04/18/14 10:45am

Saleya’s Shakshuka is Ready for its Closeup


Saleya’s shakshuka is amazingly photogenic.


“Pretty sure that shakshuka always photographs like it’s already been digested,” I wrote on Facebook a while back. The less than appetizing observation came after reviewing some unflattering photos I took of the shakshuka at Grill House, my local Israeli spot. Many of my friends, food photographers and chefs among them, all agreed with my observation about the egg, tomato, and pepper concoction.

Longtime C+M reader Regina Connors however disagreed and sent along this photo of an absolutely stunning shakshuka from Saleya in Tribeca as proof. I’ve never thought about eating shakshuka in Tribeca, but I now know where to got when the craving hits and I’m downtown. For the record the shakshuka at Grill House is delicious, just not very pretty.

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