Editors' Picks -- Week 37

March  4, 2010


Roast Chicken week proved to be an especially difficult one for the judges at food52 -- it took us twice as long to scour the submissions for potential finalists as it normally would, simply because the recipes were so good and the techniques so well-honed and specific. Here's what we learned: you people are passionate about your roast chicken!

Savorykitchen uses a hair dryer to dry out the skin for a perfect, crackly crust in her Citrus Roasted Chicken. arielleclementine doesn't let a drop of rich, chicken-y goodness out of her grasp, rendering out the extra fat that others might discard for the potatoes in her Schmaltz-y Roasted Chicken and Potatoes. And aargersi, if left to her devices, would scarf up all the crispy skin from her Roasted Chicken with Honey, Lemon and Rosemary without sharing any! 

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Fanatics, all of you. We're so proud.

Now, without further ado, here are our Editors' Picks!



See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • SaySchwartzAndBeSure
  • EmilyNunn
  • gluttonforlife
  • pierino
  • shayma
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SaySchwartzAndBeSure March 18, 2010
Thanks to all! Roast chicken is my favorite comfort food and it was a delight to see so many who felt the same but had so different an approach.
EmilyNunn March 6, 2010
Congrats to everyone! The creativity and deliciousness-apparent in these two contests makes it so hard to decide what to vote for--never mind where to start cooking.
gluttonforlife March 5, 2010
Proud to be included in this group of fanatics and dreamers! Thank you!
pierino March 5, 2010
I knew that this would be a tough battle. Perfect chicken is that one thing that all accomplished cooks aspire to. Looking forward to next week's themes.
shayma March 5, 2010
Congrats, all. I am most honoured to be in such lovely company, too. And a special congrats to Glutton For Life for *two* nominations in this category (cant you tell, i am excited about the upcoming Oscars!).
aargersi March 5, 2010
Congrats to all, and such a great collection of recipes - I am very happy and honored to be a part of this! I want to try every single one of these recipes.
coffeefoodwrite March 5, 2010
Congrats everyone!
Lizthechef March 4, 2010
How fun to be a small part of such an incredible gathering of cooks...Now it's time to run out and hug my Meyer lemon tree;)
lastnightsdinner March 4, 2010
Such wonderful recipes, all of them! Congrats, folks!
arielleclementine March 4, 2010
congratulations picks and finalists! what a tasty bunch!
MrsWheelbarrow March 4, 2010
Nice to be in such very good company. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners!
TasteFood March 4, 2010
Thank you for the nod, and congratulations to this weeks' finalists for their delicious recipes!