Sundry Topics

Counting Down to 1391

By • March 20, 2012 • 2 Comments


The first day of Spring is today, March 20. But did you know that it's also the first day of the Iranian year 1391?

The Iranian New Year is called Norooz, which literally means "new day," and it happens each year on the Vernal Equinox (also known as the first day of the spring season). Such a lovely time of year to start afresh, don't you think? Norooz is by far the country's biggest holiday, and it's been celebrated in the same way for centuries and centuries -- which is more than you can say for those "2012" sunglassses left over from last December 31.

Many of the traditions around Norooz are based on food, cooking, and meals with loved ones -- all FOOD52-friendly pursuits!

Read more for a look at what Iranians around the world are doing right now with their loved ones to celebrate the new year.

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Behind the Scenes

FOOD52 on Svpply

By • March 19, 2012 • 1 Comment


Do you use Svpply? It's a beautifully designed website where you can save your shopping picks from around the web, and view the products that others are loving, too. We've been saving our favorite beautifully designed kitchen products to our Svpply page -- if you're on Svpply too, follow us!

As you'll notice, we're suckers for wood and glass, plus anything that Kaufmann Mercantile makes. What are your favorite kitchen supply stores?

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Amanda's Kids' Lunch

Amanda's Kids' Lunch

By • March 15, 2012 • 1 Comment


Walker and Addie are two lucky FOOD52ers -- this week's round of testing for our canned fish Community Picks left them flush with options for lunchtime.

Here they're having Sagegreen's Herbed Ricotta and Anchovy Crostini and Halfpint's Lemony Sardine Pate with multigrain bread, Tricuits, and knäckebröd from IKEA. What about after their meal? Says Amanda, "Because it seemed like a vaguely Swedish menu, Swedish fish for dessert!"

Which of our Community Picks would you make for a weekday lunch?

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