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Recipe Contest Winner – Food52’s Finest Summer time Salad Group Contest

Our newest contest theme, Your Finest Summer time Salad, challenged our proficient and inventive neighborhood to create a salad utilizing the plethora of contemporary and scrumptious produce out there in the summertime. We will at all times depend on our neighborhood to rally collectively, and the entries didn’t disappoint.

We examined and tasted our means by means of a formidable array of salads, and though it was troublesome, we had been capable of slim it down to 2: QueenSashy’s Late Summer time Tomato Corn Verrines , a candy salad with a spicy kick, playfully served in a jar showcases the very best of summer season produce, and Arisa Slutsky’s Tomato Confit and Kimchi Panzanella, a inventive tackle an Italian basic, loaded with taste from the pairing of roasted and contemporary tomatoes, kimchi, and herbs.

Thanks as soon as once more to our neighborhood who solid their votes to assist us determine on a successful salad. The neighborhood has spoken, and we’ve got a winner. Cue the drumroll….

Tomato Confit and Kimchi Panzanella

Congratulations, Arisa! Everybody cherished your salad. We’re excited to study extra about you and your successful recipe within the Q&A under. We additionally need to congratulate QueenSashy whose Late Summer time Tomato Corn Verrines was completely scrumptious.

What’s your least favourite meals? Black licorice! I don’t perceive why individuals prefer it (however I like fennel which individuals say tastes like licorice)!

What’s the neatest thing you have made to date this 12 months? The matzah ball soup I made for Rosh Hashanah this 12 months was spectacular. My husband, Andrew, comes from Jewish background, and his dad who tried the soup stated “it’s the finest matzah ball soup [he] ever had!” My secret ingredient is a splash of fish sauce. Sure, it isn’t a typical ingredient in Jewish meals, nevertheless it immediately provides a depth to my do-it-yourself hen bone broth!

Describe your most spectacular kitchen catastrophe. Oh, there are a lot of episodes of kitchen catastrophe! My most up-to-date one was my try to make dumplings with tofu as a substitute of floor meat. I needed to make [the] dumplings [a] little wholesome, however the ultimate product was steamed mush. The feel was terrible, and there was no taste in any respect. I served it for dinner anyhow, however even my four-year-old, who’s the best eater, didn’t need to have the second chew!

What’s your concept of consolation meals? My go to consolation meals is an enormous bowl of matzah ball soup, my adopted consolation meals, or egg rice porridge which my mother at all times made for me after I was a child. I make these when my member of the family is feeling underneath the climate or if I merely crave consolation meals. So I suppose my concept of consolation meals is scorching liquid with starch! Scorching udon noodle is one other favourite 🙂

Apron or no apron? No apron! I really like the thought of carrying an apron, and I even purchased a cute one to put on it. Someway I at all times appear to neglect to place it on, and by the point I bear in mind it, I already made a stain on my white shirt, so why would I attempt to put it on at that time?!

What’s your favourite food-related scene in a film? My final favourite meals scene is from the timeless masterpiece, The Godfather, the place Clemenza provides [Michael] his tomato sauce how-to. It’s my favourite film to begin with, however the explicit scene does such a unbelievable job portraying household, its ties and its custom. I additionally love Clemenza’s recommendation itself from the scene: “…just a little little bit of sugar, and that’s my trick.” It’s such an important cooking tip. I virtually at all times add a pinch of sugar to sauces and dressings I make! It simply balances issues out so properly.

Who’s somebody you’d like to cook dinner for, and why? My household! My husband and my four-year-old boy are the rationale I actually began cooking. My mother is a superb house cook dinner, and I at all times cherished meals since I used to be little, nevertheless it was not till I had my very own little household that I began cooking and have become a greater cook dinner. I really like cooking for them and [sitting] down collectively to eat and speak about bugs, which is my son’s present favourite matter!

Picture by Arisa Slutsky

Picture by Arisa Slutsky

We hope you had an opportunity to make Arisa’s scrumptious salad. You possibly can congratulate her and our runner up QueenSashy within the remark part.


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