Behind the Scenes

Too Many Cooks: Behind the Scenes

By • April 11, 2012 • 12 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.

It was a truly beautiful weekend in New York. Between Easter, Passover, and the sunny weather, everyone had something to celebrate. We documented some of our fun moments -- some related to food and some not. Inspired by the fabulous lunches in Christopher and Melissa's Canal House newsletter (check it out if you haven't already), we thought we'd start sharing the best discoveries from our food lives.

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Supply Chain

A Day in the Life at Share Our Strength

By • April 11, 2012 • 1 Comment


Today: The fantastic nonprofit Share Our Strength, whose documentary Hunger Hits Home premieres on Food Network this Saturday, April 14, takes us across the country and into the workdays of 18 of their employees for a very special Supply Chain. For more from our food friends and Food Network's Communal Table, click here.

Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry Campaign -- a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015 -- Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in federal nutrition programs, invests in community organizations fighting hunger, teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level.

The employees at Share Our Strength are a busy bunch! Eighteen of them -- designers, organizers, fundraisers, and more -- shared snapshots from their days with us. From Arkansas to Chicago to Capitol Hill, it's easy to see that Share Our Strength is making a difference in the fight to end childhood hunger.

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Sunday Dinners

Like A Good Book

By • April 10, 2012 • 22 Comments


Today: Tom takes a long, hard look at his stack of cookbooks.

I used to read a lot of cookbooks. Not in the literary sense; no, I simply read them for the recipes and then tossed them back onto the stack. I feel guilty about this past -- whenever I read a novel I usually skip all the preliminary stuff too. No preface, no foreword, no nothing. I go right to chapter one, or in the case of a cookbook, the first recipe. When one of the first novels I remember reading gave away the story in the first few pages of the foreword, I distinctly remember thinking, "I won't do that again." So it has become habit to just skip to chapter one.

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