Annie Hauck-Lawson, Ph.D., R.D.
Brooklyn Mompost Founder
A registered dietitian and master composter, Dr. Annie Hauck-Lawson founded Brooklyn Mompost: a composting service dedicated to teaching composting and green living at events all over the city. As a mother of two, Annie has tailored her composting abilities to include children. Learn more about Annie Hauck-Lawson below and learn how to turn kitchen scraps into “black gold” with Brooklyn Mompost!
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What was your favorite food to eat as a child?
Freshly whipped cream
Do you have children? If so, what do you like to make for them or with them?
I cook from scratch almost every night and I have both a daughter and a son who are now young adults. Broccoli rabe was their first vegetable fed to them at six months and, growing up, Alana Grace loved bowls of pasta topped with broccoli rabe sautéed in olive oil and garlic with lots of grated pecorino cheese. Phillip Hunter loves steak or chicken breast ‘socks’; the meat is wrapped in bacon strips & cooked in a cast iron pan.
What is your favorite childhood memory in the kitchen?
My father cooked daily breakfast for us. ‘Eggs in the Nest’ was one Sunday specialty. He put a ring of hot mashed potatoes or steaming rice with melted cheese on a big plate and set sunny-side up eggs in the middle. Dad put it in the center of the breakfast table and we spooned out our portions from there.
What was your favorite recipe to help make when you were a kid?
Everything except liver, as I was my Mother’s right hand/prep cook before dinner. I peeled and chopped vegetables and made salad while she was at the stove. Hard to pin it down to one thing (my Mom is a great cook), but I’ll say artichokes made in a pressure cooker with garlic and olive oil, then served with melted butter alongside. Or maybe skirt steak pinwheels with wine sauce.