Sunday Dinner

9 Meals to Make When Time *Isn't* of the Essence

January  4, 2018

Here at Food52, we love to make things easy for you. We’re all about the one-pot meal, the kitchen hack that will cut your prep time in half, the sheet pan dinner that dirties just one dish. People lead busy lives and we’re committed to making sure you don’t have to sacrifice a hearty, home-cooked meal to a hectic schedule—we quite literally wrote a book on the subject.

But for all our talk of efficiency, we realize that every once in a while, a laborious kitchen project is in order. We’re talking an afternoon-long, grab a good book, simmer-for-four-hours kind of meal. As consuming as it may seem set aside the time and devote yourself to a recipe that doesn’t flaunt its pithiness, but rather a commitment to cooking at its slowest. It’s in these moments that the joys of being in the kitchen emerge.

What kind of laborious kitchen projects do you plan to tackle this weekend? Tell us about them in the comments.

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Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.

1 Comment

Analida B. January 5, 2018
I am drooling at that pork shoulder ragu. Flat pastas that are uniquely shaped make a dish look rustic. Plus the addition of pork shoulder adds just the right levels of richness.