Adam C. Banks

Mar 03

Mmmmmmm BBQ- Brisket, one rib, beans & collard greens (not as good as mine of course ;) ) from @lambertsbbq. Really good. #lunch #bbq #austin #texas #lonestar #meat

Mmmmmmm BBQ- Brisket, one rib, beans & collard greens (not as good as mine of course ;) ) from @lambertsbbq. Really good. #lunch #bbq #austin #texas #lonestar #meat

Starting off with the deviled eggs- Smoked paprika & caviar from @lambertsbbq. #austin #bbq #lunch #texas #lonestar

Starting off with the deviled eggs- Smoked paprika & caviar from @lambertsbbq. #austin #bbq #lunch #texas #lonestar

Good morning Austin. It was a real pain in the butt getting here yesterday, though nice to have finally arrived.  #austin #texas #lonestar

Good morning Austin. It was a real pain in the butt getting here yesterday, though nice to have finally arrived. #austin #texas #lonestar

Feb 28

Meatloaf does’t make for the prettiest dish but it tastes great if made right.  It’s one of those polarizing foods like cilantro or uni. Many people have bad memories of a dry, bland meat lump from childhood or cafeterias. I encourage you to revisit this classic American dish. #meatloaf #lunch #nyc #comfortfood

Meatloaf does’t make for the prettiest dish but it tastes great if made right. It’s one of those polarizing foods like cilantro or uni. Many people have bad memories of a dry, bland meat lump from childhood or cafeterias. I encourage you to revisit this classic American dish. #meatloaf #lunch #nyc #comfortfood

Feb 27

Astoria’s emissions glide gracefully through the night. My walk home cold yet satisfying. #astoria #nyc #winter

Astoria’s emissions glide gracefully through the night. My walk home cold yet satisfying. #astoria #nyc #winter

So, someone requested chicken skewers & pineapple salsa today; I gave them this: Grilled chicken marinated in a purée of charred scallions, ginger, garlic, all spice, clove, soy sauce, roasted jalepeño & serrano chilis, oil and a few other ingredients I can’t remember. The pineapple for the ‘salsa’ was grilled & tossed w/ cucumber, radish, lime juice & scallions. A little sautéed garlic spinach for good luck. #lunch #nyc #chicken

So, someone requested chicken skewers & pineapple salsa today; I gave them this: Grilled chicken marinated in a purée of charred scallions, ginger, garlic, all spice, clove, soy sauce, roasted jalepeño & serrano chilis, oil and a few other ingredients I can’t remember. The pineapple for the ‘salsa’ was grilled & tossed w/ cucumber, radish, lime juice & scallions. A little sautéed garlic spinach for good luck. #lunch #nyc #chicken

Even without a real grill available, I am still a big fan if grilled scallions.

Even without a real grill available, I am still a big fan if grilled scallions.

Feb 25

@meganfaye made dinner tonight.  Slow simmered black beans, habanero sausage, avocado, rice & baby kale salad w/ smoked almonds & carrot. #astoria #dinner #hungry

@meganfaye made dinner tonight. Slow simmered black beans, habanero sausage, avocado, rice & baby kale salad w/ smoked almonds & carrot. #astoria #dinner #hungry

Feb 24

Searing my ‘brick’ guinea fowl on my cast iron flat top, pressed with a foiled cast iron pan. Served w/ garlic spinach, pecorino-ed polenta, mushroom-guinea fowl demi & saba #dinner #winter #astoria

Searing my ‘brick’ guinea fowl on my cast iron flat top, pressed with a foiled cast iron pan. Served w/ garlic spinach, pecorino-ed polenta, mushroom-guinea fowl demi & saba #dinner #winter #astoria

Fully boned out guinea fowl, brined, dried & bushed with seasoned oil ready for ‘brick’ cooking. #bird #astoria #dinner

Fully boned out guinea fowl, brined, dried & bushed with seasoned oil ready for ‘brick’ cooking. #bird #astoria #dinner

The progression of my laptops over the past few years.  I got that big clunker in 2005 before starting culinary school. The Air is from this past September.

The progression of my laptops over the past few years. I got that big clunker in 2005 before starting culinary school. The Air is from this past September.

Feb 22

Dinner tonight- Grilled lamb skewers with thyme, cayenne, garlic & coriander. Beet & cara cara orange salad with olive oil & mint. #saturday #dinner #astoria #lamb

Dinner tonight- Grilled lamb skewers with thyme, cayenne, garlic & coriander. Beet & cara cara orange salad with olive oil & mint. #saturday #dinner #astoria #lamb

Red beets baked in a salt crust. #seasoned #beets

Red beets baked in a salt crust. #seasoned #beets

Feb 21

#culinarymisspelling

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Feb 20

Tagliatelle alla bolognese for dinner tonight. One of my favorites. #astoria #pasta #dinner

Tagliatelle alla bolognese for dinner tonight. One of my favorites. #astoria #pasta #dinner