Brent Herrig Spoonfuls of Inspiration in orange & black

Ehren Ryan – Modern Melting Pot


Ehren Ryan Spoonful Story

Australian-born and raised, Chef Ehren Ryan honed his craft in restaurants across the globe and now presides over his own kitchen in Millburn, NJ at Common Lot, which he co-owns with his wife Nadine.
Ryan says this is his favorite spoon “purely because it was our first purchase for our own restaurant. Nadine and I bought this spoon before we had even opened the restaurant. It set the style for the plates and glassware.”
Global culinary influences are readily apparent in Ryan’s spoonful, with an emphasis on Southeast Asian flavors like lemongrass and ginger. “Modern American cuisine is a melting pot of different cultures and ingredients. We tend to use a lot of ingredients from Southeast Asia, as they are very prominent in Australia where I grew up.”
When he’s not in the kitchen cooking, he’s reading cookbooks, spending time with chef friends, and traveling on food-based adventures. “Food is my life”, Ryan says.

Ingredients: Lemongrass, shallots, ginger, lime zest, cilantro flower, micro cilantro, garlic, soy caramel, scallions, star anise, clove, peppercorns, coriander seeds, and chili flakes.

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What are the “Spoonfuls of Inspiration”

Among chefs there is one universal truth: each has a favorite spoon. Whether wooden, metal, porcelain, plastic, or bone, chefs use this indispensable tool to measure, stir, flip, fold, divide, carry, plate, and – most importantly – to taste. Most chefs will tell you that their favorite spoon is an extension of themselves, an appendage without which they would be hard-pressed to survive.

Brent Herrig’s Spoonfuls of Inspiration series captures the unique emotional connection between chef and spoon. Created in collaboration with the chef, these abstract portraits showcase their favorite spoon alongside the ingredients and elements that inspire them. Here you’ll find a selection of Spoonfuls of Inspiration representing chefs, bartenders, and baristas from around the globe.

Product Details

Limited edition print:150 copies

Gallery acrylic mount finishing: This is a perfect ready-to-hang presentation for galleries, homes, restaurants or exhibitions. It is durable and robust with guaranteed brilliant colors and UV protection. The original Océ Lightjet exposure system photo print on Kodak Pro Ultra Endura paper results in a high quality finish with rich, vibrant colors and deep blacks. The photo print is then mounted between 1/8″ (4mm) thick acrylic panels.

Print only finishing: For those wishing to customize mounting and framing. The original Océ Lightjet exposure system photo print on Kodak Pro Ultra Endura paper results in a high quality finish with rich, vibrant colors and deep blacks.

Authenticity statement: This print is signed and numbered. This print comes with a certificate of authenticity and description.

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