Our Cooking Manifesto isn't something we mention too often, but we hope that you've looked at it, and that it permeates this site as it does our lives. At the center of the manifesto is a sense that so much of cooking is about passing things down to the next generation. Raising little human beings who love to cook, and for whom food has more meaning than simply a mode of calorie delivery.
The FOOD52 Manifesto
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If you cook, your family will eat dinner together. If you cook, you will naturally have a more sustainable household. If you cook, you'll set a lifelong example for your children. If you cook, you'll understand what goes into food and will eat more healthily. If you cook, you'll make your home an important place in your life. If you cook, you'll make others happy. If you cook, people will remember you.
We talk a lot about Amanda's little ones and if you follow us on Twitter, you've probably read a bit about the kinds of things they take in their lunch boxes. And while it's probably no surprise that these kids spend some time in the kitchen with their mom, we thought you might like to take a closer look.
In the video above, Amanda cooks David Eyre's Pancake with her kids and talks about what matters most to her when it comes to shopping and cooking with them. Plus, there's plenty of heart-melting shots of our very own nominees for the JBF Award for Most Adorable Superstar 5-Year-Olds in the How to Cook With Your Kids category. Also known as Addie & Walker.
Sponsored by P&G Future Friendly: Procter & Gamble's sustainability initiative.
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).