Amanda & Merrill

Get the Perfect Char with Vintage A&M

January 28, 2016

Here at Food52, we're all about getting the basics down—you know, building up our cooking toolboxes, learning the best ways to do something. This week, refresh the basics of toast-burning with this vintage video of Amanda and Merrill. No one can get a char quite like they can—and no one loves burnt toast more (fun fact interlude: Food52 was almost named Burnt Toast; instead, our podcast got that title)—but thanks to this video, we can at least try.

What's your strategy? Teach us your ways (or your favorite burnt toast recipe) in the comments.

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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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Olivia B. January 28, 2016
<3. Where's that bread from? It looks GOOD.
Olivia B. January 28, 2016