For The Kitchn, that judge is Marisa McCLellan of Slashfood and Fork You! We've been admirers of Marisa's writing, video blogging, and all-round cooking for a long time. Here's a little more about her, including her favorite kitchen tool and proudest kitchen DIY! Marisa lives in Philadelphia, PA, and she has a wonderfully funny and interesting video blog called Fork You!, where she and a team of friends create videos on everything from beekeeping to jam-making to bread-baking. It's a great set of videos; check it out here:
She also has been the lead blogger at the giant food blog Slashfood, although she tells us that her gig there will be ending soon. That's a shame, as she is our favorite blogger there.
Marisa will be choosing her favorite from all the Jumpstart entries, so we thought we'd get to know her a little more, along with her own favorite kitchen DIY.What's your favorite kitchen tool? I have a hard time picking just one, so I grabbed the four that I most love. A small, flat whisk (I fell in love with this item after watching Nigella Lawson use a similar one on Nigella Bites, more than seven years ago. She raved about it and she was totally right, it's the best); an worn wooden spoon that feels just right in my hand; my microplane (really, it needs no explanation) and the perfect silicone spatula (handle is encased in the silicone, to prevent separate and the growth of nasty bacteria inside the spatula head). [All pictured above!]
What was the last thing you cooked?
Sunday, I spent most of the day cooking. I made scrambled eggs, bacon and pancakes for my fiance (we both love having savory and sweet in the same meal). Later in the day, I used my 40+ year old slow cooker to turn a pork butt into pulled pork and I finished the day off with a batch of granola, which I sadly overcooked.