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Meet the Winner of Your Best Appetizer to Share with Friends

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February  3, 2016

We partnered up with our friends at NatureSweet for our latest contest—Your Best Appetizer to Share with Friends.

A big congratulations to the madeline hall, whose Lumpia (Filipino Egg Rolls) were voted Your Best Appetizer to Share with Friends! Here's a little more about her:

Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way you think about food and/or cooking.
I’m most influenced by my Lola (mom’s mom) and her love of cooking. She immigrated to the U.S. when my mom was young and worked in NYC for a couple of years to save up enough money for my Lolo and their four kids to come. She loved cooking and gardening and just creating in general. When I cook Filipino food, it is more than just cooking to me. It is a way to connect with part of my heritage and preserve the memory of my Lola in some way.

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What's your least favorite kitchen task?
I was fortunate to grow up with a dishwasher, so when we moved to NYC I really hated having to hand-wash the dishes and large pots and pans! I’ve gotten more used to it now, though, and genuinely think the dishes come out cleaner when hand-washed.

Madeline hall's Lolo and Lola.

Your favorite kitchen tool?
My bright yellow Dutch oven! I could cook everything in there.

What is a recipe that's on your list of things to try this year?
Although a bit ambitious, I would love to make homemade croissants!

What's the recipe you're most proud of?
Probably pancit molo (a Filipino wonton soup). After wrapping those dumplings, I always feel so accomplished!

We partnered up with our friends at NatureSweet for our latest contest—Your Best Appetizer to Share with Friends.

3 Comments

Madeline H. February 4, 2016
Thank you Food52!!
 
amysarah February 3, 2016
Congratulations - can't wait to try your lumpia! Your Pancit Molo recipe also calls my name - I'm so intrigued by Filipino cooking, which I'm just starting to explore. I'd love to see any other recipes you feel like sharing!
 
Madeline H. February 4, 2016
Thanks Amy! I do have a few other Filipino recipes on my blog, including pancit, chicken adobo, and pancit molo soup!