Marie HermanssonApex, North Carolina, US
Illustrator and surface designer
Recipes By Marie Hermansson
Edible flowers are everywhere! Some are very familiar, and some are surprising to discover. You might even have some already in your garden without realizing it. Perhaps you'll want to sow seeds and grow your own to add more color and flavor to your cooking!
Seasonal libations from around the world feature common spices like cinnamon, cloves, allspice, vanilla and orange peel. Cafe de Olla from Mexico, Bombardino from Italy, Wassail from England, Glogg from Sweden an Coquito from Puerto Rico. Drink up and Happy Holidays!
Fave Memory: The best food memory I have is of growing up in the food culture of Louisiana between the ages of five and nine years old. My family and I would go to to Cajun food festivals and eat crawfish, fried frog legs and alligator stew. We'd go every year to Mardi Gras and eat the fine Creole food of New Orleans. At home my mother made the best gumbo you've ever eaten. As an adult I understand that this period of my life was critical to the "foodie" adult that I am now. Not afraid to try anything once and appreciative of the rich and varied food cultures of the World.
Super Food Entry, Moroccan style. The tagine is a traditional cooking method using a conical shaped terracotta pot. However, you can cook this dish with whatever you have on hand. Super foods such as pumpkin, eggplant, and garlic pair with super spices such as turmeric, cinnamon and ginger to make a savory stew for those cold weather months. Pair with protein packed quinoa or more traditionally couscous.