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


Our newest contest theme, Your Finest Summer season Salad, challenged our gifted and inventive group to create a salad utilizing the plethora of contemporary and scrumptious produce obtainable in the summertime. We will at all times rely on our group to rally collectively, and the entries didn’t disappoint.

We examined and tasted our means via a powerful array of salads, and though it was troublesome, we had been in a position to slim it down to 2: QueenSashy’s Late Summer season 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 traditional, loaded with taste from the pairing of roasted and contemporary tomatoes, kimchi, and herbs.

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

Tomato Confit and Kimchi Panzanella

Congratulations, Arisa! Everybody cherished your salad. We’re excited to be taught extra about you and your profitable recipe within the Q&A under. We additionally wish to congratulate QueenSashy whose Late Summer season 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’ve got made thus far this yr? The matzah ball soup I made for Rosh Hashanah this yr was spectacular. My husband, Andrew, comes from Jewish background, and his dad who tried the soup mentioned “it’s the finest matzah ball soup [he] ever had!” My secret ingredient is a splash of fish sauce. Sure, it’s not a typical ingredient in Jewish meals, but it surely immediately provides a depth to my selfmade rooster bone broth!

Describe your most spectacular kitchen catastrophe. Oh, there are various episodes of kitchen catastrophe! My most up-to-date one was my try and make dumplings with tofu as a substitute of floor meat. I wished 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 in any case, however even my four-year-old, who’s the best eater, didn’t wish to have the second chew!

What’s your thought 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 thought 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 sporting an apron, and I even purchased a cute one to put on it. By some means I at all times appear to neglect to place it on, and by the point I keep 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 gives [Michael] his tomato sauce how-to. It’s my favourite film to start out with, however the specific scene does such a improbable job portraying household, its ties and its custom. I additionally love Clemenza’s recommendation itself from the scene: “…somewhat little bit of sugar, and that’s my trick.” It’s such an amazing 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 prepare dinner for, and why? My household! My husband and my four-year-old boy are the explanation I actually began cooking. My mother is a good residence prepare dinner, and I at all times cherished meals since I used to be little, but it surely was not till I had my very own little household that I began cooking and have become a greater prepare dinner. I really like cooking for them and [sitting] down collectively to eat and speak about bugs, which is my son’s present favourite subject!

Photograph by Arisa Slutsky

Photograph by Arisa Slutsky

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

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