Amanda has recently just finished the New York Times Cookbook. She excavated more than a century's worth of recipes from the newspaper's archives for an account of the evolution of American cooking, it's enormous, 900 pages, and brilliantly written. Her Food52.com project is the perfect synergy of blogging and community, a coup that her naysayers simply didn’t have the capacity to imagine. The lesson here is to never underestimate a woman with a sharp mind, a sharp knife and a degree in economics!
- Kate Manchester