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Winner of Your Best Recipe with Citrus and Olives

February 23, 2011 • 7 Comments

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Congratulations to MeghanVK, whose Chicken that Fancies Itself Spanish with Lemons, Onions & Olives won this week's contest for Your Best Recipe with Citrus and Olives, earning her a beautiful Proteak End-Grain Round Cutting Board from Williams-Sonoma, plus big prizes from VikingOXO and Tiny Prints, and a spot in the next food52 cookbook!

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Q&A with MeghanVK

  • Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way you think about food and/or cooking. 
  • My grandmother was a wonderful and prolific baker, so I spent a lot of time painstakingly rolling out cookies as a child, making sure each ball of dough was exactly the same size. I found that very satisfying.

  • What's your least favorite food?
  • I hate bananas. The smell, the texture, the flavor; everything. 

  • What is the best thing you've made so far this year?
  • Some friends and I have a monthly dinner club, and for my turn hosting I made an assortment of tapas (I had just returned from my honeymoon in Spain), followed by fideos with clams and saffron, and a dish of wax beans with simple tomato sauce that I threw together in a last-minute panic. Do I know why the throwaway beans were the hit of the night? I do not. But they were.

  • Describe your most spectacular kitchen disaster.
  • I had a great idea to make cucumber jello from the drippings of cucumbers I'd drained to make tzatziki. I was so proud of my creativity and thrift that I forgot I'd salted the cucumbers. It was truly foul.

  • What is your idea of comfort food?
  • Scalloped potatoes, Ina Garten-style.

  • Apron or no apron?
  • Not usually, but I do have a gorgeous one that my friend brought me from Hong Kong. It's plastic, features a cartoon off-brand Mickey Mouse, and says "Always Smile With Little Bubu!" in cartoon lettering. I wear it if I'm cranky.

  • What's your favorite food-related scene in a movie?
  • The opening credits to American Psycho: perfect on so many levels.

  • If you could make a show-stopping dinner for one person, living or dead, who would it be?
  • I didn't really get into cooking until after my grandparents passed away, so it would be nice to cook them a meal. On the other hand, they all feared salt...

  • You prefer to cook: a. alone, b. with others, c. it depends on your mood
  • Usually A, because a New York City kitchen is too small to share!

  • When it comes to tidying up, you usually: a. clean as you cook, b. do all the dishes once you've finished cooking, c. leave the kitchen a shambles for your spouse/roommate/kids to clean.
  • A.


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almost 4 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

Congratulations on your win.

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almost 4 years ago Bevi

Congrats and love both your photos!

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almost 4 years ago healthierkitchen

Congratulations Meghan VK - great sounding recipe.

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almost 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations, MeganVK. So nice to get to know you!

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almost 4 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Congrats, Meghan VK! Great baking memory of your grandmother.

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almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

Congrats, Meghan VK!

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almost 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations again Meghan VK! Everyone should have a happy apron, right??