Food52 Site Updates

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 1 year ago anonymouscook

COngrats on the award!

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about 2 years ago WinnieAb

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

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about 2 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!

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about 2 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!

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about 2 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!

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about 2 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."

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about 2 years ago Vitor Hugo

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

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about 2 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!

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about 2 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!

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about 2 years ago BurghKitchen

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

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about 2 years ago fiveandspice

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Ahahahahaha! Love love love!

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about 2 years ago astackofdishes

Huh-Larious!!!

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about 2 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.

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about 2 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!"
"What?????"
You guys really captured an era.

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about 2 years ago BoulderGalinTokyo

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

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about 2 years ago Cookie16

Silly girls :)

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about 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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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)

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about 2 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.

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about 2 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?

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about 2 years ago marynn

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

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about 2 years ago FoodD

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

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about 2 years ago dean and leslie

We were very concerned last week when you showed up at the house coverd in glitter. Now it all makes sense. Hysterical!

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about 2 years ago LazyVeggie

"Two dexadrine and a screwdriver"! Your whole page is wonderful. Thanks so much for the laughs :) Happy April Fools' Day!

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about 2 years ago mboerner

Fabulous April Fool site. Many, many congrats!

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about 2 years ago Karenmwaters

Just one of the many reasons I love Food52!!!!! Laughter truly is the best medicine....

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about 2 years ago Karenmwaters

Just one of the many reasons I love Food52!!!!! Laughter truly is the best medicine....

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about 2 years ago paseo

I hope you two had as much fun making this as I did watching. Wonderful entertainment for a dreary Sunday afternoon. Happy April Fool's Day.

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about 2 years ago Randi

Thank you. So funny. And the straight faces. . . Love it.

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about 2 years ago gluttonforlife

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!

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about 2 years ago ValerieB

"Like the ridges for holding the gravy" OMG . . . I was so confused until I realized that this has to be an April Fool's trick. That didn't stop my 18 yr old son from commenting that he would definitely eat the disco fries.

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about 2 years ago Ghost House Kitchen

Ah! April fool's !! fooled me for a minute or two!

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about 2 years ago Pegeen

The Wonder Bread pillow was too funny. And the earrings and eyelashes! Love the room you filmed the dancing in. Groove on, ladies.

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about 2 years ago LLStone

Bravo! The video is hilarious!

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about 2 years ago Panfusine

I would post some crazy party stuff, but from today onwards I decided to stick to tested familiar recipes that everyone has heard of, no more novel, 'nobody's heard of it' Panfusine stuff :-(

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about 2 years ago calendargirl

Hilarious! It's disco fries for our dinner tonight.

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about 2 years ago Judith Hesser

Could today possibly be April 1st? I love your outfits and makeup and your dance moves were terrific. Great earrings, Amanda. Glad you girls are having fun. Can't wait to try those "disco fries" as they looked really outrageous. You girls should definitely stick with your new hair colors as they are so becoming. I am still laughing.

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about 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Do you remember those earrings? They're from Frances Burrows!

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about 2 years ago Rhonda35

I was just going to comment on the earrings - I totally remember them and I have a similar pair from Frances Burrows that I wore all the time in the late '80s "dress like Madonna" era!

This video is the funniest thing ever! You gals are giving the Justin-Timberlake-on-SNL videos a run for their money. The music is the best - will you be releasing the soundtrack?

I'd write more but, as your self-appointed PR agent, I've got to blast Food54 all over the social media world. xo

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about 2 years ago babsandbijoux

There was a very in restaurant in NYC in the 80s called One University Place where the big hit was the Fried Zucchini--zucchini cut into long strips, soaked in milk then fried in light flour dusting, covered in parmesan, topped with lemon. THAT was DISCO.

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about 2 years ago ihaventpoisonedyouyet

Since my liver is on a sabbatical I didn't tie one last night. Therefore I was going to go with a boring scrambled egg for breakfast, but I'm convinced now that fries + gravy + cheese whiz = nirvana. Thanks ladies. Oh yes, that's a good look for you.

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about 2 years ago Monica Bennett

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I love it. It is all that I can say -- I LOVE IT :) !!

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about 2 years ago SKK

Outstanding video! Hair and make-up receives extra applause!

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about 2 years ago lorigoldsby

You guys rock! ( and roll!). Thanks for the morning giggle!

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about 2 years ago mcs3000

Hi-larious. New look is totally bitchin' - keep on grooving, A&M.

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about 2 years ago teamom

Oh Oh Oh! where can I get a pair of those fish shoes?!
I lived in NYC in the 70s, the Golden Age of Disco. There was a great shoe store in the Village around the corner from Electric Ladyland recording studio. And yes, there in the window were a pair of gold platform boots, with clear plastic platforms, and there were goldfish swimming in them. Truly, no joke. I was fascinated.

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about 2 years ago shayma

Amanda- that blonde look suits you so much! Love your fake eyelashes, Merrill. x shayma

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about 2 years ago Kathy Cooks

OMG!!! I wanted to laugh but looking at that Cheez Whiz and awful fries was making my stomach wonky! Too, Too funny! Thanks so much...:)

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about 2 years ago Kathy Cooks

OMG!!! I wanted to laugh but looking at that Cheez Whiz and awful fries was making my stomach wonky! Too, Too funny! Thanks so much...:)

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about 2 years ago Kathi D

Wow, you're rilly takin' this in a rockin' new direction, dudes! Far out!

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about 2 years ago Ruhht

Such a good video ladies!! Whoever picked the disco soundtrack rocks! I'd recommend Eggs Benedict - heavy on the Hollandaise, a Kentucky Bloody Mary, with a side fries & good friends to boot as the perfect hangover cure.

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about 2 years ago Louisa

Ab fab!

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about 2 years ago BavarianCook

That was too funny! Made me wake up with a smile! The red phone and the Wonder Bread pillow were great, too. You guys are amazingly creative!

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about 2 years ago sarapois

This is terrific! Best April Fools I've seen so far...

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about 2 years ago Ms. T

You guys are hilarious! It took me a minute to remember what day it is. So funny. My favorite part is M licking the cheese off her bracelet :) keep it comin!

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about 2 years ago twistybiscuits

This is so great! You two are hilarious and the whole homepage is amazing. My mama always did say that the best hangover cure was "Vitamin G" (G = grease) so I think your Night Fever aftermath will be cured in no time with those amazing fries!

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about 2 years ago the musician, who cooks

Very funny! Even better, the cheese whiz doesn't melt-a definite bonus for keeping things looking fresh, edible considerations aside ;-)

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about 2 years ago CarolinaEpicurean

You two are the Dancin' Queens!!! Brilliant! Love the multi-purposing of Wonder Bread!

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about 2 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

You guys make Eddie and Patsy proud! AbFab video - and what better place for a nap than on the stove? Hangover food = ice cold watermelon and a dunk in the pool. Works like a charm. In the summer.

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about 2 years ago sasha_luka

Love it!

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about 2 years ago Vivilicious

LMAO! Thanks for brightening my day... now I better go check MY microwave to see what I've lost in there... ;-)

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about 2 years ago cambridgecook

Bitchin! Love the red phone. I think I'm having a flashback. Better put my sunglasses back on.

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about 2 years ago davidpdx

Great breakfast idea! Turning on the stereo and heading for the kitchen right now. Love it!

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about 2 years ago arielleclementine

bahaha! you guys are the coolest. also- am i the only one who thinks that ambrosia shot is totally beautiful? you guys can make any food look good.

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about 2 years ago manykittiesmama

Thanks for my first good laugh of the day!! :-D

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about 2 years ago Kate Gridley

Go Baby!! Thanks for the laughs this morning! Kate and John

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about 2 years ago J.B.

Great wake-up call! Absolutely love Merrill's fake eyelash drooping down. Happy April Fool's Day!

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about 2 years ago JORJ

Happy April Fools! Love it!

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about 2 years ago JKF in NYC

Absolutely fabulous! Thanks, Eddie and Patsy!

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about 2 years ago AEC

Brilliant home page! Thanks for kicking off my morning with such good humor.

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about 2 years ago creamtea

Hilarious! You two know how to party. The whole Homepage is hysterical.

Off to check my microwave-I always seem to be missing a flip-flop.

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about 2 years ago Refrigerator Magnet

Like, you've like never like looked better! But like what brand of gravy do you like recommend? And like, should it be, like beef, or like chicken or like turkey? If you don't like have any fries, my tip is like you can just like mainline the cheese. And it like fits in your purse. So you can sneak it into clubs.

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about 2 years ago inpatskitchen

So glad I have a White castle around the corner.....now, if I could only find some of that cheese whizzy stuff! Great video! Keep em coming more often!

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about 2 years ago 1tsplove

hoooooooooooly smokes, this is amazing.

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about 2 years ago Shalini

p.s. This is my favourite Food52 Video EVER!!!!!!

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about 2 years ago maryvelasquez

That's hilarious. You two really pull off the wasted look. Funny, this is the second time this week that Easy Cheese has come to my attention. Hmm.

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about 2 years ago edgarg

post like this, makes food52 the best food blog ever!!!

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about 2 years ago Panfusine

OOOH.. GROOOVY BABY!!

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about 2 years ago Shalini

Hahaha this totally is making our morning great! Thank you! Happy Food 54 and April Fools!

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about 2 years ago mrslarkin

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Party animals!

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about 2 years ago daisybrain

How you didn't puke making those I'll nevere know.

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about 2 years ago daisybrain

In fact your whole homepage was amazingly hysterical. What fun.

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about 2 years ago Bevi

Party on !

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

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Great video, needed a good laugh this morning, Merrill love the wonky false eyelash, another great recipe. You outdid yourselves this time!

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

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OMG, this is hilarious, love the new site. It's a stone cold groove! Better watch the microwave with all that processed cheese food and gloppy gravy you wouldn't want to have a "disco inferno" and you'll be screaming "burn baby burn" but when all is said and done "I will survive".

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about 2 years ago GiGi26

So cute.....April Fool's! Thanks for the chuckle.

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about 2 years ago healthierkitchen

Right! April Fool's! Almost forgot. What fun!

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about 2 years ago healthierkitchen

Right! April Fool's! Almost forgot. What fun!

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about 2 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Y'all are so funny! And great moves! If this food52 thing doesn't work out, you both have futures as disco dancers! happy April Fools Day!

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about 2 years ago jenniebgood

THAT - was awesome! So funny! I bet you guys had a blast making that video : )

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about 2 years ago thehappycook

Hilarious!

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about 2 years ago Gmarkb

I didn't pay my $47 subscription fee for this nonsense! I have guests coming over. Where am I supposed to go to find that broccoli cheese whiz recipe everyone is raving about? Grow up!!!!

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about 2 years ago gingerroot

So. Fabulous. LOVE! I have no other words. (Okay, I do - fries ARE the best hangover cure. Next time I'll have to try them all disco-ed up).

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about 2 years ago lapadia

Bitchn’!! Ohhh, I love parties, get down with the music; and hey, love your Wonder Bread pillow!! Happy April 1st ;)