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July 12, 2010 7 Comments

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fiveandspice  Grilled Bread with Thyme Pesto and Preserved Lemon Cream

Fiveandspice is a Boston-based food policy grad student and nutritionist who happens to love butter and cream (a.k.a. everyone's favorite nutritionist). Her username and blog of the same name stem from this moderate stance on nutrition: she encourages cooking with products that have no more than 5 ingredients, and adding your own spice!

Though she entered her first recipe less than two months ago, fiveandspice has quickly become a fixture on food52, diligently testing recipes for our weekly Editors' Picks and earning a few of her own (see her Chocolate Cherry Fool, Lemon Cream Roast Salmon with Whipped Parsnips and Pork Torta).

She's also responsible for the beauty you see above: Grilled Bread with Thyme Pesto and Preserved Lemon Cream  -- the runner-up for the contest for Your Best Use of Lemon, Thyme and a Grill that was so good we had to squeeze into the food52 cookbook as one final Wildcard. See fiveandspice's profile page and fan her here.

Read fiveandspice's profile Q&A below:

  • What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
    ants, or Norwegian "old cheese", or some Japanese foods I wasn't sure what were
  • What do you cook when home alone?
    Emily surprise!
  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    my lefse making equipment
  • Your ideal meal:
    An amazing cheeseburger with caramelized onions, sweet potato fries, and salad with a microbrew beer and ice cream sundaes or pie to finish
  • Something you'd like a chance to eat or cook:
    croissants from scratch
  • The number of bottles of wine you own:
  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
    about 8
  • Kitchen pet peeve:
    not cleaning as you go along
  • Your favorite cookbook:
    The Best Recipes or Slow Mediterranean Cookbook

  • Topics: New & Now, Profiles

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    Comments (7)


    about 5 years ago mrslarkin

    Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

    Hooray for the spotlight! Have a wonderful trip!


    about 5 years ago monkeymom

    Love your recipes! Still haven't had the chance to try the grilled bread but looking forward to it!


    about 5 years ago fiveandspice

    Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

    Thanks guys!! I'm so honored to be in the spotlight. I'm going to Norway for the next couple of weeks to see my family, and I'm hoping to make some great recipes from the Food52 community for them :).


    about 5 years ago lastnightsdinner

    Yay1 Hope to meet up with you once the Boston-area food52 contingent arranges a get-together!


    about 5 years ago fiveandspice

    Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

    Ooh, yes! We definitely must have a Boston-area food52 party!


    about 5 years ago aargersi

    Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

    Love that butter loving nutritionist! Loved the chocolate cherry fool, too!


    about 5 years ago dymnyno

    Congratulations!! I always look forward to your recipes!