Holiday iPad App

What Comes After 52?

August 26, 2011 • 64 Comments

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As some of you have probably noticed and started scratching your heads about, we've come to the end of Week 52 of Year 2, meaning we've created two whole cookbooks together as the Food52 community (the first one will hit store shelves October 25th and the second a year after that -- more on this soon!).

But what does that mean for next week? If we aren't building a cookbook, what are we doing, exactly? Well, in the past two years, Food52 has stayed true to its roots as a site that crowd-sources and curates recipes -- and, most importantly, celebrates great cooks -- but it has grown into much more than that. It's a living, and thriving, food community online (and from time to time, in person) -- one that is unlike any other. We share recipes, and test each other's recipes. We help each other out of cooking pickles and debate the top stories in food news. And we're not going anywhere.

We have a lot in store this fall, but for our next, most immediate trick, we want to try something a little different. We'd like to build a holiday iPad app together over the next couple months -- which means we would see the results of our collective efforts by this coming holiday season.

So you'll start to notice our contest themes thinking ahead a bit, with festive holiday entertaining in mind. First up: Your Best Greens.

We'll also be switching up our contest schedule slightly -- now contests will run a bit longer, but we'll also be photographing more of our tested Editors' Picks, bringing back Wildcard winners and, in between contests, there will be more ways for you to get involved.

We're excited about all of these changes, and there's more where they came from. Stay tuned and keep cooking with us -- here's to the next 52!

 

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almost 3 years ago Allison Cay Parker

Love this idea! And as others here have noted... you just bolstered my argument for an iPad. (Though I hope you will in fact do Android, too, so the app can be used by the greatest number of people.)

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almost 3 years ago Sasha (Global Table Adventure)

I'm looking forward to a user-built app. Sounds very groundbreaking to me... Congrats on all the great changes.

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almost 3 years ago Susan Roy Nelson

I LOVE this website and am looking forward to using my iPad more and more.

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almost 3 years ago jjpete

I'm reading this on an iPad, too. Hooray and can't wait for the app!

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almost 3 years ago cookinginvictoria

Great news and what a wonderful project! Count me in as one of the home cooks who didn't think she needed an ipad until now, LOL. Just wanted to ask about the new contest deadlines. I thought that the ipad contests would run for a little longer? Or will they conclude in six days like the cookbook contests?

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almost 3 years ago The Hackney Pearl

I own an award winning restaurant in London, UK called the Hackney Pearl. I'm thrilled to have stumbled across this website with thoughtful writing and quality seasonal recipes. Most community recipe websites are terrible. This one is fantastic. Thank you.

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almost 3 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

Thanks, JMarie, for your lovely comment! Everyone who participates in and runs this site works incredibly hard, and we try to do all we can to publicly recognize the efforts and great talents of both food52 members and staff.

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almost 3 years ago JMarie

It's a pleasure. Being a foodie doesn't mean I know what to make for dinner. I have shelves of cookbooks, but Food52's energy and delight make for inspiration. And every time I have brought a Food52 dish to a gathering there are always great reviews and requests for the recipe. So thank you all!

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Who profits? We all do, all in different ways. I think it's fantastic that the site has evolved to the point that it sustains those of you who clearly work very hard to not only maintain it, but grow it as well. I hope you're lots of virtual rounds of applause right now. Because of your work and the vision behind it, we all profit à table from the work participants devote generously, so generously to contributing their own best, well, work. Thank you so much.

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almost 3 years ago JMarie

Food52 is community organizing at its best. I salute these talented writers and cooks who have used technology to celebrate the diversity of fresh and local food. I hope there are financial and goodwill gains for them - and yes that means profit. And we have profited from their work; their willingness to organize and communicate benefits us all. I'm ready to download!

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almost 3 years ago jlsm

Where are the profits going? Great about crowd sourcing and great about the use of various technologies. And, yes, I understand you all put an enormous amount of work into this. But I can't help but think you all are profiting from others' work.

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almost 3 years ago creamtea

We are all willing participants; no one is forced to contribute! And recipes remain the "property" of those posting. A win for everyone, in my opinion. It's nice to be recognized and appreciated as a home cook. celebrity chefs are so very overrated.

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almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Second Cream tea... The intellectual rights of all the recipes is retained with the contributor... the reward is the incomparable exposure to dishes from the world over that is impossible to get from any individual book.

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almost 3 years ago cheese1227

Just one point of clarification, I believe that if your recipe wins and is included in one of the projects, the copyright is owned by Food52. That said, the value of the prizes is HUGE compensation for one recipe!

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almost 3 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

If your recipe wins, you still retain the right to reprint it yourself anywhere you please -- it's a shared copyright.

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almost 3 years ago cheese1227

I understand the personal use thing (which covers posting it on a blog, right?), but I as the developer can't sell it to another publication, correct?

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almost 3 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

As the owner of the recipe, you have the right to sell your own original content (not including our photos or headnotes) to another publication, or to publish it on your own. (We hold a non-exclusive copyright.)

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almost 3 years ago cheese1227

I stand corrected. Thanks for the clarification. So then the kitchen bling is just an added bonus to the spot in the plubished Food52 project! Excellent!

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almost 3 years ago napamat

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almost 3 years ago bigpan

Have a contest to name the app ! (and maybe even a contest for the app icon design)

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almost 3 years ago ironstring

I hope you'll make the app Android-accessible? The iPad is neat, no doubt about it, but some of us just can't handle the price tag and have less expensive, Android devices.

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almost 3 years ago Sarah Doering

What a great idea but please develop an app for android devices while you are at it!

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almost 3 years ago Food odyssea

Yes, yes, an IPAD app!!

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almost 3 years ago Barbara Smith

what is the exact name of the app. please.

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almost 3 years ago Barbara Smith

What is the exact name of app. please

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almost 3 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

We don't have one yet, but we'll let you know when we do!

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almost 3 years ago cookease

How;s about doing the new app (GREAT IDEA) so that those of us left in the Windows world could be apart of it?? You DO have the most interesting/useful site!

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almost 3 years ago Anitalectric

Anita is a vegan pastry chef & founder of Electric Blue Baking Co. in Brooklyn.

Exciting news! CHEERS

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I may just have to break down and get that iPad I've been lusting after, in my heart.

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I am going to have break down also, I have a mac laptop. I wonder why you cannot get the app on an apple product, Well its just the excuse i need to get an ipad!

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about 3 years ago gzalis

I'm reading this on my iPad.....through FLIP (an app for iPad). Great you'll have your own app soon!

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

The more I think about this, the more interesting it seems. Amanda and Merrill, you and your team consistently come up with wonderful additions and enhancements to the site, but this is one of the best yet. I seem to think I've seen more than a few questions on foodpickle about when food52 will have an app. So bravo for forging ahead a brand new direction. And thank you as well for finding a whole new way for all of us to participate in sharing great food with an even greater family.

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about 3 years ago gzalis

Reading this on my iPad ......through FLIP (an app for iPad) .......Great you'll have your own soon!

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about 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Dear Amanda, Merrill, and all the Food52 elves, I am in awe of you. You've created a wonderful community, and that you're willing and able to stay in the forefront of technology and keep the content and experience current is quite amazing to me. I'm impressed with your creativity and the culture you've built from the very beginning of Food52. So here's to the next phase! Looking forward to what you have up your sleeves in the fall, and to celebrating the publication of the first book. Much love and gratitude.

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about 3 years ago healthierkitchen

Always amazed at your great ideas! I'm looking forward to seeing how food52 evolves- it's always so organic and fitting.

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about 3 years ago WinnieAb

FUN!

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about 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Love it! To infinity and beyond! (I can't even remember where that line comes from. I'll probably be embarrassed once I do.)

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about 3 years ago healthierkitchen

Toy story?

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about 3 years ago healthierkitchen

Buzz lightyear

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about 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Ha! You're so right!

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about 3 years ago wssmom

Now I will have to get an ipad!

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks for continually growing this wonderful community!

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about 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I need the app now! Hurry!

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almost 3 years ago cookingintheheights

Very cool idea. I now do about 50% of my cooking from food52 on an iPad, in both my home and when on vacation or visiting ... Am tapping this out as I lie in bed having a little read befor e snoozing...

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about 3 years ago dymnyno

I was wondering when there would be a food52 app. Can you explain it further? (and, I love my iPad...take it everywhere!) Is the app for iphone too?

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about 3 years ago garlic&lemon

I want to suggest "Your best latkes" for the holiday app. The regional variations - latke jalapeno poppers, anyone?- would surely be amazing! Alternatively, "Your best Hannuka foods" would cast a wider net. Is this holiday app going to include Thanksgiving? At our house, people come out of the woodwork (and my nephew comes home from Abu Dabi) to participate in a semi-potluck multicultural blowout for Thanksgiving that lasts all day! Maybe we can also share how we do the holidays as well as the recipes; the context makes the food even more delicious!

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about 3 years ago Panfusine

they had a potato pancake theme last year: http://www.food52.com/contests...

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almost 3 years ago stilllifewithwhisk

Love this idea!!!

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I really appreciate the extra day on the deadline.

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

iPad here I come...

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about 3 years ago Panfusine

really looking forward to seeing the Ipad app! although the feeling of emptiness w.r.t the cook book themes still lingers!

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about 3 years ago SKK

Now there is another reason to get an iPad! Very happy we are doin this.

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about 3 years ago Waverly

Food 52 is always a great adventure.

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about 3 years ago gingerroot

Cheers everyone! Here's to another fabulous 52. Maybe I do need that iPad for my birthday, after all (lol, only food52 would change my mind about something my husband has wanted to get me and I've consistently resisted...until right now.)

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about 3 years ago nogaga

Very cool! As to this week's theme: does endive count as a green?

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about 3 years ago checker

I’ve been wondering what Food52 was cooking up for an iPad app. This sounds like a great idea! My fiancé came up with an interesting idea, which might be a major challenge to pull off but I know I would love to experience. He suggested Food52 pop-up restaurants all over the country, featuring the recipes from local Food52 members. A different spin on the locavore movement, I suppose, and a way to showcase the stellar recipes being created in the home kitchens of a specific community. Ideally those Food52 cooks would consult with the restaurant, and maybe even spend some time in the kitchen. There is a wonderful seasonal and regional influence to the recipes shared on Food52, and I think it would be great fun to travel the country and see how real people are using the food of their time and place to feed their friends and families. But enough of my sales pitch – congratulations on another successful book! Looking forward to what is next!

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about 3 years ago cheese1227

Just another nail in the coffin of my husband's argument that I don't need an iPad. Now I'll need one by Christmas!

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about 3 years ago Panfusine

YAAY, thanks for the idea... Now to drill that sentiment into my other half as well!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I think this is very exciting. Love the ipad app!! Can't wait to see what else is in store for us.

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

I love that you continue to improve upon what's already a great site. The iPad app is a genius idea, and I can't wait to see what other changes you have in store for us!

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about 3 years ago lastnightsdinner

VERY cool. Here's to what's next!

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

This sounds very interesting, very timely.

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about 3 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

It's just thrilling to be a part of this community. Thank you so much, Amanda, Merrill and all the food52'ers.

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about 3 years ago Helen's All Night Diner

It's great that you will be going on to another venture. I'm sure everyone else is excited as I am to see what the new project brings!