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Too Many Cooks: Lucky Foods for the New Year

By • January 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

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You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.

The New Year may bring resolutions for you -- more kale, less sugar, earlier bedtimes -- or it may be just a new month, a different date. Regardless, you're probably prone to reaching for a new slew of favorite foods, either to keep you warm in the winter cold, or to bring you luck in the clean-slate months ahead. This week, we're talking about our January go-tos when we answer the question: 

What is the first food you turn to in the New Year? Black-eyed peas? Still not finished with Christmas cookies? 

 

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Too Many Cooks: Holiday GIF Guide

By • December 25, 2012 • 0 Comments

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You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.

By now, we've seen gift guide after gift guide (we've even built one of our own, but who's counting?). We're certainly not adverse to presents -- we're normal, after all -- but we're growing a bit tired of gifty roundups, all perfect and packaged and full of things. What's the cure for a few week's worth of gifting overdrive?

Animated pictures, of course.

For this week's Too Many Cooks, we'll be running a Holiday GIF Guide. Let's see your holiday best. 

And now, we'll let the fun develop on its own. 

 

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Too Many Cooks: Holiday Traditions

By • December 21, 2012 • 0 Comments

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You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.

In a way, holidays are a little like fried eggs. Everybody does them differently -- they're personal, and that's the beauty of them. Whether it's nog on Christmas Eve or a special holiday breakfast, everyone has something they do every year. And so, today, we're answering the question: 

What's your favorite holiday food tradition? 

 

 

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Too Many Cooks: Let There Be Holiday Cookies

By • December 14, 2012 • 3 Comments

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You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.

We hope your batches of Holiday Cut-Out Cookies are well on their neatly-packaged ways to friends and family far and wide, but we're sure you didn't stop there. This is full-on holiday cookie crackdown mode. Get your baking sheets out, and switch up this year's cookie roster, because we're answering the question: 

What is your favorite holiday cookie? Here's the twist: if someone already claimed your cookie, it is no longer eligible to be your favorite. 

Let the creativity ensue. 


 

 

 

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Too Many Cooks: Edible Gift Time

By • December 7, 2012 • 3 Comments

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You'll be hearing from the staff at Food52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.

Now that we've had our fun with citrus, we can no longer procrastinate. There's no way around it any more -- it's the season of giving. If you know someone like us (and chances are you probably do), you know that when the weather turns cold and the holiday decorations beckon, you start receiving mason jars with bows, tins of cookies, and everything, so long as it's homemade and in a pretty package. (And we hope you like them.) Maybe you're looking to branch out (fruitcake, be damned), and if you are, you might find some inspiration this week, when we answer the question: 

 

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