"One of the more interesting things about cooking boils down (sorry) to its communal nature. Family recipes and cooking experiences create a sort of legacy that by-the-book recipes can only aspire to. But nowadays, gathering friends and family on a Sunday night to collectively perfect that risotto is probably a rare event ? especially if your best buds are scattered all over the world. But now, with a little site (and app) called Hot Potato, you can share the experience of cooking a dish with anyone, anywhere, and in real time.
On Sunday night (March 28), food blog Food52 is hosting a supper hour, during which you can cook alongside your friends and family (and perhaps even learn something from fellow cooking aficionados who happen to be complete strangers) via Hot Potato, which allows you to share notes, videos, and photos around events in real time. Think of it as participating in a little dinner-making party without having to clean up after anyone else. Food52 will be making risotto using recipes from its "Your Best Risotto" contest finalists. "