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Former Wilton Resident Among Finalists On 'Food Network Star'

Former Wilton resident Emma Frisch is one of 12 finalists on Food Network Star, a television show that begins in June.
Former Wilton resident Emma Frisch is one of 12 finalists on Food Network Star, a television show that begins in June. Photo Credit: Food Network website

WILTON, Conn. – Former Wilton resident Emma Frisch is one of 12 finalists on season 10 of the "Food Network Star." The show premieres on Sunday, June 1, at 9 p.m.

Frisch, 30, graduated from Wilton High School and from the University of Pennsylvania with an individualized concentration in food studies and a bachelor's in environmental studies and public health. She started her own food blog, Frisch Kitchen (formerly Cayuga St. Kitchen), in 2011.

On her biography on the Food Network page , Frisch is described as “the girl next door who has traveled the world – she is a first-generation American who comes from an Italian and British background, and has family members on five continents.”

On EmmaFrisch.com , she said she was largely taught cooking by her mother, Fenella Pearson. She was also influenced by friends and “my olive-oil stained cookbooks.”

“I believe anyone can become fearless in the kitchen, and I love teaching people how to boost their kitchen confidence with simple, ingredient-driven recipes,'' she said on the website. "My approach to food is simple: food with roots.  I’m inspired by ingredients and family recipes that tell a story about land and culture.  I love how food gives us a way to pass down wisdom, history and memories through generations, whether by sharing a recipe or a meal around the table,’’ she wrote on her website.

Frisch's parents now live in Norwalk.

More information about the show is on the The Food Network website .