Anyone who's bumped into a linzarella recipe knows she's cool: honestly, the woman makes her own kombucha. A writer from San Francisco who likes her "veggies cooked" and her "meat raw," linzarella (not to be confused with Cinderella -- no floor scrubbing here) canoodles with flavors whose pairing conventional wisdom would discourage. Fear not, however -- this cook knows fusion. From Coconut Licorice Tapioca to Cucumber Blueberry Mint Smoothie, quirk abounds in her kitchen. Seeking adventurous cooks/eaters willing to go out on a limb with linzarella -- trust us, she won't disappoint!

Linzarella is queen of the morning meal: her Muesli (this authentic Swiss recipe is any self-respecting mushy-cereal lover's dream) and Overnight Miso Porridge come to mind (miso in the morning? Brilliant!). And, she's got nothin' but love for leftovers -- Spaghetti Frittata work for you? This torta di pasta (pasta cake) is smart and delicious. Lest we overlook the elegance of her name, she won the horseradish contest with Sweet and Spicy Horseradish Dressing, a zippy and versatile dressing with clean flavors, and her Classic Root Beer Float from Scratch epitomizes elegant simplicity.

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  • What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
    Rattlesnake. Freshly killed, I might add. 

  • What do you cook when home alone?
    A lot of eggs. 

  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    my sharp knife

  • Your ideal meal:
    tons of vegetables, topped with a big pile of fresh ricotta, all of it drizzled with some peppery olive oil and fancy salt. and some steak tartare or ceviche on the side. i like my veggies cooked and my meat raw.



fo June 29, 2011
felicitations! je manque mon san francisco!
mcs3000 June 28, 2011
Congrats, linzarella! Going to make your miso porridge soon.
lapadia June 28, 2011
Congrats, linzarella, great to meet you in the spotlight!
EmilyC June 28, 2011
Nice to see you in the spotlight, linzarella. I'm going to try your spaghetti frittata the next time I have leftovers!
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linzarella June 28, 2011
Let me know how it turns out!
Panfusine June 28, 2011
congratulations linzarella!
healthierkitchen June 28, 2011
Congrats Linzarella! I've been enjoying your horseradish salad dressing for a while!
Midge June 28, 2011
Nice to see you spotlighted linzarella. I've got my eye on your muesli, love the pomegranate seeds idea!
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linzarella June 28, 2011
GAH! Thanks everyone! I just moved and haven't had a home cooked meal in days...after many hours of carrying boxes up and down stairs, I decided to check food52 and daydream about grocery shopping. And the first thing I see is this - what a lovely surprise :)
hardlikearmour June 28, 2011
Congrats on your spotlight! I'm still intrigued by your coconut-licorice tapioca, and am glad the editor's reminded me of it.
mrslarkin June 27, 2011
Yay linzarella! Nice to see you in the spotlight!
Fairmount_market June 27, 2011
Congratulations! I'm looking forward to trying your miso overnight porridge.
fiveandspice June 27, 2011
Great to see you spotlighted Linzarella!
drbabs June 27, 2011
So nice to see you in the spotlight. I tested that cucumber-blueberry smoothie for editors' pick and it was sublime!
inpatskitchen June 27, 2011
Congrats on your spotlight!....I too like the meat raw ( but the veggies can go both ways!)
boulangere June 27, 2011
Nice to see someone from the homeland featured. You might just make a muesli person out of me.
Kitchen B. June 29, 2011
Congrats linzarella and boulangere - you make me smile. The homeland indeed!
Sadassa_Ulna June 27, 2011
Congratulations Linzarella!
Sagegreen June 27, 2011
So nice to see the spotlight on you. Loved your kombucha! I know what you mean about the Swiss breakfast, too. You have a great set of recipes.