As we mentioned on Saturday, we’ve closed our offices for the time being. Like so many people across the country and around the world, we’re working away in our homes: testing recipes, taking photos, filming videos, sourcing Shop products, writing code, and tending to all the other activities that keep our business humming.
Home is a powerful place for all of us, and its role as a refuge and solace feels particularly acute right now. Home is also where we often express our personalities most intimately and creatively, a value that’s central to Food52’s very existence.
We started this company in a home—in Amanda’s kitchen (see the pic below)—and for ten years, you’ve shared recipes and tips from your own homes as our community grew.
We realize that the specific impact of the current situation is different for everyone, but we’re all affected in some way. Many of us are spending more time around the house, whether it’s cooking to feed ourselves and our families or finding distraction through projects—from deep-cleaning the oven to fixing a broken bookshelf. We understand that these humble activities won’t change the course of global events, but we believe that Food52ers can find comfort by sharing how we’re all spending our time. In this way, what we’re doing separately can become what we’re all doing together.
Each week, we’re going to post different themes on Instagram (@Home52, too), Twitter, and Facebook—from what we’re cooking (creative pantry meals, recipes to make with our kids) to our best cleaning hacks. Our team members will share their own photos, videos, recipes, and tips. We hope you’ll share yours as well. Then we’ll highlight as many as we can on the site and across our social channels for everyone to see.
And if you have ideas for themes or content you’d like to see or share, please let us know. As always, we’re at our best when we act collectively.