A Missouri native, Emily Farris grew up eating casseroles. After moving to New York City in 2000, she began to make her own, and learned that her mother’s green bean casserole was, in fact, not her mother’s — it was the Durkee Onion recipe. Since this devastating revelation, she has committed her life to creating and discovering original casserole recipes and her Annual Casserole Party has been featured in the New York Times, New York Post, Time Out New York and Gawker.
As a freelance writer and editor, Emily has contributed to Gourmet.com, BUST, Women’s Wear Daily, CNN.com, My Midwest, The Frisky, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, Slashfood.com, Urban Farm Magazine, ELLEDECOR.com, Edible Brooklyn as well as many publications and websites you’ve probably never heard of. She also spent a long time editing Nerve.com’s pop culture blog, Scanner. Her first cookbook, “Casserole Crazy: Hot Stuff for Your Oven,” was published by Penguin in 2008. Her proudest accomplishment, however, came in the fifth grade, when she won the D.A.R.E essay contest.
Emily returned to her hometown of Kansas City in 2009 after nearly nine years in New York. She now lives in Kansas City with her fiance Kyle, her cat, her dog and her well-stocked liquor cabinet (because she has room for a liquor cabinet). She collects turquoise trinkets, vintage Pyrex and the letter “Q.”
These days, Emily works as a cookbook publicist, and makes absolutely no money editing and podcasting at feed me kc.
P.S. She’d really like to be a judge on Iron Chef. You hear that Food Network? You hear?
Photo by Daniel Delaney. | All content © 2012 Emily Farris.