Kitchen Hacks

Your Best Kitchen Hacks

July 27, 2012

For the next two weeks, we're hosting our own Summer Food Fights on FOOD52 -- come play along! Big prizes await.

cherry pitter  saving wine

The first event in our Summer Food Fights will be the Watermelon Shot Put.

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Just kidding! Here it is for real:

Show us Your Best Kitchen Hack. Win amazing prizes.

We love discovering new tricks in the kitchen -- anything from how to pit a cherry, sans pitter to the best way to save wine -- and we know you FOOD52ers have plenty of good ones up your sleeves. And all you need is a digital camera to film or photograph yours.

Each of our top three kitchen hacks will win one of these, in the color of their choice:

gold le creuset      silver le creuset  bronze le creuset          

Le Gold.

Le Silver.

Le Bronze.

Here's how to enter:

Upload your video -- 90 seconds or less, please -- to YouTube OR your photo album with captions to Flickr or Picasa by 12am EST Sunday, August 5th. Email us the links at [email protected] so we can find them (if you win, we may ask for you to send us your stuff so we can upload it to our own channels).

On August 8-10th, we'll show off Le Bronze, Silver and Gold-winning videos on FOOD52 and send these handsome Le Creuset French ovens off to the winners!


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See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Panfusine
  • maurnov
  • mrslarkin
  • Kristen Miglore
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  • Amanda Hesser
    Amanda Hesser
I'm an ex-economist, lifelong-Californian who moved to New York to work in food media in 2007, before returning to the land of Dutch Crunch bread and tri-tip barbecues in 2020. Dodgy career choices aside, I can't help but apply the rational tendencies of my former life to things like: recipe tweaking, digging up obscure facts about pizza, and deciding how many pastries to put in my purse for "later."


Panfusine July 31, 2012
does it have to be the F52 member shot 'putting' or can it be other members of the family.?
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Kristen M. July 31, 2012
Hi Panfusine -- it can be a family member featured in the video/photos, but just to be clear, we don't actually want you to "shot put" anything. That sounds hard! Let us know if you're not sure what we mean by "kitchen hacks".
maurnov July 29, 2012
Is Canada in or out of this contest?
Amanda H. July 29, 2012
Amanda H. July 29, 2012
Sorry, just realized you were asking this regarding the prizes -- we'll check and get back to you!
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Kristen M. August 1, 2012
Sadly our sponsor isn't able to ship outside the U.S. -- but we have other ideas! If you have a friend or relative in the U.S., we can always ship there -- otherwise we'll be happy to send any international winners a handsome FOOD52 tote bag.
mrslarkin July 27, 2012
Challenge accepted! Can we upload multiple hacks? Or just one?
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Kristen M. July 28, 2012
Yes, feel free to share as many as you want!