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The end of the holiday season marks the time we love to start looking forward—once the trees are down and the tinsel (grey and on-brand only, please) is put away, we start looking into our future: What will we resolve to do differently in the kitchen this year? What will we finally learn how to cook? Will 2016 be the year we remember by throwing caution to the wind and painting our living room “Rose Quartz”? Or maybe paint over last year’s resolution of the same nature?

Photo by James Ransom

But before we sprint into 2016, we want to remember everything that made this past year what it was—the 2015 landmarks that we banded together to make happen, and that we couldn’t have achieved without your help.

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Here’s our 2015 highlight reel—and we hope you’ll share yours in the comments:

  • We started the new year with new digs—bigger desks (our snacks deserved more real estate), more kitchen space, and a studio finally worthy of our talented visual team.
First Look at the New Food52 Office, Brought to You by #MOVE52
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First Look at the New Food52 Office, Brought to You by #MOVE52
Looking Back: All the Places Food52 Has Called Home

Looking Back: All the Places Food52 Has Called Home by Food52

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Meet Brad Sherman, Designer of our New Furniture Line (and the Food52 Office)

Meet Brad Sherman, Designer of our New Furniture Line (an... by Amanda Sims

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  • We came, we Piglet-ed, we conquered. This year's Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks was better than ever. (And the competition got hotter than ever, too.)
The 2015 Piglet Party
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The 2015 Piglet Party
Why Cookbooks Are More than Their Recipes

Why Cookbooks Are More than Their Recipes by Kenzi Wilbur

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The 2015 Tournament of Cookbooks -- Day 2

The 2015 Tournament of Cookbooks -- Day 2 by Food52

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  • We put three books out into the world via a new imprint with Ten Speed Press, Food52 Works: Kristen Miglore's looker (and NYT bestseller!!) Genius Recipes, and our first two series books, Baking and Vegan.
5 Lessons I Learned Writing the Genius Recipes Cookbook
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5 Lessons I Learned Writing the Genius Recipes Cookbook
Food52's Two New Cookbooks! (& the Covers We Rejected Along the Way)

Food52's Two New Cookbooks! (& the Covers We Rejected Alo... by Food52

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Behind the Scenes of the Genius Recipes Cookbook Cover

Behind the Scenes of the Genius Recipes Cookbook Cover by Kristen Miglore

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The 15 Things You Shouldn't Miss in Knoxville, Tennessee

The 15 Things You Shouldn't Miss in Knoxville, Tennessee by Kenzi Wilbur

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33 Life Lessons We Learned From Home Design in 2015

33 Life Lessons We Learned From Home Design in 2015 by Amanda Sims

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  • We extended the Food52 family—because we think sitting around bigger tables is more fun.
Food52 Just Got Bigger: Introducing The52
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Food52 Just Got Bigger: Introducing The52
  • We also think sitting around tables for lunch—in the middle of the work day—is more fun, so we took Not Sad Desk Lunch on the road to spread that gospel.
We Want to Change the Way You Make Lunch
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We Want to Change the Way You Make Lunch
  • We heard wedding bells, sort of. (And created a new, spiffy way to make all of our wish list dreams come true.)
Announcing the Food52 Wedding Registry!
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Announcing the Food52 Wedding Registry!
  • We put on our formal gowns for awards season. (There wasn't a red carpet, but there was cake. Better?)
Three IACP Wins for Food52!
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Three IACP Wins for Food52!
  • And we put on our studio headphones, to start our podcast Burnt Toast.
Nigella Lawson Doesn't Entertain (& What Else We Learned From Meeting Her)

Nigella Lawson Doesn't Entertain (& What Else We Learned ... by Kenzi Wilbur

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Listen to Us Make Kenji López-Alt's 8-Page Meatloaf Recipe

Listen to Us Make Kenji López-Alt's 8-Page Meatloaf Recipe by Food52

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Happy Thanksgiving! Serve Some Spaghetti Carbonara

Happy Thanksgiving! Serve Some Spaghetti Carbonara by Kenzi Wilbur

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Someone Put A Diaper On The Turkey, and Other Holiday Stories

Someone Put A Diaper On The Turkey, and Other Holiday Sto... by Kenzi Wilbur

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  • Our tables got a little prettier by way of two exclusive dinnerware lines (see below!). And we hope yours did, too.
How Our First-Ever Food52 Dinnerware Line is Made

How Our First-Ever Food52 Dinnerware Line is Made by Amanda Sims

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The Story of our New Dinnerware Line from Hawkins New York

The Story of our New Dinnerware Line from Hawkins New York by Leslie Stephens

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  • We spent a day hanging out with the people who help make our Shop go 'round at our Makers Conference.
Behind the Scenes of Food52's First Makers Conference
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Behind the Scenes of Food52's First Makers Conference
  • We went more bananas on Thanksgiving than we ever have. We shot many, many feasts, imagined what it would be like to eat at a table alongside James Beard and Julia Child, and realized that you are, in fact, ready for this jelly when we published our first ever Jello salad.
6 Thanksgiving Menus for Every Whim and Need

6 Thanksgiving Menus for Every Whim and Need by Leslie Stephens

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What the Food52 Staff *Really* Serves on Thanksgiving

What the Food52 Staff *Really* Serves on Thanksgiving by Kenzi Wilbur

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Your Wackiest, Goofiest, Silliest, Sweetest Thanksgiving Traditions

Your Wackiest, Goofiest, Silliest, Sweetest Thanksgiving ... by Sarah Jampel

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The Squashduckens: A Really Crazy Idea That (Pretty Much) Worked

The Squashduckens: A Really Crazy Idea That (Pretty Much)... by Sarah Jampel

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  • And because we couldn't let November have all the fun, we also went more bananas in December than we ever have: There was our largest pop-up ever. There was a Cookie Truck that gave out 28,000 free cookies (!). There were 46 cookies from around the world. And a cookie face-off. And now, we sleep. See you in 2016.
A Peek Into Setting Up the Holiday Market!

A Peek Into Setting Up the Holiday Market! by Ali Slagle

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Travel Around the World with 46 Cookie Recipes (Cheaper than Airfare)

Travel Around the World with 46 Cookie Recipes (Cheaper t... by Food52

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UPDATE: We Have a Winner! The Food52 Holiday Cookie Truck (and Some Healthy Competition)

UPDATE: We Have a Winner! The Food52 Holiday Cookie Truck... by Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

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Our Holiday Cookie Truck Hits the Streets

Our Holiday Cookie Truck Hits the Streets by Caroline Lange

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  • We're just going to leave this here before we go.
What Happened When Cookie Monster Came to the Food52 Office
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What Happened When Cookie Monster Came to the Food52 Office