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Editors' Picks -- Week 40

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A big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read each tester's comments by clicking through to the Editors' Picks recipes -- the comments are under "Amanda and Merrill's Notes" at the top. And even if the recipe you tested wasn't chosen as an EP, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Congratulations to another great batch of Editors' Picks!

  • Editors' Picks for Week 40
  • Butternut Squash Risotto with Pancetta, Manchego & Sage
  • Pressure Cooker Saffron and Artichoke Risotto
  • Shrimp and Grits Style Risotto
  • Spring Risotto: Risotto with Asparagus, Peas, Parsley and Lemon
  • Early Spring Risotto with Fava Beans, Asparagus and Artichokes
  • Citrus Yogurt Panna Cotta with Honeycomb
  • Simplified Limoncello Tiramisu with Raspberries
  • Ricotta Pumpkin Zeppole
  • My Sister Nicky's Ricotta Pie
  • Sara's Almond Tart
  • Anise Biscotti
  • Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake with Candied Pistachios

  • We've also added some incentives to reward your hard work and make things interesting. The three people who test the most Editors' Picks candidates by June 1, 2010 will be entered in a drawing to win one of these fabulous prizes:

    • 1. A weekend stay on a small-scale working family farm with Feather Down Farm Days
    • 2. A snazzy food52 tote from L.L. Bean
    • 3. Three selections from Rick's Picks' line of delicious pickled goods


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    Comments (6)


    over 5 years ago monkeymom

    Congrats to the picks. Thanks to you WinnieAb for testing my recipe as well. I have to agree with you all...I went through 5 tests of sugar cookies to get the most dependable chewiest cookie, plus trying kaykay's macaroons last week. Sweet lord I hope for a vegetable theme next week!


    over 5 years ago aargersi

    Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

    fun with water and celery? Ha ha!!! Me too on the Food52 5 ... kinda like the freshman 15!!!!


    over 5 years ago Merrill Stubbs

    Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

    Ladies, you got your wish...


    over 5 years ago WinnieAb

    Mrs. W,
    You're not kidding.
    Between panna cotta testing and all the sugar cookies I've made and consumed this week, I've easily gained 5 pounds...


    over 5 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

    Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

    I echo aargersi. So much food, so little time. Soon there will be a 12-step program for Food52'ers. Either that, or a special department at Weight Watchers.


    over 5 years ago aargersi

    Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

    everything sounds so good - congratulations to all! How am I ever going to find time to try all of these???