Author Archives: Emily Wasserman

About Emily Wasserman

Hi! My name is Emily and I'm a writer based in St. Louis. If I was stranded on an island and could request three items of food, they would be pain au chocolat, enchiladas, and Neapolitan pizza.

Swedish Almond Cake

Last week, I read an article by Dorie Greenspan in The New York Times Magazine about the Swedish custom of fika, or twice-daily breaks where people drink coffee, eat something sweet, and talk. We need more of that in America. I … Continue reading

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Chocolate Sea Salt Rugelach

I spent most of December traveling with a few baking projects scattered in toward the end of the month. I meant to make rugelach around Hanukkah, but I put it off until after the new year. I’m kind of glad … Continue reading

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Vegan Samoa Shepherd’s Pie

I have been SLACKING with my blog posts lately. Part of it is because, believe it or not, I got tendonitis in my thumb. The hazards of a writer’s life are real. The other part is, I’ve just been really … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Red Lentil Stew

This slow cooker red lentil stew is one of the best things I’ve made this year, or maybe ever. It all started when I went to Small Business Saturday with my friend Anna. We had lunch at Union Loafers, a … Continue reading

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Cooking My Way Through ‘A Forest Feast,’ Part II: Warm Goat Cheese and Fig Salad

Now comes the recipe from “The Forest Feast” cookbook that inspired me to buy the book in the first place: Warm goat cheese and fig salad. What is warm goat cheese? you may ask. Well, it’s nothing short of heaven. … Continue reading

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Pain au Chocolat

Since making pain aux raisins went so well a few weeks ago, I decided to continue my French baking journey and make pain au chocolat over the weekend. Little did I know that the process would span three days, and … Continue reading

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Cooking My Way Through ‘A Forest Feast,’ Part I: Lemony Pasta Fagioli

A few weeks ago, I was browsing around Left Bank Books, one of my favorite bookstores in St. Louis, when I stumbled upon “The Forest Feast Mediterranean” cookbook. I’d never heard of Erin Gleeson or her “Forest Feast” series, but … Continue reading

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