This Week's Contest Theme

August  6, 2010

Meatball contest

You can now start submitting recipes for Your Best Meatballs! Remember, we've shifted the contest schedule a bit -- now you have all weekend to start entering recipes but be sure you do so before next Thursday at midnight.

The winner will receive a $500 gift card from Whole Foods Market and 2 tickets to the New York City Wine & Food Festival's sold out Meatball Madness event on Thursday, October 7th (valued at $400). The runner-up will receive a $150 Whole Foods Market gift card.

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For the next 3 weeks, winners will also receive a snazzy food52 tote bag from L.L. Bean (pictured below) on top of their bounty of OXO goodies.

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See what other Food52 readers are saying.

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thirschfeld August 10, 2010
If I counted right it is almost 60 meatball recipes and it is only Tuesday. I am not sure how you are going to choose a recipe when by the looks of them they all have merit. Can't wait to see how many more entries are in by Thursday.
amanda H. August 9, 2010
Have any of you tried the meatballs from A16 Food + Wine cookbook? Seriously, the best ever. I've made them so many times I could make them in my sleep. Since it's not my recipe, I won't submit it, but for any meat lovers out there, you have to try them.
marynn August 10, 2010
Could you possibly share the recipe?
Sagegreen August 9, 2010
Just a question about what a meatball is for this contest: Are vegetarian variations ok? Does a meatball need to be round? So would an oval falafel be legitimate? Just wondering. Thanks.
Merrill S. August 9, 2010
Your recipe should contain actual meat -- sorry about that! But the shape is up to you...
Bruce B. August 8, 2010
LOVE meatballs!! And LOVE your newsletter. I'll be entering a few recipes in this week's contest!
Merrill S. August 9, 2010
Thank you! So glad you're enjoying food52.
lapadia August 8, 2010
OMG!!! This is only Sunday and ALL the recipes are sounding SO TASTY!
Waverly August 8, 2010
I love the Food52 tote bag, and I have a lovely meatball recipe to try to get it. Mrs. Larkin, good luck waiting on the repair people. I guess you'll just have to go out to eat.
Loves F. August 6, 2010
Can't wait to make some meatballs... and see what everyone else rolls up!
thirschfeld August 6, 2010
Wow, you have left the door wide open on this one. This will be really interesting to see all the different ekes on one of my favorite foods.
AntoniaJames August 6, 2010
Mmmmm, yum! This is gonna be good!! ;o)
Sagegreen August 6, 2010
Sounds like that wonderful children's story-cloudy today, but chance of meatballs tomorrow.
ellenl August 6, 2010
This should be another amazing week!
mrslarkin August 6, 2010
Have fun everyone. Mrs. Larkin is out of a range again. And looks like the fridge is dead too. Mrs. Larkin is not a happy camper. But at least the Fios guy fixed our connection so I can decompress by reading all your yummy meatball submissions while I wait for the Sears guy to come next week.
Lizthechef August 6, 2010
Really sorry about your stove and fridge - know you would have submitted great recipes!
Merrill S. August 9, 2010
Man, you do not have great luck, do you?
Sagegreen August 9, 2010
If you lived closer, you would be welcome to come over to cook! Western Mass may be a bit far, though.
Kayb August 6, 2010
I'm with Aargersi. I love me some meatballs.
Kitchen B. August 6, 2010
Excited............too. Thank God my blackberry jam is out of the way :-)
aargersi August 6, 2010
YAY for meatballs! I am with Aliwaks on this one, plus NO JAM for a week. Mr L will be happy about that!!!!
Aliwaks August 6, 2010
Meatballs are one of my favorite food groups.