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Amanda & Merrill Do Disco Fries

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For more than two years, we've been working day and night along with you to build FOOD52, the place where kitchens meet -- and we're over it. We just want to party. Welcome to FOOD54, baby!

Watch the video below to see what we're all about these days, and learn how we like our disco fries. And be sure to scope out our new homepage.

- Amanda & Merrill

This video was shot by groovy videographer Alex Lisowski and edited by talented superfreak Kyle Orosz.

We never look back, but if you want to get to any of that old boring FOOD52 stuff (recipes, contests, the Hotline), just click in the main navigation bar above or use the search.


Tags: video, disco fries, microwave cookery, bubbly, booty-shaking, debauchery, bitchin' outfits

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about 2 years ago anonymouscook

COngrats on the award!


about 3 years ago WinnieAb

White Castle! Preferred fry of choice! I love this so much.


about 3 years ago SEW

Looking back I think I've had this during many a late night during the Haight Ashbury days. The name Disco Fries works just as well as calling it, the munchies! Yep, just as well!


about 3 years ago fourchickens

OMG, one of the funniest things I've ever seen! The messed up make up, the dancing, the sleeping during the microwaving--awesome! You go girls!


about 3 years ago fourchickens

OMG, one of the funniest things I've ever seen! The messed up make up, the dancing, the sleeping during the microwaving--awesome! You go girls!


about 3 years ago John Ryan Brooks

I love - no LOVE - this video. And I can't wait to search for all the site's videos tagged with "bitchin outfits."


about 3 years ago Vitor Hugo

I just notice now… Amanda made a few changes in her kitchen, right? White kitchen cabinets…


about 3 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

I was so scared when I saw food54 - I thought hackers had been at it! Then I cracked up. Wow. There's no end to the mystery and refreshing that you guys are. Everyday I am grateful for food52!


about 3 years ago susan g

Oh no, a day late! Merrill, have your hormones come down to earth yet?
Seriously, I could have used this yesterday!


about 3 years ago BurghKitchen

I just love that you channeled Pats and Edina from Ab Fab!!!!!


about 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Ahahahahaha! Love love love!


about 3 years ago astackofdishes



about 3 years ago Anitalectric

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

Ha! I know that basement. Looks like the house-sitter is running with those bad girls again.


about 3 years ago BoulderGalinTokyo

I'm busting a gut laughing here...

I forgot about April Fool's Day, none here. I was in the kitchen and the soundtrack started when my husband booted up the computer. I yelled at him, "So the playlist is Disco for tonight?"
"No, no, it's your food52!"
You guys really captured an era.


about 3 years ago BoulderGalinTokyo

And the Activity feed on the side is a real blast! LOL


about 3 years ago Cookie16

Silly girls :)


about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Wow, this is such a helpful video! And I had no idea that you could actually buy gravy in a jar. I must not be shopping in the right places. This is exactly the kind of dish I love to serve to company, whether or not we're nursing hangovers, so I'm really excited about putting all these great tips to work, soon! ;o)


about 3 years ago garlic&lemon

Ladies! The make-up alone had me laughing so hard I could hardly hear the audio. I am off to look for those glitter eyelashes. My life is not complete until I find them. You hit ALL the right notes - except one: you forgot the green chile on the disco fries! Or at least some bottled salsa, since you guys do not get green chile in the freezer section of your local supermarket. Nothing cures hangovers like some good chile.


about 3 years ago bella s.f.

Just love this. So you finally let your hair down! Is that the real you and you just aching to be free? Haven't stopped smiling. It is bookmarked, and will revisit when the need arises. What I would like to see... of the out-takes. How many times did you have to reshoot this? You surely couldn't keep a straight face right out of the box, could you?


about 3 years ago marynn

"Absolutely Fabulous" redux--right down to the champagne as a food group.


about 3 years ago FoodD

...the Wonderbread pillow is beyond brilliant. Thanks for the April Fools joy. FoodD