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We all know when vvvanessa has entered one of her "baking fits" because a bounty of beautiful baked goods emerges. Whether she's updating classics (check out her delectable Maple Persimmon Upside-Down Cake with Maple Cream, pictured above) or creating new ones (how did we live without her aptly named Pink Poodle Pizza?), vvvanessa has a talent for creating seasonal sweet and savory dishes. Having trouble deciding on a menu for your New Year's Eve party? We'd happily nosh on her sultry Boozy Belly Pumpkin Cupcakes accompanied by a Gingerbread Toddy toast.
A former vegetarian, Vvvanessa is also a master of meatless gourmet -- have you tried her good-on-everything Garbanzo Gravy, hearty Avena con Champiñones (Barcelona-style Oats with Mushrooms), or addictive Chaat Masala Mixed Nuts? It's a good thing this talented cook is a barkeep, too, because those salty-sweet nuts will have you reaching for a thirst-quencher. Take a page from our book and keep a pitcher of her winning (and spice-friendly) Mint Limeade close by.
Read vvvanessa's profile Q&A below:
What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
Chocolate-covered ants. Or maybe an egg mcmuffin.
What do you cook when home alone?
Toast, spanish-style: rubbed with raw garlic, spread with tomato innards, drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with sea salt.
Your most treasured kitchen possession:
For its utility, my kitchen scale. For sentimentality, my shiny gelato spoons.
Your ideal meal:
Bread, cheese, salumi, olives, fruit.
The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
However many show up.
Kitchen pet peeve:
When people decide they don't like a dish before they try it.
Your favorite cookbook:
"The Cake Bible" by Rose Levy Beranbaum helped me save face after a terrible cake incident. I am forever indebted to her and it.
What we turn to in the kitchen
13 essential cooking apps.
Paint your kitchen in one day.
We've got the summer blues.
How to cook with herb stems.
A better basket.