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sdebrango

By • November 10, 2011 • 89 Comments

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sdebrango  Flank Steak

Versatility is a virtue prized by cooks. We love our versatile cookware, any versatile herb, those versatile recipes stored in our back pocket. 

Sdebrango is our very own Le Creuset Dutch oven, our bundle of thyme, our dollop of crème fraiche: she is one versatile member of this community. No matter where you turn (or click!), you can see her presence -- uploading recipes, hosting potlucks, commenting on finalists, updating the Food52 Hotline. 

And her cooking? Just as versatile. From baking to basting, pastries to poultry, sdebrango has got you covered. In the mood for a sandwich? Try her winning Flank Steak on Texas Toast with Chimichurri (pictured above). Craving some deep-fryer love? Look no further than Deep Fried Peaches and Nectarines. But from the simple (Simply Chocolate Cake) to the complex (Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Raspberry Reduction), there is one underlying theme of sdebrango's brand of cooking: this is feel good food, at its finest. These are dishes we want to eat around a big table, surrounded by family and friends -- preferably with some Tender Yellow Cake for dessert, please. 

Read our profile Q&A with sdebrango below. 

  • What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
    camel when I travelled to Africa and chocolate blood pudding in Italy

  • What do you cook when home alone?
    anything quick and easy, pasta, eggs, salad

  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    Cuisinart 16 cup professional food processor

  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
    6

 

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over 2 years ago Sadassa_Ulna

Congratulations sdebrango!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you so much S_U, Happy Thanksgiving!

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over 2 years ago Sagegreen

Great spotlight! So nice to see!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you so much, have missed seeing you here!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you so much Waverly, so are yours and I love your website.

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over 2 years ago Waverly

Wonderful to see you in the spotlight! Your recipes are wonderful.

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over 2 years ago Waverly

Wonderful to see you in the spotlight! Your recipes are wonderful.

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks so much Ashley, I so appreciate it. I am a fan of yours too! Wondered where you were. Thank you so much.

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over 2 years ago ashleypiersonchasesdinner

Congrats Sdebrango!! Sorry so late. I was locked out but I have a new password and I am go to go! I am a HUGE fan! So glad to see you in the spotlight!!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks nannydeb, I know what you mean. Until I saw comments I had no idea.

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over 2 years ago nannydeb

Congratulations! (a little late) I'm still not used to the new format...

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you Lori!

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over 2 years ago lorigoldsby

Coingrats on this! I always enjoy your posts!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you Niknud. Hope your little world is calming down!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks Deanna, it was a great party and the food was beyond amazing, We are thinking of a holiday potluck if we end up doing it will send an invite!

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over 2 years ago deanna1001

Please do! Thx.

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over 2 years ago Niknud

Yah! Sorry to be late to the comments - it's been beyond nutty in my little world. Congratulations and I'm so glad to see you here!

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over 2 years ago deanna1001

OMG - sorry for the multiples - the site kept returning an error page.

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over 2 years ago deanna1001

How great to see you here! Well deserved. Was so bummed to miss the party - I'm sure it was swell. Hopefully another opportunity will arise... It's funny, but blood doesn't freak me out at all. As a kid I learned from Mom that when you slice that steak, you capture the bloody juices and mop them up with a piece of bread. But mixed with chocolate? Hmmm...

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over 2 years ago deanna1001

How great to see you here! Well deserved. Was so bummed to miss the party - I'm sure it was swell. Hopefully another opportunity will arise... It's funny, but blood doesn't freak me out at all. As a kid I learned from Mom that when you slice that steak, you capture the bloody juices and mop them up with a piece of bread. But mixed with chocolate? Hmmm...

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over 2 years ago deanna1001

How great to see you here! Well deserved. Was so bummed to miss the party - I'm sure it was swell. Hopefully another opportunity will arise... It's funny, but blood doesn't freak me out at all. As a kid I learned from Mom that when you slice that steak, you capture the bloody juices and mop them up with a piece of bread. But mixed with chocolate? Hmmm...

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over 2 years ago deanna1001

How great to see you here! Well deserved. Was so bummed to miss the party - I'm sure it was swell. Hopefully another opportunity will arise... It's funny, but blood doesn't freak me out at all. As a kid I learned from Mom that when you slice that steak, you capture the bloody juices and mop them up with a piece of bread. But mixed with chocolate? Hmmm...

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over 2 years ago deanna1001

How great to see you here! Well deserved. Was so bummed to miss the party - I'm sure it was swell. Hopefully another opportunity will arise... It's funny, but blood doesn't freak me out at all. As a kid I learned from Mom that when you slice that steak, you capture the bloody juices and mop them up with a piece of bread. But mixed with chocolate? Hmmm...