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aargersi is a marketing database manager living in Austin who's responsible for both the winning Nose-to-Tail recipe (Barbacoa Beef Cheek Tacos) and the runner-up in our post-Thanksgiving contest (Thankful for Leftover Turkey Jambalaya). She also happens to be married to La452 (aka Mr L., of tangy, peppercorn-studded Mr. L's Potatoes fame). There is always a devilish sense of humor and a penchant for adventure and whimsy in the recipes aargersi dreams up, like She Sells Sea Shells, Tea Rice and Outside the Box Brownies. She's also of the all-caps and emoticons school of expressive writing, so her recipes read as though she's about to burst out of the computer to share a gardening story or let us in on the fact that she ate most of her Cranberry Tangerine Chutney as soon as she was done making it. Now how often do you see that kind of gusto in a print magazine? Thanks, aargersi, for adding your wonderful voice to the choir that is the food52 community! Check out aargersi's profile page and fan her here.

Read her profile Q&A below:

  • What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
    bacon ice cream with blueberry compote and it is DELICIOUS
  • What do you cook when home alone?
    Well, now that I have seen all of the great dinner for one recipes, could be anything!!!
  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    Very fond of my automatic floor cleaner - aka Ginger Snap the JRT. And my onion goggles (used almost daily!) And of course not a POSSESSION, but my co-chef, sous chef, taster, food stylist and IDEA MAN - Mr L
  • Your ideal meal:
    rabbit gnocchi with shaved truffles, eggplant parmesan on the side, and a brunello. In Montalcino.
  • Something you'd like a chance to eat or cook:
    A goose. My friend roasted a goose for Thanksgiving and now I feel I must too.
  • The number of bottles of wine you own:
    around 80
  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
  • Kitchen pet peeve:
    People setting stuff all over the counters when I am in there cooking, and I can NOT cook on a dirty stove.
  • Your favorite cookbook:
    I just got a collection of military wives cookbooks from my mother in law, they are from the 50s and 60s and they are a hoot!