Amanda & Merrill

Win a Spring Break Extravaganza with Amanda + Merrill!

April  1, 2014

Hello, dear Food52ers! After this never-ending winter, we think you deserve a vacation. So we're giving a few lucky readers a Spring Break Getaway in New York City!

If you win, you'll experience a thrilling weekend with Amanda and Merrill at the Food52 offices and around the city. Watch the video below, where A&M share more of the details. 

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Some terms and conditions apply. For more details, and to enter our sweeps, click here.

Special thanks to our tireless videographer Kyle Orosz, and the lovely people of Union Square Greenmarket for not asking us to leave their premises.

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A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).

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amazinc April 8, 2014
It's already April 8 and I'm juist home from a "road Warrior" trip, but I Reeeealy wanted to join you in NYC. Too funny and I love your mutt. Thanks for the guffaw. Marianne
Connie M. April 6, 2014
Nice! If you ever decide to do it for real, sign me up!
Ginger S. April 4, 2014
Drat...I was all set to WIN ! You are hilarious, love your sense of humor! Happy April :D
KimR April 4, 2014
Haha! You got me! And it's April 4 now. It's the April Fools joke that keeps on giving!
Kristina April 3, 2014
SPANKY rocks!
Christine April 3, 2014
awww, i was SO excited to enter! hahaha!
Katie April 2, 2014
I was all set to enter! Teach me to cook! ;)
Deb W. April 2, 2014
Wait a minute, this isn't real! From the editors wrapped in blankets at the green market to the flying pink unicorn (or was I hallucinating?) this is brilliant. Nice antidote to high'fallutin foodiness, Thank You!
Kim K. April 2, 2014
You got me! Too funny....I will be there the May 19th to 24th to visit my daughter...Can I come visit you?????
Angie April 2, 2014
That was hysterical! Loved the mushroom foraging NYC style! Great job ladies! It would have been fun to join you two tho!!
chantal C. April 2, 2014
GigiB April 2, 2014
I was so bummed this was a hoax lol! The dishwashing scene was perfect - reminds me of an essay I loved from Cooking for Mr. Latte, Amanda. :o)
Amanda H. April 2, 2014
Thanks all for your good humor and for putting up with our shenanigans!
Lelieth April 2, 2014
That was priceless!
Ellen K. April 2, 2014
Loved the pup...
Amy April 1, 2014
Ahhh :( Was hoping to win!
Brian April 1, 2014
Ha! Loved it. Got me with that one. There I was, watching the video and wondering why the cue card was so far off to the side and then watching the kids all crowded around the table. Made me wonder if it was real or not, considering the price of real estate in New York. Ignore the grumpy people that do not appreciate a little levity on the first day of April.
Donna B. April 1, 2014
Love it! If you're hiring, I'm your gal! Love, love, love to
cook and create!!!
Anita L. April 1, 2014
You should not pull jokes on people over 70 they can get very disappointed if they don't win.
Dana M. April 1, 2014
thanks I needed a good laugh.