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Abra Bennett

January 4, 2010 • 6 Comments

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Abra Bennett, one of food52's international cooks (she lives in the South of France), has been with us from the start. Her blog, French Letters, details her food and wine adventures throughout France -- and recently Germany as well -- and includes lots of great recipes. Her recipes on food52 run the gamut from rustic and earthy (Autumn Olive Medley) to sophisticated (Autumn Jewel Salad) to just plain decadent (Rainbow Chard Tart in a Chestnut Crust). Check out Abra's profile and fan her here.

Read Abra's profile Q&A below:

  • What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
    I love Chinese braised chicken feet
  • What do you cook when home alone?
    It's my opportunity to create something from the fridge and pantry
  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    My Ken Onion Shun knife
  • Your ideal meal:
    One I serve to people I love, who love my cooking
  • Something you'd like a chance to eat or cook:
    I'd like to eat Thai food in Thailand
  • The number of bottles of wine you own:
    Hey, I'm living in France right now, that's not a fair question!
  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
    Six, that way you only have one conversation at a time at the table
  • Kitchen pet peeve:
    Ovens that aren't properly calibrated
  • Your favorite cookbook:
    The Cooking of Southwest France by Paula Wolfert

Comments (6)

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over 4 years ago KelseyTheNaptimeChef

I love your site Abra. Also, I've been lucky enough to eat Thai food in Thailand is it really worth the trip!

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over 4 years ago Abra Bennett

Thanks, Amanda and Merrill! It's a real honor to be chosen, and I hope to see lots of Food52 readers on French Letters. It's not always about food, it's not always about wine, but it's always about life, love, and the pursuit of happiness.

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over 4 years ago shayma

and that is exactly what i love about your blog!

Merrill

over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

When it comes down to it, they're all intertwined, aren't they? And you're welcome, Abra!

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over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

Well, I do have to say that I really love the name of the blog. Wish I'd thought of it first. Paula Wolfert has a new book which is always a cause for celebration.

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over 4 years ago dymnyno

The name of your blog sounds cute ...but isn't it a slang name for something ...ahh...hmm?