Amanda's Kids' Lunch

Antipasti Time

By • December 27, 2012 • 1 Comment

Antipasti Time

The twins' lunches today echo a sentiment after our hearts: why should cookie consumption end with the holidays? Christmas has come and gone, but cookies remain a lunch go-to -- just the way it should be. Here's Amanda with the details: 

"Antipasti time! Porchetta, Serrano ham, olives, a few beans for fun, Italian crackers, and two kinds of cookies." 

Happy lunching! 


 

 

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5 Questions

Lior Lev Sercarz, Spice Master and Author of The Art of Blending (and a Giveaway!)

By • December 25, 2012 • 47 Comments

Lior Lev Sercarz, Spice Master and Author of The Art of Blending (and a Giveaway!)

We're sitting down with our favorite writers and cooks to talk about their upcoming cookbooks, their best food memories, and just about anything else.

When we think of spice these days, the name Lior Lev Sercarz isn't far behind. Known as the spice master to the stars, Sercarz has forged his own Silk Road from of the streets of Manhattan, peddling his blends to restaurants like Le Bernardin and Daniel. If you walk into his spice shop, La Boîte à Epice, Lior will happily talk you through spice, and then weather, and then whatever you like, really. He's so approachable, so interested, you might forget for a moment how busy and accomplished he really is. (He published his new book, The Art of Blending, in just six months.) 

We chatted with Lior about life, cooking, and how our spice racks have power well beyond salt and pepper. And because he's so nice, he's giving away his new book to one lucky commenter! See below for the scoop. 

 

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Behind the Scenes

Too Many Cooks: Holiday GIF Guide

By • December 25, 2012 • 0 Comments

Too Many Cooks: Holiday GIF Guide

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.

By now, we've seen gift guide after gift guide (we've even built one of our own, but who's counting?). We're certainly not adverse to presents -- we're normal, after all -- but we're growing a bit tired of gifty roundups, all perfect and packaged and full of things. What's the cure for a few week's worth of gifting overdrive?

Animated pictures, of course.

For this week's Too Many Cooks, we'll be running a Holiday GIF Guide. Let's see your holiday best. 

And now, we'll let the fun develop on its own. 

 

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