Behind the Scenes Articles

Too Many Cooks: Our Satellite Office in California

By • June 8, 2012 • 4 Comments

Too Many Cooks: Our Satellite Office in California

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, among other things, Amanda saw patterns in the strangest places, Christina gave homage to Julia Child, and Kristen abandoned us for the West coast. (Don't worry, she's coming back. We think.)

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Dana's Bakery: Macarons Go American

By • June 6, 2012 • 1 Comment

Dana's Bakery: Macarons Go American

Last week, our former intern Dana Loia showed us her pro tips for making French macarons. Now you can buy them ready-made, thanks to her brand-new business Dana's Bakery!

With classic French style but a decidedly American twist, Dana's macarons come in flavors like Birthday Cake (complete with gorgeous pink swirling and edible glitter), Fruity Pebbles (our editorial assistant Brette's favorite), and Peanut Butter & Jelly (like a Girls Scouts Tagalong after a semester abroad in Paris). (The other 9 flavors are S'mores, Thin Mint, Caramel Popcorn, Choco-Lot, Orange Creamsicle, Cookie Dough (!), Cup of Joe, Key Lime Pie, and Red Velvet. Amazing, right?)

Delivery is currently limited to New York, with pickup locations in the West Village at Corrado Bread & Pastry, and at Dana's HQ in Hawthorne, NJ. But don't worry, national shipping is on its way!

Meanwhile, we're thrilled to offer FOOD52 readers 20% your first order at Dana's Bakery -- just enter the code DBOPEN at checkout.

Be sure to follow Dana's Bakery on Twitter and to like their Facebook page. Dana's Bakery: not your ordinary macaron!

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Too Many Cooks: Strawberries and Salads

By • May 25, 2012 • 1 Comment

Too Many Cooks: Strawberries and Salads

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.

And now for your Memorial Day weekend sendoff: a look into how we spent the past week. It was a good one, full of garden harvests, baked goods, and cheese. Here's to a great weekend ahead -- see you next week!

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Too Many Cooks: Behind the Scenes

By • May 18, 2012 • 10 Comments

Too Many Cooks: Behind the Scenes

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

From strawberries to cherry trees, you can tell it's springtime here at FOOD52. Here's what we've been up to -- don't miss the tiny baby chicks in Peter's photos, or the big baby in Merrill's!

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Just for Fun: Amanda "Thomas Keller" Hesser

By • May 4, 2012 • 17 Comments

Just for Fun: Amanda "Thomas Keller" Hesser

It was a busy day in the test kitchen when all of a sudden Amanda turned her computer screen, showed us all the New York Times homepage, and asked, "Is that Thomas Keller in my kitchen?"

The article in question is about California chefs crusading against the state's upcoming ban on the sale of foie gras, headed up by a photo of the French Laundry's Thomas Keller standing and looking serious in a kitchen that looks remarkably like Amanda's.

Well, we had only one option. Readers, we present you Amanda "Thomas Keller" Hesser.

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