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Winner of the A&M Smackdown / Your Best Tomato Recipe

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It was a long, tough battle, but the votes are in. The winner of the latest A&M Smackdown is (drumroll, please) Amanda, with her Roasted Tomato Jam

But since we are of the opinion that in our contests, everyone is a winner, we wanted to hear from both of our finalists. Here are Amanda and Merrill, with a few words on the heated competition. And we'll start taking votes, now -- what do you think they should go head-to-head over next? Let us know in the comments. 

Merrill: As usual, the A&M Smackdown was fraught with both joy and heartache. We both gave it our all, and in the end the better contestant was victorious. (And I will concede that Amanda's jam is pretty amazing.) We're now 2-2, so the next one's the tiebreaker!

Amanda: I tasted Merrill's golden tomato salad, and I think you're all mistaken! Plus I sort of enjoyed my underdog status. But now -- next year -- the pressure is on! Can you let us know the theme so I can start preparing?

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over 1 year ago pierino

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I'm still waiting for "nose to tail, part II". Bring on the offal.

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over 1 year ago Kukla

Congratulations to you both - I loved both recipes!!!

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over 1 year ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Thanks for being so kind, everyone!

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over 1 year ago Rhonda35

Congrats, Amanda! Merrill, I'm making your salad again tonight. (Mmm...) How about your best 5 ingredients or less recipe? (Not counting salt, pepper, water, olive oil.)

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over 1 year ago Lizthechef

Pretty hard choice - both recipes were terrific...

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over 1 year ago sdebrango

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Congratulations Amanda, I do love tomato jam but Merrill's salad was amazing also. I would like to see no theme, kind of like Seinfeld was a show about nothing. You could each pick a signature or your best or favorite dish in your repertoire and make it. I think it could be anything goes, sweet or savory your choice.

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over 1 year ago Kitchen Butterfly

Your best Nigerian recipe - Ancient or Modern! For purely selfish reason (aren't all selfish reason's purely so.)

Congratulations to you both - I loved both recipes, and its definitely tomato season here so will give both a go!

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over 1 year ago AntoniaJames

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Your best pantry dinner . . . . not a fancy theme, I know, but oh, how I'd love to see the FOOD52 community show us their best in this categaory. And who doesn't need more (excellent) pantry dinner recipes? Thanks for asking. ;o)