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Winner of Your Best Sandwich Recipe

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Congratulations to mrslarkin, whose Mozzarella in Carrozza with Sundried Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Jam won the contest for Your Best Sandwich Recipe

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Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way you think about food and/or cooking.
The love of food and cooking is in my blood. My parents are Italian immigrants and, as you can imagine, they taught me a thing or two about eating well. Food is a celebration to be enjoyed three times a day -- maybe even four, if you count afternoon coffee time with cake and/or cookies. Also, all cooking isn’t meant to be elaborate and complicated. The simplest things can be quite revelatory, like a cheese sandwich.

  

What's your least favorite kitchen task?
My least favorite kitchen task is prepping raw chicken breast. It’s just so gross. I’m not sure why I never thought of this before, but wearing latex gloves would probably eliminate this problem for me.



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Your favorite kitchen tool? 
My hands.



  

What is your idea of comfort food?
That depends on what kind of comfort I’m looking for. If I’m in the weeds? I can dessimate a whole bag of pork rinds in 5 seconds flat. Under the weather? A big bowl of ramen or chicken noodle soup might do the trick. PMS? Jar of Nutella and a spoon. 99 problems? Bulleit Bourbon.

What is your greatest kitchen disaster?
I burn stuff quite regularly. 

Coffee cake picture by Mark Weinberg, kitchen photos by mrslarkin, all others by James Ransom

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