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Editors' Picks -- Week 37

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Roast Chicken week proved to be an especially difficult one for the judges at food52 -- it took us twice as long to scour the submissions for potential finalists as it normally would, simply because the recipes were so good and the techniques so well-honed and specific. Here's what we learned: you people are passionate about your roast chicken!

Savorykitchen uses a hair dryer to dry out the skin for a perfect, crackly crust in her Citrus Roasted Chicken. arielleclementine doesn't let a drop of rich, chicken-y goodness out of her grasp, rendering out the extra fat that others might discard for the potatoes in her Schmaltz-y Roasted Chicken and Potatoes. And aargersi, if left to her devices, would scarf up all the crispy skin from her Roasted Chicken with Honey, Lemon and Rosemary without sharing any! 

Fanatics, all of you. We're so proud.

Now, without further ado, here are our Editors' Picks!


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over 5 years ago SaySchwartzAndBeSure

Thanks to all! Roast chicken is my favorite comfort food and it was a delight to see so many who felt the same but had so different an approach.


over 5 years ago ENunn

Congrats to everyone! The creativity and deliciousness-apparent in these two contests makes it so hard to decide what to vote for--never mind where to start cooking.


over 5 years ago gluttonforlife

Proud to be included in this group of fanatics and dreamers! Thank you!


over 5 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

I knew that this would be a tough battle. Perfect chicken is that one thing that all accomplished cooks aspire to. Looking forward to next week's themes.


over 5 years ago shayma

Congrats, all. I am most honoured to be in such lovely company, too. And a special congrats to Glutton For Life for *two* nominations in this category (cant you tell, i am excited about the upcoming Oscars!).


over 5 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congrats to all, and such a great collection of recipes - I am very happy and honored to be a part of this! I want to try every single one of these recipes.


over 5 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

Congrats everyone!


over 5 years ago Lizthechef

How fun to be a small part of such an incredible gathering of cooks...Now it's time to run out and hug my Meyer lemon tree;)


over 5 years ago lastnightsdinner

Such wonderful recipes, all of them! Congrats, folks!


over 5 years ago arielleclementine

congratulations picks and finalists! what a tasty bunch!


over 5 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

Nice to be in such very good company. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners!


over 5 years ago TasteFood

Thank you for the nod, and congratulations to this weeks' finalists for their delicious recipes!