Behind the Scenes

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

By • October 26, 2012 • 6 Comments


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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Community Picks

Community Picks -- Grapes

By • October 25, 2012 • 6 Comments


Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the winning headnote and tester's comments by clicking through to the Community Picks recipes — the comments are at the top. And even if the recipe you tested wasn't chosen as a CP, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!


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Amanda's Kids' Lunch

Amanda's Kids' Lunch

By • October 25, 2012 • 0 Comments


Here's Amanda with the latest from Brooklyn's most well-fed first graders -- those tomatoes totally do look like fish scales:

Bacon, lettuce, and semi-green tomatoes, sliced super thin so they lay on the bread like scales on a fish. (I made one big sandwich and split it in two for the kids.) Our nanny made apple pie with Walker and Addie; thought they should take their creation to school.

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Behind the Scenes

Test Kitchen Top 3: Grape Expectations

By • October 24, 2012 • 0 Comments


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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