Food52 Site Updates

Meet Clara Pauline Dorman!

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FOOD52 friends, cooks, countrymen! It is with absolute joy that we announce the newest (and undeniably cutest) member of our motley crew: Merrill's sweet and lovely little girl, at just under two weeks and counting, one Ms. Clara Pauline Dorman! 

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Mother and baby are doing beautifully, nesting happily and generally being adorable at all times.

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Clara already has throngs of fans, though Amanda is a serious contender for #1.

Clara is so popular, she actually already has a suitor! Meet Charlie, Peter Steinberg's very own adorable creation. They've hit it off so far, but Clara can't be tied down quite yet.

Plus, she's pretty sweet on this pacifier. She finds it rather ... pacifying. 

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about 2 years ago ChefLindaS1999

She is beautiful, best to all of you

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about 2 years ago ChefLindaS1999

She is so beautiful, the best of luck to all of you.

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about 2 years ago CherylS

Congratulations Merrill; she is beautiful! Wishing you all much happiness always. ~Cheryl

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about 2 years ago annieb

I couldn't be happier for you , girls are a lot of fun, and enjoy every wonderful minute,the time flies by!
I can't believe ours is getting married, didn't I just have her a few years ago?

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about 2 years ago Makduda

Congratulations! She is beautiful. Enjoy these first few days and months since they go by so fast. Makduda

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about 2 years ago biennourri

She's goregeous. Congratulations, Merrill. Enjoy her.

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about 2 years ago amylomasney

lovely beautiful babies, in about 7 years youll get to have a hot cup of coffee again!

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about 2 years ago amylomasney

lovely beautiful babies, in about 7 years youll get to have a hot cup of coffee again!

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about 2 years ago WeeklyGreens

She's beautiful and perfect! Congratulations, Merrill! Enjoy these sweet, early (sleepy) days.

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about 2 years ago Sally

Thanks so much for sharing! Congratulations and welcome to the wonderful, amazing, stupendous, better-than-anything world of motherhood. Congratulations.

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about 2 years ago KarinLippert

Love the baby...love the new design for the site...Congratulations all around!

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about 2 years ago KarinLippert

Love the baby...love the new design for the site...Congratulations all around!

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about 2 years ago innoabrd

congratulations! Does this mean we'll be getting suggestions on what to cook if you're seriously sleep deprived and can't concentrate for more than 20 minutes at a stretch? I do remember those days...if foggily...

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about 2 years ago Elycooks

She is beautiful. Congrats to the whole family. Xoxo

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about 2 years ago Elycooks

She is beautiful. Congrats to the whole family. Xoxo

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about 2 years ago Elycooks

She is beautiful. Congrats to the whole family. Xoxo

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about 2 years ago bubblensqueak

she's beautiful! congratulations.

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about 2 years ago bubblensqueak

she's beautiful! congratulations.

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about 2 years ago bubblensqueak

she's beautiful! congratulations.

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about 2 years ago Megan Herbert

I've been waiting for more pictures! Welcome Clara! K and I can't wait to come out and meet you!

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about 2 years ago jenniebgood

And Congrats to Peter too (yikes - I'm sorry!)

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about 2 years ago jenniebgood

She's beautiful Merrill - Congrats to you!

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about 2 years ago toothmaniac

wow amazing pics of baby and beautiful mom

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about 2 years ago SKK

What blessings Claire and Charlie are! Merrill, please get enough rest. Love to you and yours!

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about 2 years ago gingerroot

What beautiful babies! Joyful congratulations to the new parents - enjoy every moment, they do zip by in the blink of an eye.

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about 2 years ago bella s.f.

I have so been hoping to see pictures of the little one (s). So sweet! Wishing great health, happiness, and wonderful meals and experiences ahead.

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about 2 years ago agamom

So very happy for you, Merrill! I am imagining all the delicious food she will be able to enjoy in her lifetime thanks to having such a terrific chef as a mom! May you relish in her beauty & positive energy of infancy & get enough sleep to remember just how much joy she brings to your life.

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about 2 years ago deanna1001

So sweeeeeet! Beautiful baby and mother. Congrats, and may you have whole night's sleep soon!

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about 2 years ago wssmom

How absolutely wonderful, adorable, fabulous!! Congratulations!!

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about 2 years ago Droplet

Aww, a tiny Merrill :). Wishing her a peaceful babyhood. And a friendship with lots of laughter to her and the lttle guy.

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about 2 years ago Allieyum

Clara, Charlie has awesome taste in footwear--he may be a keeper!

Congratulations on the lovely new additions.


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about 2 years ago Peter

While Peter no longer works for Food52 he still thinks up ways to make the website better.

Footwear? That isn't footwear, it's his feet! He's a boy after all and regardless of how delicious he is we all know that boys are made of snips and snails and puppy dog tails... and monster feet. ;-)

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about 2 years ago Phoenix Helix

Congrats to both Peter & Merrill. Such cuties!

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about 2 years ago phyllis

Congratulations. She's gorgeous. Be calm and enjoy.

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about 2 years ago dinner at sheila's

Congratulations...so sweet!

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about 2 years ago sexyLAMBCHOPx

So adorable, Mazel Tov, congrats and best of luck!

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about 2 years ago Midge

Could they be cuter? Welcome Clara and Charlie and congrats to the new parents!!

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about 2 years ago kdjmom3

LOVE her name, beautiful! Congratulations to all of you, what bliss!

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about 2 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

ADORABLE. Many congratulations - and an extremely productive year for food52, so far! Babies change EVERYTHING, for the better.....Hope you're getting enough sleep, Merrill and Peter. Love from Nigeria X X X

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about 2 years ago cookinginvictoria

Thank you for sharing pics with all of us. Clara and Charlie couldn't be cuter. Congrats to all of the proud parents. What lucky babies to be born into the food52 family! Merrill, hope that you are enjoying being a mommy. I remember well those early days -- so intense and overwhelming, yet so filled with joy. Enjoy every minute, and sleep when you can!

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about 2 years ago monkeymom

So happy for you guys - Merrill and Peter! Hope your babies are being good and letting you get some rest. Enjoy the cuddles!

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about 2 years ago mcs3000

Love the pics - congrats, Merrill and Peter. Clara and Charlie are beautiful!

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about 2 years ago Sugartoast

Brings tears to my eyes! CONGRATULATIONS!!

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about 2 years ago arielleclementine

what darling babies! merrill, you look absolutely beautiful! congratulations to the happy families :)

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about 2 years ago Tippy Canoe

Beautiful! Congratulations!

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about 2 years ago PistachioDoughnut

Awww! Clara and Charlie are two jelly beans! Happy Diaper changing to Merill and Peter! Hehee..

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about 2 years ago Louisa

Congratulations! This is the best of times!

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about 2 years ago Fairmount_market

Welcome to the world Clara and Charlie! And congratulations and best wishes to the proud parents.

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about 2 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

They are both just precious! Congratulations to all of the new parents, all nine thousand Food52 aunties and uncles are so happy for you!!

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about 2 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

:-), well said!

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about 2 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

:-), well said! on the uncles and aunties

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about 2 years ago Peter

While Peter no longer works for Food52 he still thinks up ways to make the website better.

Charlie says "Hello, Clara!" and wants to know when his next play date is.

And I say thank you to all for your well wishes. Charlie, his mom and I are all doing great.

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about 2 years ago Rivka

So so cute. Meryl, hope you're enjoying motherhood. Amanda, could you be any more excited?! Love it.

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about 2 years ago TasteFood

So adorable - congratulations!!

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about 2 years ago TXExpatInBKK

Congratulations!!! She's precious.

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about 2 years ago LLStone

Congratulations! Gosh, aren't the rosebud lips of a baby are about the sweetest things on the planet? Big hugs to the babies and the mamas!

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about 2 years ago Jestei

so beautiful. enjoy those babies. they'll be big kids before you know it.

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about 2 years ago amysarah

She is too cute, and what a lovely name. Wishing you as much joy as my babies (now 20 and 23 - how did that happen!?) have given me...infinite!

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about 2 years ago ChefCitron

A-dor-able!!! Congratulations!!!

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about 2 years ago ChefCitron

A-dor-able!!! Congratulations!!!

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about 2 years ago ChefCitron

A-dor-able!!! Congratulations!!!

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about 2 years ago Sonali aka the Foodie Physician

Congratulations, Merrill- she's beautiful!

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about 2 years ago susan g

Congratulations to Clara and Charlie for choosing such amazing parents....

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about 2 years ago Bevi

Mazel Tov!

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about 2 years ago AnnieHynes

Awww, thanks for sharing! Congrats, to the family!

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about 2 years ago lorigoldsby

Thanks for sharing...such sweet babies! Congrats to both families!

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about 2 years ago WinnieAb

You are killing me here. Too adorable- congrats to Merrill (and Peter)!

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about 2 years ago J.B.

Congrats to all the new parents. Do enjoy, these little ones have a habit of growing up quickly on you. Best...
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about 2 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations, Merrill, and enjoy! xo

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about 2 years ago mariaraynal

What a couple of little sweetie-pies -- beautiful babies! Huge congratulations to all -- so happy for you.

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about 2 years ago TaraT

very sweet, congratulations! Merril, Where did you get the adorable giraffe blanket she's wrapped in in the photo where you are holding here?

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about 2 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Someone gave a set of those blankets to us, and they got them at Buy Buy Baby: http://www.buybuybaby.com... great!

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about 2 years ago TaraT

Oh, wow, apparently I need to take a closer look at my shower gifts...I have the same set!!

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about 2 years ago testkitchenette

MAZEL!

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about 2 years ago HeatherM

Congratulations, Merrill!

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about 2 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

What a little sweetie! Congratulations on the new addition! I'm glad mother and baby are doing well.

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about 2 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Yay! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures! Seems like only yesterday my two were that tiny. Enjoy every second.

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about 2 years ago debbiek

Yay! She's lovely! Mazel tov, Merrill!

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about 2 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Thanks so much, everyone, for all your lovely comments and good wishes! Looking forward to showing Clara this post as soon as she's old enough to appreciate this wonderful community.

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about 2 years ago Lizthechef

Beautiful! So happy for you and your family!

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about 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Such a sweetie!! Enjoy her now...time flies by so quickly!

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about 2 years ago adashofbitters

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about 2 years ago lastnightsdinner

Oh, she's just perfect, and Merrill, you look wonderful :) Congratulations all around!

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about 2 years ago SEW

Welcome Clara! Now it's a party!

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about 2 years ago coloterp

Welcome to the world, Miss Clara! Do you know you will most likely be the best fed baby on the planet??? Congratulations, Merrill and Mr. Merrill.

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

So adorable, both babies, little Miss Clara is gorgeous, love the name and Charlie is so handsome. Congrats and welcome to the world!!

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about 2 years ago thirdchild

Congratulations, and welcome to earth, little Clara! You are the Woman of the Month! And...you have a beautiful name!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Oh YAY!!!! What a cutie-pie. Hope she knows what she's getting in with joining such a wonderful large family / community. Welcome, and many congrats!

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about 2 years ago Burnt Offerings

They're both gorgeous!! Welcome to the world little ones! I suspect we'll be seeing some baby food recipes or contests in our future. ;-)

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about 2 years ago thirschfeld

Oh how I remember those days. The sweet little cry, the smiles, the cooing. Amanda looks like she has the I forgot how little they are I almost chucked her through the ceiling because she is so light but how super cute is she look on her face. Congrats!

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about 2 years ago tasteoftravel

Congratulations! Cutest is right!

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about 2 years ago vvvanessa

Welcome, Baby Clara! I can't wait to see what side she takes in the garlic-press-or-no-garlic-press debate.

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about 2 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

Welcome to the world, Clara!

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about 2 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Yay!!!!!!!!! So beautiful and perfect. I'm melting. And gushing. At the same time. Just darling!

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about 2 years ago creamtea

awwwwww. So cute. Congratulations!

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about 2 years ago Shalini

Totally incredible. Congratulations Merrill and Clara! And to Clara suitor Charlie and his dad!

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about 2 years ago stilllifewithwhisk

Beautiful!! Congrats to all the happy parents!

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about 2 years ago Emily

yayayayayay!!! so glad to see pictures on here. I love her already!

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about 2 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Beautiful babies. What joy!

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about 2 years ago Jacki

Congratulations to all!

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about 2 years ago EmilyC

Oh -- she's absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing these photos with us. Congratulations, this is such a special time.

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about 2 years ago Matilda Luk

Congratulations! Clara is beautiful!

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about 2 years ago AmyW

Congratulations! She's beautiful

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about 2 years ago Panfusine

Adorable, Wishing Clara & her parents a lifetime of happiness!

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about 2 years ago 1172 cook

She's just adorable! My best to you all and your Mom and Dad.
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about 2 years ago healthierkitchen

I wish you much happiness and a little sleep!