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Our New Recipe Contest Schedule

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We're shaking things up around here -- now you'll have more of a say than ever in finding the best recipes on FOOD52.

Ever since our contests started three years ago, FOOD52's editorial team has read, tested, and announced finalists for you all to vote on. Then we dreamed up Community Picks -- the honorable mentions of every contest that you all help us test.

But we think it would work better the other way around. Starting this week, we want you to be involved in elevating finalists from the start. So we're trying something new: you'll test the Community Picks first, then we'll try out your favorites to find our top two. You'll still have the final say, by voting for the winner.

A few other shiny new improvements:
-- Testers will stay anonymous until the Community Picks are awarded -- we want to make sure you're comfortable giving an honest review
-- We want more of the community to get involved -- up to 3 testers per recipe, after that you'll be waitlisted.
-- We'll choose the best written review (under 100 words) to add to the recipe's headnote -- so make it count!

Bear with us -- this is a pilot project and there are sure to be bumps, and maybe rejiggerings, along the way. Thank you for playing along with us to make our contests better.

If you haven't participated in our recipe contests before, you can read more about them here.

The New Schedule (with sample dates for Your Best Radishes & Turnips)
-- Friday (5/25): We announce the list of candidates (see below) -- let the dibs calling begin!
-- Wednesday at 5pm (5/30): Your testing notes are due to [email protected]
-- Over the weekend: We test the ones you all liked best
-- Thursday 12pm (6/7): We announce the two finalists & all the winning Community Picks, with as many of our pretty photos as possible
-- Till Wednesday at 12pm (6/13): You vote, then we crown the winner!


Community-Tested Pick Candidates (go call dibs in the anonymous form below!) 

Radish-Carrot Date Nut Bread
Quick Radish Relish 
Triple Radish Yum -- Up for grabs!
Roasted Radishes with Almond Salsa Verde
Caccio e Pepe Pizza with Roasted Radishes
Tarator…The Radish Version 
Turnip Risotto
Radish Mint Relish Delish 
Spring Radish Salad with Chervil and Pepitas -- Up for grabs!
Spring Pesto with Roasted Radish, Mint and Preserved Lemon 
Roasted Root Vegetables with Soy Caramel and Crisped Rice
Radish Cippolini Roast 
Crunchy Celery, Radishes and Turnips Salad-Slaw in Blue Cheese Sauce 
Radish Top Aioli
Turnip Carrot Slaw 
Roasted Spring Root Vegetables with Horseradish-Thyme Butter 
Radish Couscous 
Creamy Spring Turnip Soup With Wilted Radish Greens And Bacon
Radish, Mascarpone, Honey, Salt
Buckwheat Tabbouleu with Roasted Young Turnips and Crunchy Radishes
Muli Ja Muthia - Radish Dumplings 

Tags: Contest, Recipe Testing