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Editors' Picks -- Week 41

April 2, 2010 • 41 Comments

 

Any food52 member is welcome to help us test our Editors' Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test in the comments section below! Don't forget to email us your notes (about 100 words) to [email protected] by next Tuesday at 5pm.

We'll collect your comments, decide the official list of Editors' Picks and publish your evaluation in the headnote if the recipe is selected as an Editors' Pick (with credit, of course!). And even if the recipe you test isn't chosen as an Editors' Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Click here for more details on how our community-tested Editors' Picks system works.

 

 

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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over 4 years ago dymnyno

THis is my first "test" of Editor Picks...after I write my little piece do I just email it to editors@food52?

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over 4 years ago Food52

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Yes, please do!

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over 4 years ago monkeymom

I'm sorry I'm opting out this week...I need to recover from copious sugar cookie testing. But I'll be ready and willing next week.

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over 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I would offer to take on another one, but one lamb dish is likely going to be enough for me. I can't eat nuts, so can't help on the macaroon/macaron contest. Sorry!

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over 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

All day Lamb. I'll make that, too. (Remembered a boned leg of lamb in the freezer! Yippee!)

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over 4 years ago WinnieAb

I'm so sorry but I really dislike lamb. I'm sure these are all great as far as lamb goes, but just the same, I'd prefer to test the candied peanut butter macarons in addition to the macarons I already chose...

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over 4 years ago dymnyno

I will take the Burnt Fingers and Favas if it is still available...I just bought a rack of local (Sonoma) lamb, already frenched and ready for a wood charcoal grill.

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over 4 years ago lastnightsdinner

no favas here yet or I would have jumped on that one - enjoy!

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over 4 years ago pierino

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Thanks. If you do decide to try the barrel stave add on I would recommend soaking it first. Favas are brilliant right now.

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over 4 years ago dymnyno

I just bought 2 lbs of beautiful favas. The barrel staves are already "soaked" from being stacked out in the rain(1 inch, yesterday). I am hoping that the weather cooperates with me so I don't get soaked grilling the lamb!

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over 4 years ago solmstea

I'll try the cardamom orange macaroons and/or the Almond Halvah macarons...

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over 4 years ago Food52

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We'll put you down for the Almond Halvah Macaroons. Thank you! And if you do make the Cardamom Orange Macaroons, please feel free to leave your notes in the recipe's comment section.

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over 4 years ago Amber Olson

Because of the special holiday weekend/time frame these recipes need to be tested within, it might be difficult to find the time to prepare the possible picks. I'd be willing to test another macaroon, the Orange Cardamon Macaroons, if they don't get chosen in time, along with my already chosen Almond Pistachio Macaroons. I'm sure they won't go to waste! Maybe too soon to post but just an offer! ;o)

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over 4 years ago Food52

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Thanks for the nice offer, Amber. We'll give people till the end of the day and, if no one else claims these macaroons, we'd be glad to have the help!

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over 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

anything else need testing? i've got a quiet weekend ahead.

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over 4 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

Amber, we'd love for you to test the Orange Cardamom Macaroons if you're still interested.

MrsWheelbarrow, thanks so much for the offer! We'll take you up on it.

Here are the remaining unclaimed EPs: Burnt Fingers & Fresh Favas, All Day Lamb, Lemony Braised Lamb Shanks & Spring Root Vegetable Stew, Lemon Lamb Shanks with Baby Artichokes, Sauteed Lambs Liver, Vanilla Bean Macaron with Passion Fruit Buttercream, and Candied Peanut Butter Macarons. If anyone else would like to take on a second recipe, go for it!

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over 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

I'll see what I can find at the farmer's market, and then sign up - rib chops? shanks? liver? (I'm hoping for liver.)

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over 4 years ago Amber Olson

No problem with the two recipes!

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over 4 years ago cheese1227

I can test one more recipe on Monday evening (along with the lamb I am testing this weekend) if there are more recipes that must be tested. Obviously, I can't do the all day lamb and finding lambs liver on short notice might not work either. But I think I can manage the others, just let me know.

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over 4 years ago Food52

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cheese1227, if you still have time tomorrow and would like to test either the Lemon Lamb Shanks with Baby Artichokes or the Lemony Braised Lamb Shanks and Spring Root Vegetable Stew with Fresh Dill, they're both still available.

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over 4 years ago cheese1227

I can test Lemon Lamb Shanks with Baby Artichokes (not because the other one doesn't look great, but this one looks more doable in an evening) providing that I can get all of the ingredients at the Whole Foods after school tommorrow. I will let you know if that is not possible. I don't forsee it being an issue, but I wanted to let you know that there may be a chance that I can't test it.

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over 4 years ago WinnieAb

I'll take the Chocolate Macarons with Matcha Cream, please!

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over 4 years ago cheese1227

I'll take the Caramelized Spicy Leg of Lamb with Mint Yogurt

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over 4 years ago Lizthechef

whoops - chef is a "she" - hope she gets back to me...

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over 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I would love to try My Home-Style Lamb Shawarma. I'm always drawn to spicy foods that are balanced with other flavors.

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over 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I'll make the chocolate dipped almond hazelnut macaroons.

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over 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

I'll test the Mexican Chocolate Macarons with chili cream!

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over 4 years ago annalea

I'll test Kofta Pocket with Tzatziki Sauce for certain. Maybe one of the cookies too depending on time.

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over 4 years ago Food52

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It looks like Culinista Annouchka has already claimed the Kofta Pockets (for now we're sticking with one official tester per recipe). If you do make them on your own, please feel free to post your notes in the recipe's comments section. Is there another recipe you'd like to test?

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over 4 years ago aargersi

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I would like to test the dark mocha lamb please!!!!

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over 4 years ago Lizthechef

I will try the Lemon-Oregano Leg of Lamb. Is it OK if I ask the chef how he infused his olive oil? I would like to duplicate that as well...Love those Meyer lemons.

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over 4 years ago Food52

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Of course -- please do!

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over 4 years ago testkitchenette

I'll take the Ginger Amaretti please!

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over 4 years ago Amber Olson

I'll make almond pistachio macaroons, por favor!

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over 4 years ago clbeth

I'll take New Mother's Magic Elixir (Lamb Stew)!