Contest Winners

Winner of Your Best Recipe with Cardamom

February 16, 2011

Congratulations to SavvyJulie, whose Clementine Pound Cake won this week's contest for Your Best Recipe with Cardamomearning her a beautiful Chroma Titanium Spice Grinder from Williams-Sonoma, plus big prizes from VikingOXO and Tiny Prints, and a spot in the next food52 cookbook!



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Q&A with SavvyJulie

  • Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way you think about food and/or cooking. 
  • My dad and I used to make chocolate chip pancakes on the weekends. When the pancakes folded in on themselves when I tried to flip them, we'd try to figure out what they looked like. We ended up with a lot of "lion" and "heart" pancakes at the beginning! It taught me that cooking is meant to be fun and to make the most of your mistakes.
  • What's your least favorite food?
  • Olives. I've tried them again and again, but to no avail...I still don't like them!
  • Describe your most spectacular kitchen disaster.
  • I took up canning last summer, and my first attempt at jelly was an utter flop. I let the jelly cook for too long, and it was rock-hard once it cooled! You can imagine how fun those jars were to clean out...
  • What is your idea of comfort food?
  • Warm carbs. Fresh bagels, macaroni and cheese... mmmm.
  • Apron or no apron?
  • Apron!
  • What's your favorite food-related scene in a movie?
  • The scene in One Fine Day with Michelle Pfeiffer's character and the kids where they are all eating at Serendipity and sharing sundaes and frozen hot chocolate. 
  • If you could make a show-stopping dinner for one person, living or dead, who would it be?
  • My gramma on my mom's side of the family.
  • You prefer to cook: a. alone, b. with others, c. it depends on your mood
  • a. Alone. (usually)
  • When it comes to tidying up, you usually: a. clean as you cook, b. do all the dishes once you've finished cooking, c. leave the kitchen a shambles for your spouse/roommate/kids to clean.
  • I try for "a. clean as you cook," but it often ends up being more like "c. leave the kitchen a shambles for your spouse to clean"....

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Kitchen B. February 17, 2011
Congratulations - as a citrus lover, I've found a new favourite. Well done
monkeymom February 17, 2011
beautiful recipe! congratulations on your win!
lapadia February 16, 2011
Congrats...and I love your website!
TiggyBee February 16, 2011
Congrats SavvyJulie on your beautiful cake!!
healthierkitchen February 16, 2011
Congratulations savvyjulie! Will have to try this!
gingerroot February 16, 2011
Congratulations! Loved reading your Q & A...can't wait for your next recipe.
cookinginvictoria February 16, 2011
Congratulations, Julie! I look forward to making your winning pound cake recipe, but I think first I must try to make your clementine brownies. Just saw your blog and they look amazing!
MaryMaryCulinary February 16, 2011
Congratulations! Must try this cake, as I'm a cardamom addict.
hardlikearmour February 16, 2011
Congrats, Julie. You're a great addition to the food52 family!
cheese1227 February 16, 2011
Lovely recipe!
aargersi February 16, 2011
Big congratulations! Nice to know you - did you solve your jelly woes?
singing_baker February 16, 2011
Congrats! You deserve it!
JessicaVogel February 16, 2011
Congrats Julie!!
Midge February 16, 2011
lastnightsdinner February 16, 2011
Congratulations! Love your Q&A!
drbabs February 16, 2011
Congratulations, Julie! So nice to get to know you! And clementine brownies? Please post the recipe!