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Too Many Cooks: Thanksgiving Desserts, Sans Pumpkin

By • November 16, 2012 • 5 Comments

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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.

There's no getting around it -- everyone's mind is on Thanksgiving. As the big day grows nearer, our plans fall into place: we decide which sides should grace the table, which way is best to cook the bird, what to serve before the meal. And then there's always the pumpkin pie. 

But what if this year, there wasn't? 

 

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Too Many Cooks: What's Your Favorite Cold-Weather Drink?

By • November 9, 2012 • 4 Comments

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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 snowed in New York this week, which sent us scrambling not just for our coats, scarves, hats, and mittens, but also for our saucepans. Why? To make warm drinks, of course.

This week we're sipping from our mugs by a roaring fire and answering the question: What's your favorite cold-weather drink? Be sure to check out Peter's nostalgia-licious hot chocolate memory!

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Too Many Cooks: How Did you Prepare for the Storm?

By • November 2, 2012 • 5 Comments

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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.

This week, the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy brought us all together as New Yorkers. We've been office-less and working from home this week, and our hearts go out to all Food52ers and beyond who have been affected by the storm. You can donate to the Red Cross to help relief efforts here, and there are volunteer opportunities available throughout New York and New Jersey as the rebuilding effort begins.

Today, we're going back in time a few days to our preparation efforts before the hurricane hit. The question: what did you cook before the storm?

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Too Many Cooks: What's Your Favorite Halloween Candy?

By • October 26, 2012 • 6 Comments

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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.

You'll forgive us, I hope, if we're a little hyper today. You see, with Halloween weekend coming up, we've all got phantom sugar highs from the memory of candy bars past.

Today we head to the candy aisle to answer the question: What's your favorite Halloween candy? Bring on the Twix bars, the Warheads, and the Nerds! There'll be time for homemade caramel apples all fall.

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Too Many Cooks: What's the Best Apple?

By • October 19, 2012 • 17 Comments

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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.

What's the best apple? That's the important, autumnal question that we're answering this week. Childhood memories, honeycrisps, and explanation points loom large, although some of us (ahem, Amanda) would prefer no apples at all.

Which variety of apple do you like best for eating out of hand? Tell us in the comments!

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Too Many Cooks: Your Biggest Kitchen Disaster

By • October 12, 2012 • 3 Comments

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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.

Merrill is the inspiration for this week's Too Many Cooks question. Yes, Merrill -- who you can see here clutching her cut finger after a Horseradish Vodka Bloody Mary mishap -- who once "burned down her kitchen attempting to deep-fry eggs."

Maybe you've guessed the question by now. Hint: it's one that we ask all of our contest winners.

What's your most spectacular kitchen disaster? Let the mishaps and mess-ups begin.

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Too Many Cooks: What's Your Autumn Go-To?

By • October 5, 2012 • 11 Comments

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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 weather is cooler, the sun is setting earlier, and it's time to stop eating tomato salads and turn on our ovens again. With that in mind, this week we're answering the question: What's the first thing you cook when the weather gets cold?

Comfort food is as personal as it is delicious -- soups, stews, ragus, you name it. What's your fall go-to?

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Too Many Cooks: How Do You Like Your Eggs?

By • September 28, 2012 • 10 Comments

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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.

We've been all about eggs this week -- frying them every which way, cracking them any way we can -- so we decided to tackle our favorite egg preparations for our weekly group post.

The answers were a little surprising! As Kristen pointed out, egg preferences are really solidified in childhood -- so if your parents favored soft-boiled eggs, chances are that you do, too. Pretty Proustian, huh? And then of course we had a couple of all-around egg-loving abstainers.

What's your favorite way to eat eggs?

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Too Many Cooks: What's Your Favorite Herb?

By • September 21, 2012 • 4 Comments

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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.

With temperatures cooling, the way we cook is changing: rather than just sprinkling some sea salt on a fresh heirloom tomato, it's the season for caramelized onions, roasted vegetables, soup, and...lots of herbs.

This week, we tackle the question: What's your favorite herb? Our answers are pretty divisive -- everyone has their favorite. Here they are, in order of popularity.

Did we miss your favorite herb -- tarragon, parsley, marjoram, or anything else? Let us know in the comments!

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