Cook Spotlight Articles


November 30, 2009 12 Comments

Over the past several weeks, we've all been entertained by pierino. This self-described "standup commis, fougassier and flaneur" has his own blog, Eggs in Purgatory, and his food52 comments reveal a penchant for throwdowns and Calvin Trillin. Pierino's recipes are as colorful and flamboyant as their names suggest: Walking Spanish Down the Hall Chicken Thighs, "Line Caught" Sweet Potato Waffle Cut and Big Zombie Mustard Chicken Tagine with Couscous. See his profile and fan him here.  

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Kitchen Butterfly

November 23, 2009 3 Comments

A geologist, food blogger, wife and mother of three, Kitchen Butterfly is an active member of the food52 community. She likes the experimental (and forgiving!) nature of cooking, and has uploaded 17 recipes to the site. She writes recipes for new updates on old classics, like Pear and Ginger Tart Tatin (above), Apple and Celeriac Remoulade, and Salted Chocolate Caramel Shortbread. See her profile and fan her here.

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November 16, 2009 3 Comments

Pauljoseph has been pushing for the title of Most Active Cook on food52, adding 40 recipes to the site over the past month. He lives in India with his wife Nimmy, who is a food writer and consultant, as well as a cooking instructor. He records and photographs their recipes, which include Okra Stir-Fried in Onion Garlic Seasoning, Pallapam (Crisp Laced Rice Pancakes), and Motta Khozhalappam (A Crepe Stuffed with Freshly Grated Coconut and Golden Raisins). The recipes are direct and to the point -- clearly the handiwork of an expert cook. We just wish he'd start breaking up the instructions into separate steps! To see pauljoseph's profile page and become a fan, go HERE.

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November 2, 2009 1 Comment

A holistic nutrition writer and food blogger, WinnieAb grew up in a kitchen and currently runs the website Healthy Green Lifestyle, an "eco groovy guide to wellness." She's submitted 13 recipes to food52, including the beautiful looking Raw Tomato Basil Soup and the decadent Chewy Chocolate Ginger Macarons with Ginger Coconut White Chocolate Ganache. Check out WinnieAb's profile and fan her here.

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Janneke Verheij

October 26, 2009 0 Comments

A student from Rotterdam, Janneke Verheij is a creative cook who likes to blend European and Mediterranean flavor profiles. As of today, she has submitted 23 recipes to food52 (!). We love the variety and personality behind her dishes, which have names like Give Cauliflower Another Chance and Wild Shakshuka Under a Pita Bread Blanket. Check out Janneke's profile and fan her here.

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Rohit Mitter

October 19, 2009 0 Comments

Rohit Mitter is a New York City banker with another life as a self-taught cook, inspired in part by his mother's excellent cooking. He gets his inspiration from eating out and keeping up on the NY Times Dining section, among other food publications. He says he loves to feed others, which is evidenced by crowd-pleasers like Fresh Fig Jam Flatbread with Roasted Figs, Prosciutto, Manchego and Arugula (pictured above) Parsnip Fries and Lamb Flatbread. Check out Rohit's profile and fan him here.  

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Food Blogga

October 12, 2009 6 Comments

Food Blogga, also known as Susan Russo, lives in San Diego, where she writes about food on her cooking blog, Food Blogga. Susan's recipes are clear and precise without being dry, and we love the originality behind dishes like African Inspired Sweet Potato, Peanut and Paprika Soup and Mediterranean Vegetables Stew with Olives. Susan has two books in the works, both coming out in the fall of 2010.

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Maria Teresa Jorge

October 5, 2009 2 Comments

Maria Teresa Jorge, a Portuguese chef and cooking instructor living in Tuscany, is a force to be reckoned with. It seems that every time we blink, she's added a new (delicious-sounding) recipe -- a couple that have caught our eye are the Strozzapreti (little spinach and ricotta dumplings) and Sformatino di Pecorino al Miele, little pecorino soufflés with honey. Check out Maria Teresa's profile and fan her here.

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September 28, 2009 0 Comments

Abuck, a developer who lives in New York City, was an early food52 user, and we've been keeping an eye on his recipes -- among them, the Pan Roasted Farm Chicken, Down at the River, seasoned with cayenne and smoked and spicy paprika. His recipes sometimes omit measurements, but we find them inspiring. Check out Abuck's profile and fan him here.

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Sasa + Jan

September 25, 2009 0 Comments

Now that we've got so many great cooks on the site, we thought it was time to start featuring some of the folks that catch our eye. Sasa + Jan, a designer and an economist hailing from Slovenia, have uploaded a slew of recipes recently, and we like their style. 

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