Make Ahead

Young Kids & a Cramped Kitchen? The Kitchen Squad Can Help

July 18, 2016

What happens when Food52 and Food Network team up to field an all-star team—Katherine Alford, Food Network's Senior Vice President of Culinary and our own Amanda and Merrill—that helps people find more joy (and make better food) in their kitchens?

The Kitchen Squad (which is slightly more practical, but just as much fun, as a cheer squad).

Last episode, we watched them help recent-grad Madeline get her kitchen housewarming party-ready. This time, they're visiting Wummy, a busy mother who wants to get her kitchen back in order so that she can start planning and preparing healthy meals ahead of time:

From freezing make-ahead sauces to freeing up counter space, here are the tools that can help you apply the Squad's advice to your own kitchen:

And for the recipes and cooking tips, look no further:

Find Merrill's arugula pesto recipe in her and Amanda's forthcoming book A New Way to Dinner (available for presale now)—and, as a sneak peek, right below:

If scapes aren't in season, substitute with additional arugula or the white and light green parts of a leek.

What tools, advice, or recipes would you give Wummy? Tell us 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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1 Comment

foofaraw July 18, 2016
Love this!