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Too Many Cooks: How Did you Prepare for the Storm?

By • November 2, 2012 • 5 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.

This week, the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy brought us all together as New Yorkers. We've been office-less and working from home this week, and our hearts go out to all Food52ers and beyond who have been affected by the storm. You can donate to the Red Cross to help relief efforts here, and there are volunteer opportunities available throughout New York and New Jersey as the rebuilding effort begins.

Today, we're going back in time a few days to our preparation efforts before the hurricane hit. The question: what did you cook before the storm?

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Too Many Cooks: What's Your Favorite Halloween Candy?

By • October 26, 2012 • 6 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.

You'll forgive us, I hope, if we're a little hyper today. You see, with Halloween weekend coming up, we've all got phantom sugar highs from the memory of candy bars past.

Today we head to the candy aisle to answer the question: What's your favorite Halloween candy? Bring on the Twix bars, the Warheads, and the Nerds! There'll be time for homemade caramel apples all fall.

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Test Kitchen Top 3: Grape Expectations

By • October 24, 2012 • 0 Comments

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You never know what to expect in the Food52 Test Kitchen.  Whether it's missing a food delivery, spilling a container full of peppercorns, or standing over a pot of caramel that won't seem to cooperate, we try to handle any hurdles in style.  This week was no different, but we still had fun cooking, tasting, and folding (yes, folding). Check out snapshots from another day in the kitchen, and remember to follow us on Instagram @Food52 for more foibles and fun.

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Too Many Cooks: What's the Best Apple?

By • October 19, 2012 • 17 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.

What's the best apple? That's the important, autumnal question that we're answering this week. Childhood memories, honeycrisps, and explanation points loom large, although some of us (ahem, Amanda) would prefer no apples at all.

Which variety of apple do you like best for eating out of hand? Tell us in the comments!

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Too Many Cooks: Your Biggest Kitchen Disaster

By • October 12, 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.

Merrill is the inspiration for this week's Too Many Cooks question. Yes, Merrill -- who you can see here clutching her cut finger after a Horseradish Vodka Bloody Mary mishap -- who once "burned down her kitchen attempting to deep-fry eggs."

Maybe you've guessed the question by now. Hint: it's one that we ask all of our contest winners.

What's your most spectacular kitchen disaster? Let the mishaps and mess-ups begin.

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Too Many Cooks: What's Your Autumn Go-To?

By • October 5, 2012 • 11 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 weather is cooler, the sun is setting earlier, and it's time to stop eating tomato salads and turn on our ovens again. With that in mind, this week we're answering the question: What's the first thing you cook when the weather gets cold?

Comfort food is as personal as it is delicious -- soups, stews, ragus, you name it. What's your fall go-to?

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Test Kitchen Top 3: The Tiniest Chefs

By • October 3, 2012 • 0 Comments

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It was a day of imaginary cooking, real cooking, and great food in the test kitchen on Tuesday, prepping photographs that you'll be seeing on the site in the coming days and weeks. We couldn't pick just three photos today, so we grouped them into three categories -- as always, you can find more of what we're up to on Instagram @food52!

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