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5:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020
Denise Hazime (DedeMed) presents Fig & Mascarpone Crostini
4-5 ripe figs
12-inch French baguette
3 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup fig jam
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
2 tablespoons honey
Denise Hazime is a native Michigander currently living in California. She grew up in a large Lebanese family as the first generation born in the U.S.A. Her love of cooking began at a young age and turned into an online presence in 2006 when she began posting cooking videos on Youtube. With 13 million views on her Youtube videos (DedeMed), she’s known for her easy to follow and healthy recipes. She also has one of the most popular Hummus recipes on the internet and was called the “Queen of the mashed chickpea” on the front page of The Wall Street Journal. She has also appeared on CNN, Coast Magazine and many other nationwide outlets. She was also invited to Food Network’s New York City Wine and Food Festival by Hidden Valley Ranch and won the best sandwich in 2013. Her first cookbook Idiot’s Guides: Mediterranean Diet Cookbook was published in 2014, and her second cookbook 5 Ingredient Mediterranean Cookbook: 101 Easy & Flavorful Recipes for Every Day in 2020. Although her passion is cooking, she enjoys business and currently runs a tech company out of Los Angeles. She was also named to Forbes Business Development Council and has spoken at several entrepreneur and woman in tech events.
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