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Too Many Cooks: It's Time for a Celebration!

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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.


Have you heard? We're moving into a new office! And as many of you know, moving in Manhattan is a serious feat. We have champagne and all manner of festive foods on the brain for the minute we're done, which brings us to today's question:

What is your favorite special occasion food? (It should pair well with bubbly.)

Lauren: Oysters, hands down.

Merrill: This may sound dated and weird, but I'm going to go with pâté -- any sort, really.

Gheanna: Agree with Merrill -- pâté, cheese, baguette!

Kristy: Oysters!

Maddy: I agree with Merrill and Gheanna -- pâté!

Jennifer: Can I jump on the pâté wagon?

lemony sardine pate

Ryan: I'm in the pâté camp as well. On a thin baguette slice, topped with cornichon.

Marian: Cake!

Brette: An ice cream cone with sprinkles.

Stephanie: Definitely with Marian on this one. Cake.

Lindsay-Jean: Bite-sized anything. Nothing says special occasion to me like tiny morsels of food.


Amanda Li: Cured meats and figs.

Alex: Pink bubbles and cheese, please.

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