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aargersi is a marketing database manager living in Austin who's responsible for both the winning Nose-to-Tail recipe (Barbacoa Beef Cheek Tacos) and the runner-up in our post-Thanksgiving contest (Thankful for Leftover Turkey Jambalaya). She also happens to be married to La452 (aka Mr L., of tangy, peppercorn-studded Mr. L's Potatoes fame). There is always a devilish sense of humor and a penchant for adventure and whimsy in the recipes aargersi dreams up, like She Sells Sea Shells, Tea Rice and Outside the Box Brownies. She's also of the all-caps and emoticons school of expressive writing, so her recipes read as though she's about to burst out of the computer to share a gardening story or let us in on the fact that she ate most of her Cranberry Tangerine Chutney as soon as she was done making it. Now how often do you see that kind of gusto in a print magazine? Thanks, aargersi, for adding your wonderful voice to the choir that is the food52 community! Check out aargersi's profile page and fan her here.

Read her profile Q&A below:

  • What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
    bacon ice cream with blueberry compote and it is DELICIOUS
  • What do you cook when home alone?
    Well, now that I have seen all of the great dinner for one recipes, could be anything!!!
  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    Very fond of my automatic floor cleaner - aka Ginger Snap the JRT. And my onion goggles (used almost daily!) And of course not a POSSESSION, but my co-chef, sous chef, taster, food stylist and IDEA MAN - Mr L
  • Your ideal meal:
    rabbit gnocchi with shaved truffles, eggplant parmesan on the side, and a brunello. In Montalcino.
  • Something you'd like a chance to eat or cook:
    A goose. My friend roasted a goose for Thanksgiving and now I feel I must too.
  • The number of bottles of wine you own:
    around 80
  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
  • Kitchen pet peeve:
    People setting stuff all over the counters when I am in there cooking, and I can NOT cook on a dirty stove.
  • Your favorite cookbook:
    I just got a collection of military wives cookbooks from my mother in law, they are from the 50s and 60s and they are a hoot!


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Comments (17)


over 5 years ago spinthebottleny

We have a similar make of floor cleaner, although ours is the "shelter mutt" model. Your beef cheek tacos are on my summer cooking to-do list! Congrats on the well-deserved spotlight! (And awaiting your call for wine consultation whenever...)


over 5 years ago dymnyno

YEAH ABBIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


over 5 years ago WinnieAb

Great profile of a great cook. Love your recipes and so happy to see you here!


over 5 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

Congrats aargersi! So happy to see you spotlighted -- have so enjoyed your recipes, our comments and getting to know you via Food52!


over 5 years ago Aliwaks

YAY! Check out you! Congrats x 1000. : )!!


over 5 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks to alla y'all (that is proper grammar in these parts) for saying such nice things! This is why we LOVE (in caps, with emoticon :-) Food52!!!


over 5 years ago nannydeb

Yay aargersi! You deserve the spotlight!


over 5 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I LOVE your recipes and am really happy to see your shout-out this morning. Major congrats!


over 5 years ago mariaraynal

It makes my day to see my great friend Aargersi profiled here! She really is a wonderfully inventive and talented cook and so much fun, as well. I hope you all get the chance to meet her in person one day!


over 5 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

Congrats! Getting the shout-out from Food 52 is totally a day-maker! =)


over 5 years ago Helenthenanny

YAHOO SWEET AARGERSI!! so fun, congratulations on a well deserved spotlight!


over 5 years ago AmyW

Congrats! One of my favorite cooks pictured in one of my favorite places. :-)


over 5 years ago testkitchenette

Congrats on being in the spotlight this week! I'm with CASJ, would love a peek at those cookbooks as well.


over 5 years ago CASJ

I want to see those cookbooks!


over 5 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I am so happy to see you here on my computer this morning!


over 5 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

What a nice suprise to see this on the Food52 site! I do use a lot of caps don't I? Thanks so much for this - it really brightenes up my day and ... WEEK! :-)


over 5 years ago shayma

congratulations! i would have done the same with the cranberry tangerine chutney.