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Kitchen Careers: What’s Gaby Cooking, Food Blogger

Kitchen Careers is a regular feature that goes behind-the-scenes with chefs, bloggers, critics and others in the food industry to get the inside scoop on what its like to cook, or eat, for a living.

Gaby Dalkin is “What’s Gaby Cooking”, a food blog were she shares her simple sassy recipes focused on great ingredients. Gaby is a personal chef, a graduate of culinary school, a professional recipe developer, food photographer and stylist. She has a large following on Facebook and Twitter, and Gaby can be found on Pinterest and Tasty Kitchen.

Who is your culinary icon?

I really love Giada DeLaurentiis. Her food is clean and the flavors are always fabulous!

Why do you love to cook?

I love to cook because I love feeding people. I enjoy having all my friends over and cooking a big lavish dinner, or a simple pasta dish. I just love having everyone together to bond over a meal and spend quality time with each other.

Shrimp and Avocado Tostada from "What's Gaby Cooking"

What is the best part about being a food blogger?

My favorite part of being a food blogger is the community it creates. I’ve made some of my best friends through food blogging! And of course I love being able to try lots of new flavors and ingredients that are brought to my attention through my food blog!

Gaby's BLT Pizza

Who would you want to battle on Iron Chef?

Bobby Flay!

What was your first published recipe?

Pesto Chicken Pizza! It’s my go-to quick and easy weeknight meal.

What three PBS personalities would you invite to dinner?

Cookie Monster, Julia Child, and Eric Ripert.

What meal/snack is your guilty pleasure?

Guacamole!

What is your favorite food city?

Los Angeles! It’s a melting pot of so many different cuisines. If I got to pick another favorite food city – it would have to be Austin, Texas!

What is your favorite under appreciated kitchen tool?

I’m obsessed with my immersion blender and use it for everything I can possibly think of!

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake from "What's Gaby Cooking"

In one tweet (140 characters or less)- what is your culinary style?

My culinary style is simple, sassy and eclectic food that focuses on great ingredients!

When outside the kitchen, how do you spend your time?

Traveling and exploring new cultures so I can bring new influences back into my kitchen!

Gaby's twist on fries- Carne Asada Fries

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