Listen Up! We Have a Delicious New Podcast.

Head on into the kitchen with your favorite cooks.

November  6, 2020

Back in March, we found ourselves cooking—and uncovering more purpose, satisfaction, and necessary escape in said cooking—way more than we ever had before, and we were wondering how we could connect to you all out there who might be experiencing the same thing.

We revisited beloved recipes: a biscotti favorite going back decades. An omelet sandwich from childhood. A fail-proof pan of crispy-yet-fluffy potatoes. Each time, we recorded ourselves as we talked through what we were seeing, smelling, tasting, remembering, and thinking along the way.

And that's how our newest podcast, recipe cook-along show Play Me a Recipe, was born. You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts, so you don’t miss an episode—and if there's a Food52 recipe you'd like to hear us make, just let us know in the comments below or in an email.

To kick off the show, we’ve passed the spatula to a few very special dinner virtual guests, so they can share the holiday recipes that are particularly meaningful to them and their families.


You'll hear The Flavor Equation author and Kitchen Scientist columnist Nik Sharma on the pleasures of crisp-cornered, squidgy-centered, saffron-perfumed stuffing...

Cookbook author and aquafaba wizard Hetty McKinnon on why tater tots are synonymous with the holidays to her and her family...

Our resident baker Maurizio Leo’s very soothing voice (the audio equivalent of what the inside of a pull-apart roll feels like)...

And, in the first episode (which is out now!), catch cookbook editor and The Splendid Table host Francis Lam almost burn off his eyebrows.

At a time when we are supposed to stay far, far apart, there’s something oddly comforting about the behind-the-scenes sounds of each other's kitchens: the yawn of Francis’ fridge, the hum of Kristen’s freezer, the thud of potatoes rolling around on Brinda’s counter, the sizzle of an egg hitting Arati’s hot pan. We’re excited to share these moments with you, and we hope you’ll take us into your kitchens, too.

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Coral Lee is an Associate Editor at Food52. Before this, she cooked food solely for photos. Before that, she cooked food solely for customers. And before that, she shot lasers at frescoes in Herculaneum and taught yoga. When she's not writing about or making food, she's thinking about it. Her Heritage Radio Network show, "Meant to be Eaten," explores cross-cultural exchange as afforded by food. You can follow her on Instagram @meanttobeeaten.