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December 30, 2009 18 Comments

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As the year comes to a close, we've assembled a collection of some of our favorite food52 recipe photos from 2009. A special thank you goes to Sarah Shatz, who took all the photos. We think you'll enjoy scrolling through them -- hope you're not hungry!  - A&M

Fig and Anise Clafoutis

Autumn Celeriac Puree

Roast Chicken with Mustard and Grapes

Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Shrimp Biryani

Ancho Chili-Cinnamon Chocolate Bark

Griddled Polenta Cakes with Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese and Honey

Lazy Mary's Lemon Tart

Ciabatta Stuffing with Chorizo, Sweet Potato and Mushrooms

Pink Greens

Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Autumn Olive Medley

Smoky Fried Chickpeas

An Old-Fashioned Apple Spice Cake

Pudding Chômeur

Savory Bread Pudding

Blueberry Tart

Classic Southern Buttermilk Bathed Fried Chicken

Tom and Ginger

BLT Panzanella

Seriously Delicious Ribs

Lemon Basil Sherbet

Zucchini Pancakes

Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad with a Verbena Infused Vinaigrette

Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Foolproof Ice Cream

Spicy Shrimp

El Chupacabra

Strawberries with Lavender Biscuits

Summer Corn Chowder


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over 5 years ago Oui, Chef

It is exciting, and certainly an honor to see one of my dishes represented here. Thank you, Sarah for making all of our food look so delectable, and thanks also to Merrill and Amanda for creating such a fun, creative and supportive community at Food52. Happy New Year to you all!


over 5 years ago Food Blogga

I am thrilled to be among the editors' selections! Thank you Amanda and Merrill for your commitment, inspiration, and enthusiasm. I have enjoyed participating in the Food52 community and have met so many talented, kind people. Here's to a delicious 2010!


over 5 years ago naochan took very great picture causing my mouth is watering rite now ^^
i definitely have to try that double chocolate cookies!


over 5 years ago Giulia Melucci

Sarah takes such pretty pictures, and she happens to be quite pretty herself.


over 5 years ago Littlepots

Just when I thought I was done with holiday cooking, these photos make me want to get off the couch and back to the kitchen! Great work Sarah! (and A & M of course!)


over 5 years ago Kelsey Banfield

what a nice slideshow - Sarah's photos are beautiful. The book will be so visually appealing.


over 5 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

I've always loved that photo of your Leaning Tower of Cookies.


over 5 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Thank you all for your wonderful comments and compliments. (I'll admit I got a few goosebumps reading them.) Amanda and I certainly have fun putting it all together, and food52 could not be what it is without Sarah's amazing talent -- but the truth is, we'd be nowhere without all of you. Thank you for helping to shape food52 into what it is now, and for creating this wonderful community with us. We're looking forward to even bigger and better developments in 2010. Happy New Year, everyone!


over 5 years ago mcs3000

You're making me drool on the keyboard. Cheers to Sarah for the food porn. And congrats to everyone at Food52 - have no idea how I made anything before you existed. Turn to you first. And thanks for making my wallet lighter with your shop ;) Can't wait to see what 2010 brings. Merrill, we hope you share wedding pics too!


over 5 years ago Veronica

A glorious exhibit and a HUGE tribute all the brave contributors AND to the brilliant @food52 creators and inspirators! Is there such a word? Thank you Amanda, Merrill and Sarah for bringing so many back home--into the kitchen, surrounded by friends and neighbors world-wide! You've created an enormous, warm, creative and loving family! Brave!


over 5 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Beautiful shots, Sarah. Happy New Year to everyone @ food52.


over 5 years ago SarahS

I love every bit and bite of the food52 community! Amanda & Merrill are so amazing to work with. I look forward to shooting every week, and it's a delight to make everything look as wonderful as it tastes. Brava to everyone.


over 5 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

Wonderful photos that make my stomach growl. Thank you Amanda, Merrill, Sarah and all the members of the food52 community. It's been such a fun ride!


over 5 years ago mariaraynal

Lovely. Sarah, the food52 crew and community are so talented! I love the community we've created and can't wait for 2010!


over 5 years ago Lizthechef

What a good idea! I found a few I had missed. That bread pudding sounds great for the weekend...Thank you for all your hard work this past year.


over 5 years ago Elycooks

Wonderfully inspiring food!


over 5 years ago lastnightsdinner

It has been a thrill and an honor to see my recipes as photographed by Sarah. She's a huge talent and an inspiration. Thanks to all of you at food52 for being such a wonderful part of this past year, and here's to a happy 2010!


over 5 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Wow! Thank you for posting these. They are all beautiful, and inspiring, and make me want to try out every one of them!!