Winner of Your Best Mash-Up Recipe

June 24, 2015

Congratulations to Leith Devine, whose Banh Mi Soft Tacos won the contest for Your Best Mash-Up Recipe

Banh Mi Soft Tacos

1. Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way you think about food and/or cooking.

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I have always traveled extensively, and when I was younger my mother always took me into grocery stores wherever we were because she said that was the best way to see what local people really ate. I still go to grocery stores whenever I travel, and I have an interesting collection of spices, marinades, etc., that I use in my cooking at home.

2. What's your least favorite kitchen task? 

My least favorite task? Doing the dishes and peeling potatoes.

3. Your favorite kitchen tool? 

A tie between my KitchenAid mixer, a large oval Le Creuset pot, and my outdoor smoker/oven.

Banh mi soft tacos Leith Devine

4. What is your idea of comfort food?

Chicken in milk (my way, I should post it).

5. What is your greatest kitchen disaster?

Still very chewy (uncooked!) and separated scalloped potatoes at Thanksgiving!

Photos of tacos by Alpha Smoot; photo of Leith Devine provided by herself

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Laurie June 29, 2015
Congrats! Love the combo of salty, sour, spicy, soft and crisp and will try soon. And yes, please post your chicken in milk recipe.
boulangere June 24, 2015
Warm congratulations. As I mentioned, I had a feeling about this from the start.
Leith D. June 24, 2015
Thank you Cynthia!
Bevi June 24, 2015
Congrats to You!
Leith D. June 24, 2015
Thank you so much!
Kukla June 24, 2015
Congratulations Leith Devine on your Win!
And Hooray, for another Los Angeles Winner!
Leith D. June 24, 2015
Thank you!
inpatskitchen June 24, 2015
Warm Congratulations Leith!
Leith D. June 24, 2015
Thank you!
mrslarkin June 24, 2015
Congratulations Leith Devine!
Leith D. June 24, 2015
Thanks so much....your recipes are amazing!
ChefJune June 24, 2015
Congratulations on the win! What a great combination recipe. :)
Leith D. June 24, 2015
Thank you! Enjoy!