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Nicole Franzen

June 21, 2010 • 12 Comments

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 Lemon Ricotta Crepes with Blueberry Sauce

Nicole Franzen is a photographer and food blogger who has worked in all stations of the restaurant industry -- from bussing tables to cooking to managing the front of the house -- and lived in beautiful places all over the world. Nicole has been posting recipes on food52 for just over a month, but she's done so with gusto -- and mostly outside of the bounds of our recipe contests, which we always love to see. We've been transfixed by her lovely photos and vibrant recipes from the get-go: from her simple, striking duo of tortilla recipes on day one (Tortilla Soup and Mi Tortilla Española) through to her latest White Bean, Celery and Cress with a Blue Cheese Vinaigrette and Lemon Ricotta Crepes with Blueberry Sauce. Are you not transfixed? Bet you are! See Nicole Franzen's profile page and fan her here.

Read Nicole's profile Q&A below:

  • What do you cook when home alone?
    I love pastas, and salads.
  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    My zester, and 8 inch wustof
  • Your ideal meal:
    Fresh vegetables and seafood
  • The number of bottles of wine you own:
    3 bottles of champagne chillen in my fridge, waiting for the proper occasion
  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
    4
  • Kitchen pet peeve:
    dirtyness, and poor food preparation
  • Your favorite cookbook:
    Anything by Thomas Keller, Charlie Trotter, Alice Waters, Barefoot Contessa, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey, and much more...

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    almost 5 years ago digitalfoodie

    Beautiful photos

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    almost 5 years ago digitalfoodie

    Your blog is inspiring and simply beautiful. I think you would like one of my favorite phot/food blog's www.mowielicious.com

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    almost 5 years ago WinnieAb

    Gorgeous and inspiring recipes and photos- can't wait to check out your blog Nicole!

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    almost 5 years ago fiveandspice

    Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

    Sounds like I have only the same things as everyone else to say, but truly both your images and your cooking are delightful and inspiring! Great spotlight, Nicole!

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    almost 5 years ago Jama

    She inspires me and her photographs are amazing. I want to run out and make her recipes after I see her mouth watering photos.

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    almost 5 years ago pauljoseph


    congratulations beautiful photos and good recipes

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    almost 5 years ago ENunn

    Love it. Very inspiring.

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    almost 5 years ago dymnyno

    congratulations!!! Great photos!

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    almost 5 years ago drbabs

    Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

    Nice to see you in the spotlight, Nicole. And your blog is beautiful.

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    almost 5 years ago aargersi

    Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

    Really beautiful photos! Nice recipes as well. Great to see you in the spotlight!!!

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    almost 5 years ago mrslarkin

    Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

    Lovely recipes, and your photos are so beautiful, Nicole. I especially like the NYC rooftops, with all the water tanks.

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    almost 5 years ago Nicole Franzen

    Thanks guys! Means so much to me :)