Danielle Strain

Director of Culinary Production, Digital 

What do you do on a daily basis?
I think about producing awesome digital food videos that will capture viewers all day, everyday!

Who is your culinary icon?
Lidia Bastianich, Jamie Oliver, Jose Garces and Michael Symon

Who is your favorite food TV personality, past or present?
Julia Child, Alton Brown and Guy Fieri

What’s your favorite cookbook?
Michael Symon's Live to Cook

What dish or ingredient will we never catch you eating?
Tripe

What’s your favorite condiment?
Mustard, salsa verde and hot sauce

What’s the first dish you learned to make?
Mac and cheese

Sweet tooth, salt tooth or both?
Both

What kitchen tool can’t you live without?

My flat wooden spoon and a microplane

What music do you like to listen to in the kitchen?
Anything that makes me sing and dance (alternative, oldies, rock, etc.)

What’s your favorite food scene from a movie?
The lickable wallpaper in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory ("the snozzberries taste like snozzberries!") and the food fight in Hook.

What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage?
Wine (red, white and rose)

If you weren’t in food, what career would you have liked to have tried?

Florist

What’s your favorite “food city” to visit?

Portland, Oregon

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