Articles Tagged “kitchen”

Recipe Writing Week

Pearls of Wisdom: Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen

By • June 28, 2012 • 0 Comments

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Presenting Pearls of Wisdom -- in conjunction with FOOD52's Recipe Writing Week, we'll be bringing you pro tips from the food world's best chefs and writers. Stay tuned for more every day this week.

You'd be hard-pressed to find a food lover who doesn't nuture a crush on Deb Perelman, the cook and blogger behind the wildly popular Smitten Kitchen. With her first cookbook coming out in just a few months, she jotted down a few of her best recipe writing pointers. Her secret? Pretend like you're describing a recipe to your best friend.

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Behind the Scenes

Thank you, Kitchen Butterfly!

By • June 27, 2012 • 13 Comments

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We had a special guest in the office today -- FOOD52er Kitchen Butterfly, visiting New York from her native Nigeria, came to pay us a visit! (The weekend before several FOOD52 users met up at Eataly -- you can see Panfusine's recap of the event here.)

It wasn't until the end of her visit that she surprised us all with a set of gorgeous gifts -- we were speechless! From left to right, we have a reprint of a 1930s-era Yoruba cookbook, gorgeous placemats made from coconut fibers, grains of paradise -- which apparently cost next to nothing in Nigeria -- Kitchen Butterfly's favorite curry powder, dried chiles, ground melon seeds, and a gorgeous wooden bowl.

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Behind the Scenes

Too Many Cooks: What are your Best and Worst Kitchen Tasks?

By • June 22, 2012 • 24 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.

When it comes to cooking, everyone has a task that they look forward to doing -- and one that they put off as long as possible. This week, we tackle the question What are your favorite and least favorite kitchen tasks?

The results were surprising and fun -- quite a few of us love doing tasks that others of us can't stand. (Ahem, washing dishes.) Reply with your most and least favorite kitchen tasks in the comments!

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