Editors' Picks -- Week 39

March 25, 2010


This week's community-tested Editors' Picks yielded more fantastic results, as you can see above in Catherinejagers' photo of Stefano Coppola's Grill-Roasted Meatloaf and lastnightsdinners' photo of coffeefoodwritergirl's Wilted Spinach Salad with Balsamic Caramelized Red Onions.

You can read each tester's comments by clicking through to the Editors' Picks recipes -- the comments are under "Amanda and Merrill's Notes" at the top. Thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. This is a valuable, and much appreciated, contribution to the site. 

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We'd like to reiterate that Editors' Picks are meant to be the best of the best. Not every candidate that got a positive review was selected as an Editors' Pick and, by the same token, even if we didn't select a candidate, that doesn't mean it's a bad recipe. If the recipe you tested wasn't chosen as an EP, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged! We hope this process makes sense, but if not, please continue to give us feedback!

  • We're also adding some incentives to reward your hard work and make things interesting. The three people who test the most Editors' Pick candidates by June 1, 2010 will be entered in a drawing to win one of these fabulous prizes:
    • 1. A weekend stay on a small-scale working family farm with Feather Down Farm Days
    • 2. A snazzy food52 tote from L.L. Bean
    • 3. Three selections from Rick's Picks' line of delicious pickled goods




    See what other Food52 readers are saying.

    • WuNotWoo
    • testkitchenette
    • Kelsey Banfield
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    • coffeefoodwrite
    • Loves Food Loves to Eat
      Loves Food Loves to Eat
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    WuNotWoo March 26, 2010
    woo! i mean... wu!
    testkitchenette March 25, 2010
    Congrats to all of the Editor's Picks and Finalists! I look forward to trying all of them!
    Kelsey B. March 25, 2010
    Wow, what an honor to be picked! I loved @drbabs' writeup and the way she used her own breadcrumbs and served it to her family. That's one of the best things about meatloaf - it's versatility!
    drbabs March 25, 2010
    We really enjoyed it and had a great time doing the testing.
    coffeefoodwrite March 25, 2010
    Congrats to all the Editor's Picks. LND -- I am so happy that you liked the spinach salad. I so enjoy your recipes -- and your site!
    lastnightsdinner March 25, 2010
    Congrats to you - it's a great dish, and I look forward to having it again after I re-stock my spinach supply from our farmers' market this weekend!
    Loves F. March 25, 2010
    Congrats! Mrs. Wheelbarrow, I loved making your recipe, and my sister and boyfriend both loved eating it with me! Let me know if you want me to add my Sneaky Spinach, 'shrooms, and Bowties pics to the recipe!