With every headline we write at Food52, we hope to accomplish a whole lot, in precious little space.
Our first goal is, of course, to be clear about what you’ll be getting when you click into an article. If we've done our job, the breadcrumbs are there to let you know whether you'll find a long read or a video, a roundup of lazy summer dinner recipes or a how-to on making 3-day ricotta gnudi, a cookbook review or primer on table-setting or a dive into pop culture.
Look away! If you read it too many times, you'll open up a wormhole to another dimension. Instead, let's celebrate some of the best headlines of the year—the ones that made us (or, at the very least, me) smile, made us think, and made us want to read, cook, watch, drink, bake, build, debate, and learn.
I'm an ex-economist, ex-Californian who moved to New York to work in food media in 2007. Dodgy career choices aside, I can't help but apply the rational tendencies of my former life to things like: recipe tweaking, digging up obscure facts about pizza, and deciding how many pastries to put in my purse for "later."