When not shooting Major Lazer or Gil Scott-Heron for The FADER, Gabriele Stabile, one of our favorite photographers, spent a lot of time in the kitchen at Momofuku, David Chang's mini-empire of New York City restaurants, shooting for their cookbook. Momofuku's food premise is an unusual one, with a loose base of Asian food and a long mix of lots of other stuff (grape soda, peanut brittle salad, cookies with pretzels, $100 pig butt), and to capture that variety of diet, Stabile took a heap of untraditional cookbook photos. Many of those found their way into the book, but many that did not are now available in Scraps, Stabile's sketchbook of the experience. Those of you in New York can pick up the book for ten dollars at any Momofuku restaurant or at McNally Jackson bookstore in Soho, and those of you outside can pick up a book direct by emailing Gabriele. Check additional excerpts of dock contemplation, extra rice and Keith Richards quotes after the jump.
Gabriele Stabile’s Momofuku Scraps
May 11, 2010