Too Many Cooks: Lobsters, Babies, Vegetables

September 14, 2012

You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.

The two themes of this week's photos from the lives of the Food52 staff are children (eating chocolate, excitedly watching lobsters boil, wearing stripes) and feasts (of tacos, of veggie burgers, of corn, of cocktails). May your weekend be full of cute little ones and delicious food!


Spectators for our boiled lobster night.

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Over the weekend, we found these glasses in a thrift shop in our neighborhood. I christened them with a cocktail made from Old Overholt rye, lemon, bitters, and peach-basil syrup left over from making Peaches Poached with Basil.


My friend Lukas Volger is running the NYC Marathon with the Lower East Side Girls Club team, which is already hugely impressive. To add to that, he held a veggie burger fundraiser for the Girls Club at 61 Local in Brooklyn. These are his delicious Thai Carrot veggie burgers, served on homemade focaccia with slaw, and they were fantastic.


It's the end of the season on Fire Island and groceries are even harder to come by than usual, but with a lot of help from my friends we managed this mostly vegan taco spread, starring hominy, grilled cactus, and pepita sauce.


My sister-in-law works at Ghirardelli -- clearly the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Can this be considered an antioxidant-rich vegetable?


Charlie says goodbye to the summer veggies in full-on Food52 striped style.


Preparing sweet corn for the apocalypse.

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