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  Hot Smoked Salmon, Soba Noodles & Asian Greens Salad

Cheese1227, a food writer living in central Pennsylvania, is as dedicated to the food52 community as they come. In addition to submitting dozens of lovely recipes, she has also regularly tested Editors' Picks, reported on and photographed food52 potlucks, and even hosted the recent food52 Canorama.

Her writing chops are evident in her thoughtful headnotes and instructions for recipes like Hot Smoked Salmon, Soba and Asian Greens Salad and Retro Raspberry Lime Rickeys, both of which achieved Finalist status, and on her blog, where she details adventures and insights from trading in a "fat-salaried tech writing job for a culinary school apron," as she puts it.

While on holiday in the UK with her family for the next month, she may be less active on food52 (or maybe not -- we said she was dedicated!), but we're looking forward to the stories and recipes she'll share on her return. See cheese1227's profile page and fan her here.

Read cheese1227's profile Q&A below:

  • What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
  • What do you cook when home alone?
    Fridge pasta
  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    German knives
  • Your ideal meal:
    An appetizer with bacon in some form, a spiced lamb dish with creamy potatoes, greens with a simple French dressing, cheeses with figs.
  • Something you'd like a chance to eat or cook:
    A whole lamb
  • The number of bottles of wine you own:
  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
    8 plus hosts/hostesses
  • Kitchen pet peeve:
    People who walk between my work space and my stovetop
  • Your favorite cookbook:
    How To Cook Everything

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    Comments (13)


    about 5 years ago lastnightsdinner

    I am woefully behind this week - congratulations to you for the well-deserved shout-out!


    about 5 years ago Midge

    Well deserved cheese1227! Love your blog.


    about 5 years ago cheese1227

    Thank you all for the congrats and for the kind words about my blog.


    about 5 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

    Many congrats cheese1227! I love your recipes and, like Liz, would have loved to have joined in on the canorama. I've done some, but have so much still to learn!


    about 5 years ago Lizthechef

    Congratulations and sorry I missed the great canning event at your place.


    about 5 years ago drbabs

    Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

    So nice to see you in the spotlight!


    about 5 years ago nannydeb

    Congratulations! I checked out your blog and it's great!


    about 5 years ago cheese1227

    Thanks for the spotlight, food52! What an honor. We're having lovely weather here in the East of England!! So far I've made a traditional English custard, a traditional summer pudding, traditional English egg mayonnaise and went out for traditional fish and chips, and tomorrow I'm serving traditional tea and cakes to friends...get the pattern?


    about 5 years ago AntoniaJames

    AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

    Yaaay, congrats cheese1227! Love your recipes and comments, and am so glad you're a part of this community! ;o)


    about 5 years ago aargersi

    Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

    Great to see a spotlight on Cheese1227 - so jealous of the Canorama! What fun!


    about 5 years ago healthierkitchen

    Congratulations cheese1227! Hope you're enjoying your trip.


    about 5 years ago mrslarkin

    Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

    Well, hello Cheese! Nice to see you in the spotlight!


    about 5 years ago dymnyno

    Congratulations on the spotlight.