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  Hot Smoked Salmon, Soba Noodles & Asian Greens Salad

Cheese1227, a food writer living in central Pennsylvania, is as dedicated to the food52 community as they come. In addition to submitting dozens of lovely recipes, she has also regularly tested Editors' Picks, reported on and photographed food52 potlucks, and even hosted the recent food52 Canorama.


Her writing chops are evident in her thoughtful headnotes and instructions for recipes like Hot Smoked Salmon, Soba and Asian Greens Salad and Retro Raspberry Lime Rickeys, both of which achieved Finalist status, and on her blog, where she details adventures and insights from trading in a "fat-salaried tech writing job for a culinary school apron," as she puts it.

While on holiday in the UK with her family for the next month, she may be less active on food52 (or maybe not -- we said she was dedicated!), but we're looking forward to the stories and recipes she'll share on her return. See cheese1227's profile page and fan her here.

Read cheese1227's profile Q&A below:


  • What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
  • What do you cook when home alone?
    Fridge pasta
  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    German knives
  • Your ideal meal:
    An appetizer with bacon in some form, a spiced lamb dish with creamy potatoes, greens with a simple French dressing, cheeses with figs.
  • Something you'd like a chance to eat or cook:
    A whole lamb
  • The number of bottles of wine you own:
  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
    8 plus hosts/hostesses
  • Kitchen pet peeve:
    People who walk between my work space and my stovetop
  • Your favorite cookbook:
    How To Cook Everything