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April 14, 2010 • 27 Comments

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Spring Cake with Whipped Lemon CurdCulinistaA

Annouchka Engel-Vaillancourt is the elegant, bejeweled brunette behind the food and lifestyle blog, CulinistA. This frequent food52 contributor started CulinistA about a year ago so that her family (who live in France, Switzerland and Canada) could keep track of where she and her husband, DH, have traveled, which restaurants they frequent and what recipes they cook at their dinner parties. "I started CulinistA because cooking, eating and traveling have always been my passions and are for me so intertwined -- and because I am always making lists," she says. “I was also hoping to get my father to stop asking me over and over again for restaurant recommendations for his clients and friends.” Now, she simply directs him to her site.

The blog is a mish-mash of Annouchka’s favorite food and travel-related things -- and these are some very nice things. A recent round up of her favorite restaurants includes two in Geneva, the private NYC club Norwood, and the quaint West Village Market Table. An earlier New York City Guide lists must-hit shopping: Catherine Malandrino, Ralph Lauren and Henri Bendel.

Annouchka’s good taste extends from fashion to food, which is the heart of her blog. She lives by a strict food ethos: eat fresh, unprocessed and seasonal foods, little dairy and limited meat. The recipes, like her Grilled Halibut and Pea Puree and her Roasted Rack of Lamb with Mint-Yogurt Sauce, are pretty, light and simple and could be considered healthy food. But don’t be fooled. Her Spring Cake with Whipped Lemon Curd, while not over-the-top, is still one sweet treat.

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about 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Congrats Culinist Annouchka!! I love your recipes and love your blog. I could easily live vicariously through you with the wonderful travel + cooking + eating + photography you do. Well deserved shout-out for you!

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almost 4 years ago Culinista Annouchka

Thank you! That's so nice to hear!

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about 4 years ago dymnyno

Congratulations! Thanks for featuring my "Sara's almond tarte" (with a new name) on your blog!!

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about 4 years ago Culinista Annouchka

Thank you dymnyno for fabulous recipes!

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about 4 years ago DolcettoConfections

Congratulations! A lovely write-up for a wonderful blog and blogger!

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about 4 years ago Culinista Annouchka

Thanks Dolcetto, you're a pretty great blogger yourself!

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about 4 years ago monkeymom

Your cake looks amazing, as does everything in your blog. Great to see it featured!

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about 4 years ago Culinista Annouchka

Thanks monkeymom! That's sweet of you!

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about 4 years ago ENunn

Love your recipes, love the blog! So elegant.

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about 4 years ago Culinista Annouchka

Thanks Emily, love your blog as well!

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about 4 years ago Culinista Annouchka

Thanks that's so nice of you!

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations, Annouchka! That's a really cool blog, love your recipes and your philosophy!

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about 4 years ago Culinista Annouchka

Thank you drbabs that's so nice of you!

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about 4 years ago Culinista Annouchka

Thanks monkeymom! That's sweet of you!

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about 4 years ago KelseyTheNaptimeChef

Congratulations! your blog is lovely and I envy all the wonderful travel you do- what fun!

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about 4 years ago Culinista Annouchka

Thank you Kelsey! I know I am so lucky to be able to travel so much!

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Congratulations Culinista! And what a lovely blog!

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about 4 years ago Culinista Annouchka

Thank you Mrslarkin, and what lovely cookies!!!

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about 4 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

Enjoyed your write up and your blog. Congratulations!

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about 4 years ago Culinista Annouchka

Thank you very much cfwg!

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about 4 years ago WinnieAb

Beautiful blog...congrats!

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about 4 years ago Culinista Annouchka

Thank you WinnieAb, that's so nice of you!

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about 4 years ago NakedBeet

Congrats!

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about 4 years ago Culinista Annouchka

Thank you! Very exciting day!

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about 4 years ago Culinista Annouchka

Thank you Food52, what a lovely write up!!

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about 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

And well deserved - love your recipes!!!

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about 4 years ago Culinista Annouchka

Thanks that's so nice of you!