Photos from The Food52 Cookbook, Volume II Potluck Parties

February  4, 2013


Throwing parties is fun. (We do it all the time.)

Throwing parties to celebrate yourself and your friends? Even better.

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All around the world, the Food52 community gathered to drink, to eat, and to celebrate the release of The Food52 Cookbook, Volume II. Armed with Olli's Handcrafted Cultured Butter, beans from Rancho Gordo, and, of course, a book filled with your own recipes, you all threw parties we wish we could've joined.

Here are some highlights, and share your own experiences in the comments!

Mollycumming hosted a potluck in downtown Austin, with, from left to right, starting at the top: Sandra Merrell (TXExpatInBKK's mom), TXExpatInBKK (Who just happened to be home from Thailand for a few months, which enabled her to attend her first Food52 event!), arielleclementine (with baby Henry), Dina Proffer, aargersi, LocalSavour, and HelentheNanny (who took the photo!). 

Austin Potluc

Their spread included Food52 favorites Brown Butter Bourbon Banana BreadParty Pretzel BitesAchiote Chickpeas, Butternut Squash Wedges with a Sage Hazelnut PestoShaved Brussels Sprout Salad, and Short Rib Ragu. 

Austin Potluck


Luvcookbooks and friends threw a potluck in New York, which featured a homemade ice cream and toppings bar (with Miso Caramel!). To round out the meal, they also ate mrslarkin's Butternut Sage Scones (made by the woman herself!) and Sagegreen's The Complete Easy All Vegetarian Holiday Brunch.

Sundaes Scones

Kids and ice cream


CamillaMMann's friends and family gathered in Monterey, California to cook (and eat!) Food52 recipes Absurdly Addictive Asparagus, Thanksgiving Osso Bucco, and other family favorites (like rosemary foccacia in their outdoor pizza oven! Jealous.).

Thanksgiving Osso Bucco Camilla Mann


Sdebrango hosted a potluck at her home in Brooklyn, where Bevi, wssmom, cristinasciarra, and Azita dined on Food52 recipes Sausage and Kale Dinner Tart, Jalapeno Apple Slaw, Figgy Pudding Butter Cookies, Flank Steak with Chimichurri sliders, and Tender Yellow Cupcakesl. Bevi even brought homemade jam!

sdebrango potlcuk


Sara Croft and friends threw a potluck in Indianapolis, where they feasted on Chevre Devils, State Fair Cream Puffs, and other Food52 party snacks.

Tart Chèvre Devils

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Brette Warshaw

Written by: Brette Warshaw

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aargersi February 4, 2013
We had a great time at Molly's - she is the Hostess With The Mostess - I hope we have lots more Food52 fun in 2013
aargersi February 4, 2013
We had a great time at Mollys - she is the Hostess With The Mostess - looking forward to more potlucks and fun in 2013!!!
TXExpatInBKK March 19, 2013
Yes! She was a wonderful hostess and the food was wonderful. Thanks so much for including me!
luvcookbooks February 4, 2013
sdebrango, I wish I could have made it to Brooklyn, I was visiting a couple in Philadelphia that weekend. Hope we can meet up another time!! Looked like a great party!
Bevi February 4, 2013
Pistachio Doughnut also attended our party. Since she was my food52 Secret Santa, I had to really zip it up when the topic came up.
Bevi February 4, 2013
And Singing Baker attended as well!
Kitchen B. February 4, 2013
Oh my, I should consider moving Stateside. What a wonderful set of potlucks! Write another book and I'll plan a holiday!!
hardlikearmour February 4, 2013
Looks like a good time was had by all! I know I had fun at the party vrunka hosted!