Community Picks

Editors' Picks -- Week 21

November 13, 2009 • 0 Comments

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The Piglet

The Piglet Party

November 12, 2009 • 1 Comment

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On Monday night, we hosted the Piglet Party to celebrate the Tournament of Cookbooks on food52. There was food and drink and even a little controversy during the panel discussion. For those of you who joined us, thank you for coming -- we enjoyed meeting you! And for those of you who couldn't make it, there's always next year! In the meantime, here's a slideshow of the evening (click on the photo to get to it), photographed by our own Sarah Shatz. 

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Cooking From Every Angle

Tuscan Onion Confit

November 12, 2009 • 12 Comments

Onion

 

- Merrill

For years now, on the day before Thanksgiving my mother has made what in my family goes by the slightly unappetizing name of "Tuscan Onion Goo." Inspired by a visit to a family-owned gem in Florence called Ristorante del Fagioli, this sour-sweet onion confit was originally served to her as an antipasto. She enjoyed it so much that she asked, in halting but enthusiastic Italian, if the waiter would tell her how it was made. He promptly ushered her into the tiny kitchen, where the sweaty, grinning chef himself showed her how to put together the dish. She took mental notes and then came home and recreated it, with a few small adaptations.

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The Contests

Amanda & Merrill on the Today Show

November 12, 2009 • 12 Comments

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This Friday, we're going to be on the Today Show cooking the finalist recipes for Your Best Thanksgiving Stuffing. It's going to be a big step up in production values from our Flip camera/Helen-can-you-hurry-up-and-edit-that! set-up here on the site. Merrill is going to bring our dull knives and Amanda is planning to wear her fur hat, but we may have to behave in their TV kitchen. We hope you'll check it out!

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The Piglet

The Tournament of Cookbooks Winner!

November 10, 2009 • 0 Comments

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16 of the best cookbooks of 2009. 17 talented and opinionated judges.

1 prize: the coveted Piglet Trophy.

FINAL ROUND

Tonight we hosted the Piglet Party, where we presented both the People's Choice Award, and the official Piglet trophy. We tallied your votes for the final round, and although the totals were only 15 votes apart, the People's Choice Award goes to Seven Fires.

And as for the Piglet itself, the trophy goes to...

Congratulations to Francis Mallman and Peter Kaminsky, who accepted the Piglet tonight on behalf of both authors.

The final round was judged by Nora Ephron.


Read the complete decision HERE.

We had a great time reading all of the judges' decisions, as well as your comments along the way. Thanks so much to the authors and judges, and to all of you for participating in the first ever Tournament of Cookbooks. We're already looking forward to next year!

- Amanda, Merrill and Charlotte

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