We're Looking For Your Best Dish Made With Love

In our latest contest, we want to see your best main course recipes made with love.

October 15, 2021
Photo by James Ransom

We want to see your best dish made with love! Enter our latest recipe contest with your submission—you have until November 15!

As we approach the holiday season, many of us tend to think about visiting (and eating!) with family and friends. Although some of us spend an inordinate amount of time trying to craft that perfect turkey dinner menu with all the myriad trimmings, this is also the perfect time of year to show your friends and family that you care through sharing perhaps less fussy, but equally special foods—ones that are made with love.

Submissions are open from now until November 15 at 6 p.m. ET. Here are a just a few rules:

  • We are looking for main courses (sorry, no appetizers or desserts) but feel free to dress up your main with some accoutrements.
  • Your dish should be easily transportable, prepped, and served by the recipient of your loving meal.
  • We want you to tell us all about how your dish was made with love in the recipe headnote.

The contest winner will receive a Food52 gift card as a special thank you!

How To Enter:

If you already have a recipe on the site, go to that recipe page, hit "Edit Recipe" (under the photo), scroll down, hit "Submit my recipe to a contest," select the latest contest ("Your Best Dish Made With Love"), and save.

If you want to add a new recipe, head to your profile page, select "Recipes," click "Add a Recipe," upload it, hit "Submit my recipe to a contest," select the latest contest, and save.

We read every submission and test as many as possible. But that’s a lot of reading and a lot of testing, so we’re counting on your help, too. Scroll through the submission pages and make (and favorite) any recipe that catches your eye. Then, share feedback on the recipe page. We'll take all this feedback into account as we narrow down the top five, which will be announced December 15.

Here are the full rules for the contest.

What's the most loving dish someone has shared with you? Let us know in the comments.

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Written by: meganvt01


1 Comment

Sarah D. December 15, 2021
Were the top five ever announced? I don't see it on the website...