Community Picks -- Meat as a Flavoring

June  8, 2012


It's our second round of testing out our new system, where you help us pick the contest finalists! Any Food52 member is welcome to help us test our Community Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test in the comments section below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix -- remember, we're accepting up to 3 testers per recipe. If the recipe is worthy of a Community Pick, we'll publish the best headnote, so make it count! Don't forget to email us your headnote (no more than 100 words) to [email protected] by next Wednesday at 5pm (EST).

We'll collect your comments, name the finalists and official Community Picks and publish the best headnote for each Community Pick (with credit, of course!). If the recipe you test isn't chosen as a Community Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

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

Pimenton Roasted Cauliflower
Bacon Tomato Chawan Mushi
Savory Kugelhopf 
Salami Swirl Bread
Artichoke stew with bonus appetizer 
Gardener’s Delight 
Braised Artichoke Hearts 
Swiss Chard and Lemon Ricotta Pasta 
Grilled Fennel and Cannellini Bean Salad with Lemon Sage Dressing 
Breakfast Polenta with Linguica (or Pancetta) and Fried Rosemary 
Springtime Bacon and Egg Fried Rice 
Roasted Corn and Bacon Napa Cabbage Slaw
Sauteed Collards with Corn and Bacon 
Bacon & Eggs Risotto 
A Tomato Sandwich Worthy of a Little Bacon
Spring Tart with Bacon, Leeks, Green Garlic, and Gruyere
Not-Quite Niçoise with Lime-Chive Cream 
Cornbread with Chorizo 
Pub Gougères with Anchovy and Cayenne

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • fiveandspice
  • gourmettenyc
  • hardlikearmour
  • Bevi
  • mrslarkin
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fiveandspice June 10, 2012
Could you guys also continue to mark the ones that are still up for dibs as much as possible so potential testers know? I also just noticed a tweet to the effect that you still needed testers, and I'm happy to test another besides the one I already signed up for, but only if I know that you do in fact need more people testing. Does that even make sense? That was a convoluted sentence!
hardlikearmour June 10, 2012
It makes sense! And it would be quite helpful.
Bevi June 11, 2012
For non-Tweeters, noting on this thread that testers are needed on particular recipes would be helpful.
gourmettenyc June 9, 2012
Yes, CPs are still considered for finalists in the new contest format.
mrslarkin June 10, 2012
That's great!

I'm still confused about how exactly the finalists are chosen. Can we get some more details on that as well?
hardlikearmour June 8, 2012
Congrats to all! Wonderful assortment of recipes (as usual.) I'm still curious to know if recipes that already have a CP are considered for finalists in new contest with the new format. Anyone?