saying this, but former chef Marcus Nilsson is kind of like the original Todd Selby of the food photography world. He’s been doing that thing for years–where the natural, peripheral mess of things is part of the photograph, part of story. A few months ago, we were lucky enough to welcome him to Detroit for a story in Food & Wine (out this month) about our humble little block of food- and drink-related businesses. The Slows chef, Brian Perrone, whipped up a bunch of BBQ at Honor & Folly and we shared a big meal at the dining table overlooking the old train station across the street. It’s the best seat in the house. We entertained everyone with funny stories about the old days (all of eight years ago) when we had to drill our apartment doors shut behind us, because there were no locks, and there wasn’t a single working streetlight. Marcus and crew also visited Sugar House and Astro downstairs, and the photos he took of Astro are my favorite, especially Jess Hicks’ almond-polenta cake with lemon (photo below; recipe here). Alison Attenborough was the food stylist on the project, and besides being incredibly charming and witty, I appreciate her subtle, natural approach.

Going into it, I was a little worried about how the block would be represented. Food & Wine can be pretty fancy, and there’s a certain rough-hewn quality to Detroit that usually gets exploited or ignored. I thought perhaps they’d try to gloss over or airbrush away, but everything looks exactly as it should (firemen hanging out with little lattes in front of Astro? Not staged.). There’s an honesty to Marcus’ photographs. He sees what we see–that there’s beauty in the contradiction–and he manages to capture the heart behind the efforts. Below, some photos from the shoot–a few from the magazine and others that didn’t make the cut. (Important note: I urge you to thoroughly  cover every square inch of his blog, where he collects all his best travel and food work, ranging from somber chef portraits from Denmark’s famed Geist to a stunning spread of food markets and vendors in Marrakesh.)

Share/Bookmark

11,368 Comments on “Honor & Folly: Food & Wine”

  1. buy vpn with gift card
    vpn business benefits
    vpn free download windows 10

     

  2. You are a very clever person!

     

  3. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.

     

  4. I like what you guys are up too. Such intelligent work and reporting! Keep up the excellent works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my site :).

     

  5. the time to read or pay a visit to the content material or internet sites we’ve linked to below the

     

  6. view website

    […]The data talked about inside the report are several of the most beneficial available […]

     

  7. the canadian drugstore how to get prescription drugs without doctor

     

  8. Unquestionably believe that that you stated. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the web the easiest thing to take note of. I say to you, I definitely get irked even as folks think about concerns that they just don’t realize about. You managed to hit the nail upon the highest and also defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , other folks could take a signal. Will likely be again to get more. Thank you

     

  9. Full Article

    […]below you’ll locate the link to some websites that we think you should visit[…]

     

  10. https://medrxfast.com/# buy anti biotics without prescription

     

  11. F*ckin’ tremendous issues here. I am very glad to see your article. Thanks a lot and i am having a look ahead to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?

     

  12. informative post

    […]Every when inside a when we choose blogs that we read. Listed below would be the most recent sites that we select […]

     

  13. Hello, I enjoy reading through your post. I like to write a little comment to support you.

     

  14. buy prescription drugs from india canadian pharmacy online

     

  15. discover this

    […]check below, are some completely unrelated internet sites to ours, on the other hand, they may be most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

     

  16. Wonderful blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thank you

     

  17. check my source

    […]that is the end of this article. Right here you’ll discover some sites that we think you’ll value, just click the hyperlinks over[…]

     

  18. I simply could not go away your website before suggesting that I extremely enjoyed the standard info an individual supply to your visitors? Is going to be back ceaselessly to inspect new posts

     

Leave a Comment