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EyeSwoon Unplugged | White Beans & Citrus Roasted Fennel

EyeSwoon Unplugged | White Beans & Citrus Roasted Fennel

Ingredients 

2 Fennel 
1-2 Cara Cara or Navel Orange
1 Habanero Chili 
2 Garlic Cloves
2 Shallots
30oz White Beans 
Olive Oil
Kosher Salt
Fresh Black Pepper
Flaky Salt
Fresh Oregano and Thyme Sprigs
 
 
EyeSwoon Unplugged | White Beans & Citrus Roasted Fennel
EyeSwoon Unplugged | White Beans & Citrus Roasted Fennel

Sunday I carved out some time for me to create in the kitchen. Truthfully, even now, with embracing my many hyphens, my more-than-one-thing-ness gets me tripped up and I feel scattered.

My brain… “you haven’t been in the kitchen in weeks…. why are you so engaged in fashion week? you don’t even work in fashion…. yes, you want to support friends. And yes, you love fashion but are you distracting yourself from your real work? Is your ego all wrapped up in the hype?”
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But then, you create a dish like this — in between shows — and it hits you that everything informs your aesthetic. There is a common thread that runs through food, fashion, and design — for me anyway. The Jason Wu look I wore to his show Sunday is freakishly similar to the roasted fennel, white bean, and traviso dish I created and composed just after leaving the show. Everything informs our eyes. Everything! It’s all connected. So, what’s the lesson here? NO MORE JUDGEMENT ATHENA!

EyeSwoon Unplugged | White Beans & Citrus Roasted Fennel
EyeSwoon Unplugged | White Beans & Citrus Roasted Fennel
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