You’ve been with us as we set out to become the very best resource for everyone who sees food as the center of a well-lived life—a place where people feel welcome and connected, where you can get exactly what you need, be it a new recipe or a new dish rack, where the meaning of home and good food are explored to infinity.
And today, we’re thrilled to share some very exciting news: We’ve taken on a majority investment from TCG Capital Management, to help us grow. (You can read the news here.) This means we’ll be able to create more of the things you love, like stories, recipes, videos, and podcasts; open pop-up stores across the country; kick-start new partnerships; give you best-in-class customer care; and dream big about the future—with you.
We will both be right here with you as we’ve always been, along with every member of the wonderful Food52 team, cooking recipes, sharing tips, posting on Instagram, obsessing over home design, discovering (and creating!) new products, and chatting cookbooks.
This news caps off what has been a very big year—our 10th anniversary year! We already have lots of great things happening. Our community-driven line of kitchen and home goods, Five Two, is heading into its second year, with some of our most anticipated products coming soon. Our second season of Genius Recipes videos just kicked off. Our latest book, Dynamite Chicken, is about to hatch. Our videos are now available on every JetBlue flight. And we have our biggest and most ambitious Holiday Swap yet planned for November.
This new investment will help us act on and expand our ambitions. To do this, though, we need your help. We’d love to hear what you’d like to see more of going forward (tell us in the comments!). An app? A store? More travel or home content? More new Five Two products? Curated trips?! These are some of our ideas, but we’d love to know yours.
Thanks for being part of this amazing community! Also, here’s a snappy recipe for tonight.
Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs