Meet and Eat: Hally Wolhandler, Serious Eats Intern

Name: Hally
Location: New York, NY
Occupation: Intern

Guilty pleasures? Cake. I eat cake or cupcakes pretty much every day. I love the Little Cupcake Bakeshop. And it's near the Serious Eats office!

Describe your perfect meal. I like to eat a lot of different things within the same meal. If I could have 30 bites of 30 different things, that would be a perfect meal.

What food won't you eat? Salmon roe really grosses me out.

Favorite food person? I love Ina Garten. I've seen every episode of her show and read all of her books. I'm going to be her for Halloween. We have similar hair.

When did you first realize you were a serious eater? I've always loved eating. I've been doing it since I was a little kid! My mom always talks about finding me on the counter eating a jar of capers when I was two, so maybe that's when I realized I love trying new foods.

What do your family and friends think of your food obsessions? Many of them are pretty serious eaters as well, so we're all obsessed together.

Favorite food sites or blogs? I love Smitten Kitchen. She makes her recipes so accessible, and not overly complicated.

Who's your go-to person for restaurant recommendations? My friend Molly, who always seems to know about a place I haven't heard of, and what has just opened.

What is your favorite meal of the day and where do you get it? I like lunch because it's not as final as dinner. I think my favorite place to eat lunch is Caracas Arepa Bar. They have this sauce that is the best sauce in the world.

Do you ever cook? What's the best dish you make? I cook and bake a lot. I make really, really good biscuits, and a great eggplant pasta sauce.

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