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Midge, a travel journalist by day and talented baker by night, found food52 in 2009 after relocating to Boston. With her beloved cookbooks and trusted family recipes in tow (like these scrumptious Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cookies), she began delighting us with dishes cooked in her new kitchen -- dishes that can be best described as "food we want to eat." And eat. And eat. Midge's Brown Butter and Cheddar Apple Pie (pictured above) is an exercise in moderation, and not by sacrificing taste or calories. She wisely eliminates the traditional apple pie spices, and adds nutty brown butter and tangy cheddar in their wake. We wouldn't expect anything else from this expert editor.
It's true, all of Midge's recipes are pared down to perfection. Her winning Lemony Green Bean Salad with Feta, Red Onion, and Marjoram, rebellious Naughty Rhubarb Scones, and decadent Crème Vermont make one thing as clear as consommé: the simplest recipes are often the best. All we have to say is: We want more, Midge!
For more of Midge's delicious recipes, see her profile page and fan her here.
Read Midge's profile Q&A below:
I’m on a pasta with brown butter and over-easy egg kick (thank you Gabrielle Hamilton).
My Staub oval cocotte
Something involving homemade pasta, artichokes, grilled lamb, and lots of wine, with my husband and good friends, outside on the patio.
I’d love to do a pig roast if I ever have a backyard big enough
Two, at the moment
People standing in my way while I’m moving around the kitchen has to be the worst.
I love all the recipes and stories in Hot Sour Salty Sweet, though Mark Bittman’s Minimalist at Home and the Gourmet cookbook are probably the most stained cookbooks in my collection.