These past few months and this week’s election have highlighted the uncomfortable truth that there is much that divides us. There’s a lot of hard work to be done.
One place where we’ve always been able to find common ground is around the table—which is where we believe we can make a difference. The ritual of sharing a meal is a vital way that humans connect. We created Food52 to bring people together around food. To be inclusive and generous. To share recipes and debate ideas. To carve out a personal, meaningful experience on the vast, impersonal internet.
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Our company and our vision have grown since then, but the heart of it all remains a belief that eating thoughtfully improves our lives—our family life, our health, our sense of joy.
In this moment, we’d love to know what we could be doing to help strengthen these ties we share. Yes, we’ll make sure you get a great Thanksgiving dinner to the table, have all the best comfort foods on hand, and have every cookie recipe you could ever want. But we’re looking to you to give us ideas that we may not have thought of, to lead us down paths we may not have explored.
Now is our chance to show the world how much all of this matters—how food has the power to unite us and to demonstrate that we care about each other.
We hope to hear from you—we’re listening.
Amanda & Merrill, Founders of Food52
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).