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March 10, 2017

We partnered with our friends at Natural Delights, purveyors of Medjool dates, for our latest contest—Your Best Recipe with Dates.

It's time to help us pick the contest finalists for Your Best Recipe with Dates!

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Any Food52 member can help us test our Community Pick candidates. All you have to do is take a peek at the candidates listed below and call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test! We accept up to 3 testers per recipe. And, if the recipe ends up being a Community Pick, we'll publish the best headnote, so make your notes count! Don't forget to email us your notes (no more than 100 words) to [email protected] by next Monday, March 20, at 5 P.M. (EST).

A Devils on Horseback-inspired grilled cheese with Stilton, bacon, and Medjool dates. Photo by James Ransom

Here's how to call dibs on a recipe:

When you've figured out which recipes are calling your name, sign up by following the link to that recipe's page. There, just above the comments, you'll see a "Test This Recipe" button. Click the button, and you’ll receive a confirmation email that officially crowns you a Food52 community tester. If for some reason you decide you cannot test, simply press the button again, and your name will be removed from the list. Act fast—this button will disappear on the Sunday before your testing notes are due.

Tips for testing:

When you test, we encourage you to consider (and write about!) your experience testing the recipe—every step of the way. Did you think it needed more salt? Was the cake a little dry? Think the oven temp should have been a bit higher? Please tell us! Constructive criticism is always encouraged. And as a reminder, please test the recipe exactly as it is written. (You can riff on it later if you like it, but for these purposes, the more authentic the experience and the more honest the feedback, the better.)

Join The Conversation

Top Comment:
“I entered two savory recipes as it originally stated 'your best savory' recipe using dates. Would have gladly submitted sweet recipes have quite a few. Maybe next time.”
— BerryBaby
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We'll use those comments (and our own testing here at the Food52 office) to help us choose the official finalists and Community Picks—and we'll publish the best headnote from a tester for each Community Pick (with credit, of course!). If the recipe you test isn't chosen as a Community Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section.

We partnered with our friends at Natural Delights, purveyors of Medjool dates, for our latest contest—Your Best Recipe with Dates.

8 Comments

Bevi April 1, 2017
Does the new contest schedule amount to only 4 contests a year?
 
morning G. March 31, 2017
Well it seems that one sweet and one savoury recipe have been shortlisted (puzzled).
 
luvcookbooks March 12, 2017
Happy for the extra testing time.
 
BerryBaby March 10, 2017
I agree. I entered two savory recipes as it originally stated 'your best savory' recipe using dates. Would have gladly submitted sweet recipes have quite a few. Maybe next time.
 
savorthis March 10, 2017
This contest asked for the best "savory" date recipes- so I am curious why so many sweet desserts were chosen.
 
morning G. March 10, 2017
Me too!
 
Jenya |. March 18, 2017
same here! Kind of not fair.
 
mrslarkin March 31, 2017
Me three!