Cook Spotlight

EmilyC

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EmilyC  Shrimp Burgers with Roasted Garlic-Orange Aioli

You know EmilyC. You do. She's positively engaged all over Food52: on Foodpickle, in contests, and, most recently, with Genius Recipes. The first user to tip the genie of genius (and Food52 Senior Editor) Kristen off to a recipe worthy of scrutinization. She made a case -- and wasn't wrong -- about the beauty of parlaying rock hard peaches into a pickly summer salad. In the vast and often seductive world of cooks canvassing their wares (okay, recipes), it can be difficult to separate the boys from the men, so to speak. EmilyC is a cook you can trust.

Any cook with an aioli winner passes the ultimate test in surefire technique -- it's one thing to prevent your own mayonnaise from breaking, let alone everyone else's! Have a look at her recipes and you can't help but see summer menus: Frittata with Bread and Cherry Tomatoes, accompanied by Corn and Collards Bacon Sauté, plus a Fizzy Orange Sherbet Cooler. Or, fire up the grill before it's too late for Soy-Lime Flank Steak with Peach-Ginger Salsa followed by a Hot Fudge Shake (why not?). She's like the neighbor you wish you had (or maybe, hopefully, do): festive, functional, and always there with a solution.

Read the profile Q&A with EmilyC below.

  • What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
    Grasshopper tacos

  • What do you cook when home alone?
    Fried egg sandwich with bacon

  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    Le Creuset dutch oven

  • Your ideal meal:
    Braised short ribs with mashed potatoes in the winter. A BLT in the summer.

  • Something you'd like a chance to eat or cook:
    Cassoulet

  • The number of bottles of wine you own:
    Around 40

  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
    Six

  • Kitchen pet peeve:
    Not enough counter space!

  • Your favorite cookbook:
    Sunday Suppers at Lucques

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Lorigoldsby

about 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Knew we'd be seeing you in the spotlight! Keep up the good work!

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Thanks Lori -- keep your great recipes coming too!

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about 3 years ago Fairmount_market

Nice to see you in the spotlight and I'm looking forward to trying your peach-ginger salsa now that peaches are finally starting to ripen in Oregon.

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Thanks so much -- and I hope your like the peach-ginger salsa!

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about 3 years ago Bevi

Great spotlight, EmilyC!

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Thanks Bevi!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Great to see you in the spotlight!!!

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Thanks so much lapadia! As someone who loves pie, your submissions always inspire me!

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about 3 years ago Susige

Congrats, EmilyC. I look forward to trying more of your recipes.

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Thanks Susige!

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about 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations, Emily. So nice to see you in the spotlight!

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Thanks drbabs -- appreciate it!

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about 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

So great to see you in the spotlight EmilyC! Well deserved.

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Thanks so much!

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Congrats, Emily. Great to see you in the spotlight. Love your recipes!

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Thanks Sagegreen!

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Wow -- I'm so surprised and honored to see myself in the spotlight! Thanks Food52 for the lovely write-up and to all of you for your kind words! I hope it goes without saying that I love everything about this site -- the sense of community, the fresh and original content, the wonderful recipes. I've told countless friends and family that I've become a better cook since I discovered this site last year (and I absolutely mean it) -- you all inspire me on a daily basis.

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about 3 years ago gingerroot

Yipee, Emily! Congrats on a well-deserved spotlight!

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Thanks gingerroot!

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Lovely photo of you and your adorable little fellow. A BLT sounds perfect tonight. Congratulations on a wonderful spotlight.

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Thanks boulangere...and you're right, he IS a little fellow now...time goes by too fast!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Congratulations, Emily! Your recipes are inspiring and it's marvelous to see you in the spotlight!

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Thanks BlueKaleRoad...feel exactly the same way about your recipes...!

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

Your recipes are terrific - glad to see you here!

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Thanks Liz -- you're very kind!

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about 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations!! That baby is so CUTE!!!!

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Aww, thanks aargersi!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Hooray EmilyC! So nice to see you in the spotlight!

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Thanks mrslarkin! I still have my eyes on that chicken fried mac and cheese of yours!

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about 3 years ago nannydeb

Congrats Emily!

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about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

So nice to see you in the spotlight today! I always look forward to your recipes!

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Thanks so much to both of you!

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Yay! Great to see you in the spotlight. I am craving your frittata!

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

You're craving frittata -- I'm craving State Fair Cream Puffs!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations Emily, i love your recipes and it's so nice to see you in the spotlight!

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Thanks -- and I always look forward to your (great) recipes!

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Congratulations Emily!! So nice to see you in the spotlight! Well deserved!

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Thanks so much!