Behind the Scenes

Lunch at the Office

By • March 26, 2012 • 12 Comments

Lunch at the Office

It's finally lunchtime here in the office and we're ready to dig in. I have a slice of the pumpernickel loaf I baked yesterday (I snuck a bite before the photo was taken) plus a salad of black and white beans, diced carrots, kale stems, and radishes. Our associate editor Kristy has a kale salad with avocado and kabocha sqash, and a sandwich of porchetta and whole-grain mustard.

What's in your lunchbox?

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Behind the Scenes

Too Many Cooks: What's your Favorite Kitchen Gadget?

By • March 23, 2012 • 36 Comments

Too Many Cooks: What's your Favorite Kitchen Gadget?

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.

The New York Times Dining section ran a piece this week about those kitchen gadgets that you buy thinking they'll make your life easier -- oyster knife, bread machine, milk frother -- but that end up gathering dust in a cabinet.

But sometimes more is more, even if those pickle tongs take up too much space in your cutlery drawer. Here are our favorite kitchen utensils -- the ones we won't give up in favor of a simpler life. It's funny how so many of our answers are about tools that are just so "satisfying" to use!

Click through for pitters, slicers, and choppers galore.

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From the Community

Spring Comes to Tom's Farm

By • March 22, 2012 • 2 Comments

Spring Comes to Tom's Farm

If you love Sunday Dinners, you'll get a kick out of this: starting today our very own Tom Hirschfeld will be sharing occasional snapshots here on Feed52 of life on his farm in Indiana. Tom, take it away:

"Spring fever means a bona fide front porch bath. It's a rite of spring (or the first day that is warm enough if March 20 isn't) for us that constitutes a hot bath on the front porch. And because sisters will be sisters, it did not take long for the splashing to begin."

Now that's an amazing family tradition -- and what an incredible photograph. What are your best memories of spring?

Photo by Tom Hirschfeld

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