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Too Many Cooks: Summer Produce Galore

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You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.

We ate basically everything this week, celebrating the best of summer's bounty. (Does birthday cake count as summer bounty? Let's cheat and say it does.) What have you been eating?

Amanda: Getting ready to eat cake at Addie and Walker's sixth birthday party.

Kristen: Next time you get mealy tomatoes at the greenmarket, mash them into broth for risotto, with garlic, Parmesan rind, water. Fold in sautéed zucchini at the end.

Christina: Taste the rainbow: red, yellow and orange carrots bursting at the greenmarket.

Nozlee: Amanda's Raspberry Swamp Pie, ready to bake.

Kenzi: This granola, the recipe of which was handed down to my boyfriend's mother, is worth going to Connecticut for. This same yellow pot is always magically full at the beginning of the weekend, devastatingly empty by the end.

Jennifer: Grappa cherries ready to soak until Christmas.

Stephanie: Deep-fried tea egg from Emmet Ray. It was delicious.

Rachel: Fairytale eggplants!

Tags: too many cooks, food52 staff, addie and walker, birthdays, cherries, pie, raspberries, carrots, eggplant, risotto, tomatoes

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Comments (9)


about 3 years ago mcs3000

Love seeing these photos too.


about 3 years ago nzle

I got such Dansk envy from seeing this post that I just bought a 17" Dansk paella pan in turquoise on ebay.


about 3 years ago ATG117

As the designated baker of friends' birthday cakes, I'm curious as to what kind of cake you had for Addie and Walker.


about 3 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

I made this Tender Yellow Cake by sdebrango and iced it with a cream cheese frosting that I winged (and made too runny).


about 3 years ago ATG117

Thanks! It's been on my list of recipes to try. And I love how the food52 staff makes it a point to cook through many of the recipes on the site.


about 3 years ago thirschfeld

the pie vents actually make the Swamp pie look like the tires on a Swamp buggy.


about 3 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Love seeing these photos each week. Fabulous crimping and love those pie vents, Nozlee!


about 3 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

I know -- such precision with her pie vents. Also having major grappa cherries envy. And Kenzi, I have the same Dansk pot -- and a smaller one in robin's egg blue.


about 3 years ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Aren't they lovely? Food tastes better out of pretty pots.