The Perennial Plate and Detroit Dirt, a community composting initiative, teamed up for an urban gardening extravaganza on Detroit Dirt's farm. FOOD52er mariaraynal helped organize the event, which brought together almost twenty voluteers to help with the project. Read her recap here.
Amanda won herself a James Beard Award for The Essential New York Times Cookbook. Since the very idea for FOOD52 grew out of Amanda & Merrill's work on this big, handsome book, the win is especially poignant -- we can all be grateful that this book is what brought us all together.
We published our first cookbook, The Food52 Cookbook, with 140 recipes vetted by our extraordinary community. More than 40 potlucks were thrown across the country in celebration. Out of 195 "Best Cookbooks of 2011" lists compiled by Eat Your Books, ours came in 4th overall!
We turned the FOOD52 Hotline into our first iPhone app, providing answers and guidance to thousands of home cooks all across the world. Food luminaries like Dorie Greenspan and Mollie Katzen joined in on the fun, too.
We expanded the FOOD52 Shop, bringing deals from our favorite producers and designers right into your kitchen.
FOOD52 got a spiffy new look, allowing all of you to interact more and discover more recipes, fellow cooks, and handy how-to videos than ever before.