A lovely thing about recipes is their capacity to travel quickly. From every known corner of the world they come, alighting upon our computer screens, and then — if we're feeling particularly ambitious one summer night — on our own kitchen tables. It ensures that even if we can't make it to that island off the coast of Greece or to the hills of Northeastern China, we can still eat like we were born there. And even if we will never visit the cosy street corner in Stellenbosch, South Africa where Nook Eatery resides, we can still get there by daydream, traveling via the sun-dappled photos and simple-but-oh-so sweet recipes they regularly feature on their blog.
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Delicious. Guest worthy. Week-night easy. Jenny's happy.Read More »
We can't tell you much about French Cuisse. Its author, William Matthew Valle, is a 19-year-old kid studying restaurant management in Montreal, but his blog is intruigingly spare of any of other identifying details. "Spare" is what he does, though, and with tremendous success.
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Amanda's sharing a gadget-free trick she learned for saving leftover wine, for those rare instances when a bottle goes unfinished.Read More »
Tortilla soup escapes the 1990s.Read More »
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're sharing some of the best discoveries from our food lives. This week: We go from farmers' market to Finals Week to Hawaii -- a busy week for us FOOD52ers.Read More »
Do you use the Hotline? If you haven't been lately, you're missing out -- between discussions about buttercream and kimchi, questions about FOOD52 recipes, and what to do with 15 pounds of pasta, it's a lively place.Here are our top 5 Hotline questions of the week.Read More »
This cleverly named, beautifully photographed, and often hilarious blog is a series of attempts - culinary and otherwise. Set with an endearingly self-deprecating tone, and some truly brilliant writing, it is no wonder that the blog earned a 2011 Saveur Magazine award for Best Culinary Essay, and a 2012 nomination for Best Food Humor. Between the jokes, there is no shortage of beautiful prose and recipes that we cannot wait to make.Read More »
It looks like both Amanda and Merrill are fans of lemon vinaigrette these days (A for her kids and M for weeknight meals with her husband -- Clara's still too small for such things). Here, Amanda explains how she actually prefers salads to sandwiches for Walker's and Addie's lunch:
"I'm trying to make my kids more all-in-one salads like this tuna couscous salad. They're easy for my kids to eat -- actually easier than a sandwich -- and you can pile in lots of good flavors. Here, I blended oil-packed tuna, Israeli couscous, haricots verts, olives, capers, sliced baby garlic, and a lemon vinaigrette. Then for some crunch, I packed a few carrot sticks. And for a treat, a slice of City Bakery's mammoth chocolate chip cookies."
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