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Too Many Cooks: What's Your Favorite Herb?

By • September 21, 2012 • 4 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.

With temperatures cooling, the way we cook is changing: rather than just sprinkling some sea salt on a fresh heirloom tomato, it's the season for caramelized onions, roasted vegetables, soup, and...lots of herbs.

This week, we tackle the question: What's your favorite herb? Our answers are pretty divisive -- everyone has their favorite. Here they are, in order of popularity.

Did we miss your favorite herb -- tarragon, parsley, marjoram, or anything else? Let us know in the comments!

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Too Many Cooks: Lobsters, Babies, Vegetables

By • September 14, 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.

The two themes of this week's photos from the lives of the Food52 staff are children (eating chocolate, excitedly watching lobsters boil, wearing stripes) and feasts (of tacos, of veggie burgers, of corn, of cocktails). May your weekend be full of cute little ones and delicious food!

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Too Many Cooks: Meta Adventuring

By • August 31, 2012 • 1 Comment

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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 is Summer Week at Food52, which means, basically, that the lot of us are off summering -- some of us go to Maine, others to Hawaii, but all of us are keeping one eye on the site, and the other on our stocked coolers and full drinks. Naturally, we thought it would be fun to give you a bunch of pictures of us adventuring while we adventure. It's meta, we know. Below is what happens when you leave the Food52 staff up to their own devices on a farm, at a rest stop, and within 10 feet of barbecue.

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Too Many Cooks: What's Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?

By • August 24, 2012 • 8 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.

It's a question that's as personal as it is difficult: What's your favorite ice cream flavor? But we knew that in honor of Ice Cream Week, we had to tackle the issue. Read on to hear our existential waffling about our true favorite flavors -- which for the record, we define as "the flavor you could eat every day, any time, for the rest of your life" -- and comment with yours, too.

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Too Many Cooks: Our Haiku

By • August 17, 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.

While we prepare our favorites from your haiku this week, we thought we'd share our own -- the FOOD52 staff (and Amanda's husband Tad, who wanted in on the fun) put on our thinking caps this week to bring you our best 17-syllable poems. The results were surprising -- we have more than one closet poet among us!

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Too Many Cooks: Local Seafood, Purple Couscous, and Clara

By • August 10, 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.

There's something about August that calls for simple meals, lots of fruit-laden dessert, and...making a mess with your CSA's extra tomatoes? Here's what we've been up to this week, from babies to gingerbread beach babes.

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Test Kitchen Top 3: The Tiniest Mixologist

By • August 8, 2012 • 2 Comments

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Every week, we share our best Instagram snapshots from our Tuesday in the test kitchen. Follow us on Instagram at @food52 for more!

With a schedule full of recipes for various columns -- Jenny's in the Kitchen, Genius, New Veganism, and more -- we set to work in the test kitchen well-fueled by Amanda's Nespresso machine. Here are three favorite moments from the day. (Don't worry: we have both on-the-job snacking and adorable children covered.)

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