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You'll be hearing from the staff at Food52 in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.
We've been talking a lot about what we're planning on cooking and eating and handing out to trick-or-treaters next week. But we haven't talked too much about what we'll be wearing. Planning out a Halloween costume is almost as fun as eating an entire bowl of candy and writing it off as a seasonal obligation, especially when that costume is food-related. So this week, we asked our team:
If you could dress up as one food for Halloween, what would it be?
Would you go all out with a hotdog costume, or plan something a little more esoteric? Tell us in the comments!
Merrill: I'd love to dress up as a big wedge of Brie. Brie is so hot right now.
Gabriella: I've done a pretty good job of keeping my costumes food-centric for the past few years -- I was Cookie Monster last year, and this year I'm being the Utz girl. As far as actual food products go, I'd probably be a burrito or a sushi roll. Or a sexy ear of corn. I just love Halloween so much.
Lindsay-Jean: I have no idea. I'm just going to wait for all clever food costume ideas to roll in so I can copy one of them and compete with my red-headed husband who will be wearing a bunch of bread loaves this Halloween. (Get it? A gingerbread man...)
Lisa: I'd go as an orange. The color is festive, and dressing as as an enormous sphere allows for maximum candy consumption without the pesky eating constraints of tight costumes.
Lauren L: I was a pineapple once but I made the costume myself and basically looked like big bird. I'd rather be a piece of ikura for my next food costume.
Amanda: I was once a bunch of grapes, but my grape balloons kept popping so I ended up being a bunch of raisins.
Merrill: We should have gone together -- grapes and Brie!
Hannah: Never going to be able to top Amanda's. Game over.
Elana: I was a Kosher Pig last year, maybe a clam this year?
Stephanie: My initial thought was a chocolate chip cookie. However, after thinking about it, I think I have to go pierogi. I think pierogi would be funnier -- plus they're one of my favorite foods.
Kristen: I'm going to answer my own question: it doesn't.
Tell us: What food-related costume would you choose? Or are you forever loyal to your sexy orthodontist getup?
Photos by James Ransom