Our Latest #f52contest: Not Sad Desk Lunches

October 30, 2015

We have a faster, easier way to share your recipes and photos with us: Instagram! Each month, we'll pick an ingredient or a theme and ask you to tell us about what you're making through photographs and captions. We here at Food52 are putting our collective muscle behind a cause we believe in: The Not Sad Desk Lunch. We're pledging to revolutionize our own lunches, and we're bringing very not-sad lunches out into the world. We want to change the way you make lunch! And for this week's #f52contest, we want to see your own not sad desk lunches.


Here's how the contest will work (check out the official rules here):

  1. Take a photo of your best not sad desk lunch and be sure to use the hashtags #f52contest and #notsaddesklunch. When you tag your photo, it will appear below for everyone to admire.
  2. Describe what you made in the text of the caption so that others can replicate it. Consider this your opportunity to condense your favorite recipes into caption form.
  3. We'll regram one photo a day, taking into account the most creative ideas and the most beautiful photos.
  4. At the end of the week, one winner will receive a Not Sad Desk Lunch kit from the Food52 team.
  5. Want some inspiration? See some past #f52contest winners.

Questions? Ask in the comments!

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xuan October 31, 2015
What does the not sad desk lunch consist of? I was unable to find it in your product listing.
xuan October 31, 2015
*not sad desk lunch kit
Caroline L. November 2, 2015
hi xuan, good question! we actually don't sell it in our shop; it's the same "kit" we bring to offices when we take #notsaddesklunch on the road: a stainless steel bowl, good olive oil, some vinegar we love, nice salt, and tongs—so you can throw together a spiffy salad in your office.
Bella B. October 30, 2015
Everything looks so yummy!