Reciprocity Articles

Coconut & Lime

October 7, 2009 • 0 Comments

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There are thousands of cooking blogs-- we bring you highlights from the best.

At Coconut & Lime, Rachel Rappaport (coconutlime on food52) catalogues her beautiful collection of original recipes. Her work is extensive (six recipes for deviled eggs!), and her recipes are straightforward, with thoughtful commentary following each one. Her most recent post for Thyme Smashed Potatoes details an excellent, oft-overlooked method for preparing the popular tubers -- a sort of braise/roast that produces crispy, yet tender, results. -Helen

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Hotplate Confidential

September 23, 2009 • 4 Comments

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There are thousands of cooking blogs -- we bring you highlights from the best

On Hotplate Confidential, Erin Culbreth (Hotplate Gourmet on food52) writes about the gorgeous meals she cooks for herself and her boyfriend, detailing both weekend projects and weeknight practicalities. The catch? She does it all with a two burner hotplate, a mini fridge, and a toaster oven. That's it. The most intriguing post? Erin's claim that toaster oven Chocolate Chip Cookies are better than the rest. We may have to try them out in order to judge for ourselves. She's just starting out, but we're looking forward to seeing what else she creates in her truly tiny "kitchen". -Helen

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No Recipes

September 9, 2009 • 1 Comment

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There are thousands of cooking blogs-- we bring you highlights from the best.

At No Recipes, Marc Matsumoto discourages blindly following recipes in favor of embracing technique, inspiration, and ingredients. Lucky for us, he then writes recipes that reflect his experiments, with commentary that usually includes the oft-overlooked history of the dish. His most recent experiment, the ubiquitous California Roll, sheds new light on this pseudo-sushi favorite, and through detailed photos and instructions, encourages you to try rolling your own sushi. He even manages to make experiments such as Bacon and Bourbon Pie seem intensely appealing. Check it out- there's always something to learn at his site! -Helen

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Big Girls, Small Kitchen

August 26, 2009 • 2 Comments

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At Big Girls, Small Kitchen: A Guide to Quarter Life Cooking, friends Phoebe and Cara catalogue the cooking they do for both lavish dinner parties, and evenings alone at home. They share an interesting mix of recipes, from favorites like Panzanella and Gingersnaps, to more experimental cooking, like what to do when faced with an abundance of kohlrabi. Most recently, they created a Southeast Asian summer menu inspired by Cara's sister. Check them out- there's always something interesting happening on the site! -Helen

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Homesick Texan

August 12, 2009 • 2 Comments

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At Homesick Texan, Lisa Fain writes about the food she makes in New York to remind her of her Texas home. She tries everything from Chicken Fried Steak to Sopapillas, with mouthwatering results. Most recently, she tackled jam making, a process that forced her to accept the old phrase "third time's a charm." But it was worth the effort- her recipe for apricot jam is simple and timeless. So head over and check it out! -Helen

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Sassy Radish

July 29, 2009 • 0 Comments

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At Sassy Radish, Olga Massov chronicles her adventures as a culinary superhero- she's a self proclaimed finance geek by day, and a fantastic home cook at night. Her recipes are fresh and seasonal, and her conversational tone makes you feel like you're cooking with her. Her latest recipe, for Lemony Potato Salad, is made especially appealing by the addition of horseradish and lemon zest to a basic potato salad recipe. So check out her site! It's well worth a look. -Helen

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What's for Lunch, Dot?

July 15, 2009 • 1 Comment

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There are thousands of cooking blogs -- we bring you highlights from the best.

At What's for Lunch, Dot?, Meredith Shanley features food she makes at home for the people she loves. Her site has many charms: her strong convictions ("Let’s face it. Apple pie is really a French invention.") and recipes that are creative and inspired. Click the photo to read about Meredith's Greens, Eggs, and Ham, a healthy take on the Dr. Seuss classic. So check out her site, and soon you'll be looking forward to her posts as much as we do! - Helen

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