Yeah, you read that right. 7 vibrant salads to keep you well-fed all summer long -- no oven, stove, toaster, or heat-creating appliance in sight.Read More »
Do you use the Hotline? If you haven't been lately, you're missing out -- between discussions about tomatoes and tortillas, questions about FOOD52 recipes, and discussions about the quintessential summer meal, it's a lively place. Here are our top 5 Hotline questions of the week.Read More »
Dana Loia -- founder of Dana's Bakery -- shares a few pointers that will have you making perfect macarons in no time.Read More »
There's a secret special ingredient snuck in with the Greenmarket fare in today's peek into Amanda's kids' lunchboxes. Here's what they're having, straight from Amanda herself:
"Smoked ham topped with sautéed turnip greens, kale, and fresh garlic. I think a few asparagus spears are snuck in there as well. The local strawberries are nice this year so I've been putting them in every lunch -- sometimes whole, sometimes sliced and mixed with yogurt, and sometimes on top of stewed rhubarb. My kids went to a birthday party where there was a piñata, thus the lollipop and Hershey's Chocolate. I let our kids have commercial candy now and then, but I draw the line at fast food!"Read More »
Patricia Wells (you may recognize her Genius Zucchini Carpaccio) has long been our go-to source for the best restaurant recommendations in Paris. Her guide, Food Lover's Guide to Paris, is practically a classic. Now, Wells has revamped her guide for a modern age: the Food Lover's Guide is now available as an iPhone app!Read More »
Each week in Kickstarter Love, Feed52 will feature a Kickstarter project that focuses on food and the community. Basically, it’s about cool people doing cool things with food. This week, it’s all about authentic, Mexican food.
Minerva Orduno believes that pork fat is a gift from the gods. She can grab a piping-hot tortilla with her bare hands, and can make a batch of creamy, goat’s milk caramel with her eyes closed. She does all of this (completely and painstakingly by hand), at Muñeca Mexicana, a project that stands for the artisanal production of mouth-watering, authentic Mexican fare.
The name translates to ‘Mexican doll,’ and is a nod to Orduno’s adolescent nickname. As such, it represents her food perfectly: the confections of Muñeca Mexicana channel her strong sense of culture through the home-cooked food of her childhood.
Orduno is committed to cooking the traditional way - which, for her, is the right way - even if that means longer cooking times. Take her Cajeta de Calaya, a rich caramel made from goat’s milk that evaporates slowly over three hours. Or her coyotas, pastries carefully stuffed with an unrefined sugar known as piloncillo.
Above all, Orduno wants to “show the world that Mexican food is more than just rice and beans.” Her pastries, seasonings, and moles speak for themselves, but your donation will help to make that happen. Pledges will contribute to equipment, and eventually, the physical storefront her products deserve.
Muñeca Mexicana Handcrafted Food from Kickstarter
"What struck me as I heard Amanda’s story is that her entrepreneurial start was not actually with Food52, the collaborative cooking community that she started with Merrill Stubbs in 2009, but rather with her culinary education." - Christina Vuleta, The Daily MuseRead More »
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