About Melissa Pasanen

Melissa Pasanen

Melissa Pasanen is the food editor of Vermont Life and a staff writer for Art of Eating. She also regularly contributes to The Burlington Free Press and previously served as their food and restaurant correspondent for almost seven years. Pasanen is the co-author of Cooking with Shelburne Farms.

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Fennel and Orange

This supple, falling-apart tender pork roast may require a lot of time in the oven, but barely any time at all from the cook.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 55 M
  • 16

Shepherd’s Pie with Caramelized Onions and Cheddar Smash

Chunky mashed potatoes gilded with extra-sharp Cheddar cheese form a halo of sorts for this hallowed shepherd’s pie.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 1

Bacon and Goat Cheese Free-Form Tart

Forget the pan when you make this tart. The edges of the tart crust are folded around sweet caramelized onions, smoky bacon, and rich goat cheese.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
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