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lorinarlock  Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Galette

What we like so much about lorinarlock is that her dishes and aesthetic have a way of transporting us to her home base of Napa Valley -- she embraces seasonal ingredients that pair perfectly with a wide range of wine selections. And her talent isn't just limited to the kitchen. Something of a Renaissance woman, she's a prolific writer and cookbook author who also runs Hang Time Press, a small new media publishing company with a focus on ecookbooks, with her husband.

Her recipes are breezy and fresh, perfect for entertaining friends (preferably outdoors, in the summer) while plenty of wine is flowing. Take, for example, her gorgeously light appetizers: Heirloom Tomato Salad with Capers and Golden Balsamic Vinegar, No-Cook Swordfish Tostado Taco Bites, or Faux Fava Spread. She dazzles with her more substantial fare as well, from Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Galette and Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. And make sure to save some room for her Peach Skillet Tart (with a couple of sips of moscato, of course).

Read our profile Q&A with lorinarlock below, and then check out her blog, Wine Country Cook, where she helpfully provides wine recommedations for each dish she features.

  • What's the strangest food you've ever eaten?
    It was something white and soft, kind of spongy-like in a beautiful kaiseki ryori tray served by kimono-clad women in a Ryokan on the top of a mountain near Mt. Fuji.

  • What do you cook when home alone?
    Lately, anything with a fried or poached egg.

  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    My pepper grinder!

  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
    Six to 10


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Comments (10)


over 3 years ago Giggles

This is my first day at Food52, I'm happy to get to know you and look forward to trying some of your recipes! I checked your blog also, I'm going to have to try out the Catalan Spinach soon.


over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

What a lovely and interesting write-up about you.


over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Great spotlight! I love that butternut galette too! I've made it several times always to the great delight of everyone who is eating!


over 3 years ago lorinarlock

Thanks, everyone. I was so surprised! Happy Valentine's Day!


over 3 years ago calendargirl

Congrats! Absolutely lurve your butternut and garlic galette.


over 3 years ago healthierkitchen

congrats on the spotlight!


over 3 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

so nice to see you in the spotlight, lorinarlock!


over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Congrats! Your butternut galette is one of my all-time favorite food52 recipes, both as is and as a foundation for other roasted veggies.


over 3 years ago Panfusine

COngratulations on the spotlight!


over 3 years ago dymnyno

Nice to see you in the spotlight! (dymnyno from Calistoga)