#SeriousSandwich Cookalong Bloggers, part 1

I’ve had the chance to get to know our #Serious Sandwich cookalong bloggers a little bit during the week since we announced the participants, and I’ve found everyone to be a lot of fun, and enthusiastic about food, cookbooks, and Emeril. So that you might all get to know them a little bit better, too, here are some brief bios, in their own words.



I’m Lucy Mercer and I write a blog called A Cook and Her Books. The “cook” is because my favorite room in the house is my kitchen, where I can cook and bake to my heart’s content. The “books” because I’ve spent half my life working as a bookseller and have, hmmm, a few hundred cookbooks, many of them signed by their authors.

I just want to write and share my words with others. My tagline pretty much sums it up: I cook, I write, I carpool. That’s my life.



Susan Benton is the founder of 30AEATS.com, where she shares her passion and twenty years of experience in the food industry as a freelance food and travel journalist. As a nationally recognized recipe developer, Susan also reviews cookbooks for famed chefs and products for corporations. The Gulf Coast native calls the beautiful beaches of Northwest Florida home, and is known for her commitment to promoting local farmers, chefs, artisans, fishermen and businesses.

You can also find dining reviews and advice at 30AEATS.com, 30A EATS on Facebook, and at @fromagechick on Twitter.



Addie Martin is a full-time blogger based in New Orleans. She runs Culicurious and also does partnership work with food-related brands. Her educational background is in both culinary arts and hospitality management. Most recently, Addie worked in advertising for a few years at a prominent local agency. In addition to cooking and her blog, Addie loves to travel, hike, read, and be outdoors.

Culicurious focuses on the table-centered life by presenting mainly recipes but also provides dining, libations, gardening and travel-related content. Each recipe post focuses on educating the reader in the ingredients and cooking techniques used.



Mario J. Porreca is a chef, author, and food personality. Mario studied culinary arts at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, and also completed a three year apprenticeship at The Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mario has co-authored two cookbooks (Isagenix Is Food and The Good, The Bad, The Cookbook) and is currently writing his first solo book all about food and cooking.

He has been a featured chef and guest speaker at numerous grocery stores, chamber of commerce organizations, cooking schools, kitchen stores, television shows, a week long Carnival Cruise, the Google Pittsburgh and Atlanta offices (simultaneously via Google technology), and other conferences for various groups. Mario is also a featured chef at ChefHangout.com.

Along with being featured on monthly cooking segments on WTAJ TV’s Central PA Live and WBRE TV’s PA Live, Mario hosts his own weekly radio show and is in the process of launching his own television show titled: Mario Cooks. He is also releasing his own line of spice blends that will be available on his website. Mario can be reached via his website at: www.MarioCooks.com.



Carrie of Poet in the Pantry was hungry for something more than food. A new experience. A chance to poise the pen while she preheated the oven. She needed a way back into the world. After “retiring” to become a stay-at-home mom to two young children, she found she had lost her way—and her ability to interact with adults. Poet in the pantry was born from this hunger, this need to be an adult again and use those brain cells for more than ABCs and “open wide.” It’s been a delicious journey ever since.

[Happy Blogiversary, Carrie! I hear that Thursday 9/27 will be two years blogging!]



Hi, I’m Kimberly, good food aficionado and lover of all things local and sustainable. I’m also the author behind the food blog Rhubarb and Honey, which chronicles my love affair with food. My culinary style is best described as 80% fresh, local, and sustainable and 20% nostalgic and somewhat bad for you (keeping everything in moderation), and that’s what you’ll find at Rhubarb and Honey. In addition to cooking and writing about food, I love crafts, photography, and iced tea. I’m thrilled to be part of Emeril’s #SeriousSandwich Cookalong, and I can’t wait to share my ideas with you!

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