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November 15, 2009 • 25 Comments

Click the photo below to watch Amanda and Merrill's segment on this morning's Today Show.

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over 2 years ago creamtea

Wow, wow, wow! So exciting! Congratulations to Mrs. W and melissav. Amanda and Merrill, you were seasoned (no pun intended) pros.

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over 4 years ago Tom Benedek

Great job, ladies. Wonderful recipes...home cooks!

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over 4 years ago veronique

Yes, a great segment. You two are a winning combination!

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over 4 years ago ginge

I think both winning recipes should go into the cookbook. You both thought they were excellent so it would be a win, win for everyone.

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over 4 years ago shayma

congrats to you both and the two lovely ladies whose recipes you showcased.

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over 4 years ago dancing kitchen

Wonderful! Pretty girls, it was so great seeing you on the Today show...you both are excellent in front of the camera!!

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over 4 years ago SarahS

The whole behind the scenes and on-camera vibe matched perfectly. Loved being there & watching you both. Al Roker, in addition to being a great stuffing mixer, truly enjoyed eating once the segment was done - as well as Ann Curry and everyone else. They all ate heartily, at 10am. Brava.

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over 4 years ago three hearts

I love this idea but I think there should be a runner up section in the cookbook for all the second place winners. They are all top rated and are very exciting.

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over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Thank you for the suggestion. We've actually talked about this. It's always difficult for us to deal with the fact that one of the two finalists won't make it into the book. We'll let you know if we come up with an idea on this front!

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over 4 years ago dymnyno

I think that having both the winner and the runner up is a good idea. You two have the talent to ferret out the two best recipes and the rest probably has become a popularity contest. (check out how many people are voting lately).

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over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Thanks everyone for your comments! We had so much fun. The Today Show kitchen is like a playground -- they have every pot, pan, baking dish, platter you can imagine, in every size and color. And their stylists, Bianca and Lish, thought through everything -- when exactly we might need a kitchen towel, when we'd be reaching for a serving spoon. We loved seeing how it all works behind the scenes.

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over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

And Al Roker was a great stuffing mixer! Everyone couldn't have been nicer to work with.

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over 4 years ago Oui, Chef

While I was disappointed to see that Amanda did NOT wear her hat, I must say that the two of you did a terrific job, and I am so proud of Mrs. Wheelbarrow and Mellisav for crafting such great recipes!

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over 4 years ago Rhonda35

So fantastic I can't even talk about it!!! xoxo

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over 4 years ago maryvelasquez

I feel so proud! You two held your own in front of the camera. I think you should get your own show.

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over 4 years ago Giulia Melucci

Congratulations to Amanda, Merrill and Mrs. Wheelbarrow. Great segment!!!

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over 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

It was so much fun to see you both on TV this morning. While I was absolutely gobsmacked to see my stuffing stirred by Al Roker, my husband was even more thrilled. He's been calling all his friends to say he was "mentioned on the Today Show."

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over 4 years ago KelseyTheNaptimeChef

Congrats - everyone looked great and the food looked fantastic. Congrats also to Mrs. Wheelbarrow and Melissav for creating two fantastic recipes!

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over 4 years ago wanderash

Great segment ladies! You and the stuffings looked fabulous.

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over 4 years ago Veronica

Oh, I'm so glad you were able to post this! Everything about the segment was super and now we can re-watch! Congratulations as well to Mrs. Wheelbarrow and Melissav-- can't wait to make 2 stuffings this year!

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over 4 years ago mariaraynal

You were terrific! Engaging, charming, smart and more. The stuffings looked great, too. Congrats to all. Would love to hear what it was like behind the scenes.

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over 4 years ago WinnieAb

I watched and you were great! Plus the stuffings look terrific!

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over 4 years ago lastnightsdinner

I'm so glad you posted this - my husband forgot to set the DVR for me! Great job, ladies.

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over 4 years ago TasteFood

Congratulations Food52, Mrs. Wheelbarrow and Mellissav! I might have to make both of the recipes this Thanksgiving!

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over 4 years ago shayma

congrats to you both and the two lovely ladies whose recipes your showcased.