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apartmentcooker

August 23, 2010 • 11 Comments

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apartmentcooker  Sweet Potato Gratin

Apartmentcooker is a recent graduate of the CIA -- the famed culinary school in Hyde Park, NY, not that other one. Since graduation, she's been writing a terrific blog about adapting the aspirational cuisine of the CIA to her first apartment kitchen and a tight budget, which she does swimmingly. Her recipes on food52 tend toward simple comfort foods with smart, modern flair -- like her winning Sweet Potato Gratins with Creme Fraiche, Onions, and Bacon and her Herb Crusted Pork Chops with Balsamic Onions -- but she's also adept at turning takeout standards into approachable at-home recipes (see her Garlic Cilantro Naan and Curried Chicken Soup). We're big fans. See apartmentcooker's profile page and fan her here.

Read her profile Q&A below:

  • What do you cook when home alone?
    Anything and everything I can think of.
  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    My first set of pots and my santoku knife
  • Your ideal meal:
    Something fresh from the farmer's market or garden. With butter on top.
  • Something you'd like a chance to eat or cook:
    I'd like to taste and have access to more spices...sometimes I feel I'm stuck using the same few, and I love looking at a tantilizingly full spice cabinet!
  • The number of bottles of wine you own:
    Since I'm poor, I'm a one at a time kind of gal. Two at a time if it's been a really hard day.
  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
    The more the merrier!
  • Your favorite cookbook:
    All of them.

 

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about 4 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

Congrats Apartmentcooker! What a great blog...

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Hey apartmentcooker! Nice to see you in the spotlight!

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about 4 years ago lastnightsdinner

Congrats on the great shout-out, and thank you for your wonderful recipes!

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

so nice to see you featured here--congrats!

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

P.S. Everyone check out this blog also: http://heartgrowhungry... (Absence makes the heart grow hungry)--another great blog feaaturing food conversations among apartmentcooker, her mom and her brother!

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about 4 years ago erinmcdowell

Wow, drbabs! Thanks so much!

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about 4 years ago erinmcdowell

I'm calling my mother right now - we'd gotten off blogging, but you've inspired us!

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Always happy to inspire daughters to call their moms! :)

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about 4 years ago Sagegreen

What a great profile! Inspiring.

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about 4 years ago erinmcdowell

Wow, thanks Food52! I'm in love with this site!

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about 4 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

That sweet potato bake looks delicious esp with my beloved creme fraiche. Great spotlight