Community Picks

Community Picks -- Your Best Cheap Feast

March 28, 2013

Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the winning headnote and tester's comments by clicking through to the Community Picks recipes — the comments are at the top. And even if the recipe you tested wasn't chosen as a CP, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Community Picks (Tested and photographed by us!)

Rustic Beet Tart and Wilted Greens

Shop the Story



Lablabi (Middle Eastern Spicy Chickpea Stew)



A Spring Feast: Braised Pork Shoulder with Peas and Eggs

Spring Celebration


Chicken and Lemon and Herb Dumplings

Chicken and Lemon  

Community Picks (Tested by you!)

Caldo Verde
Conchiglie con Cavolfiore (Shell Pasta with Cauliflower)
Red Lentil Vadouvan Coconut Soup
Sardine Casserole
Tinga Chicken
Vegetarian "Reuben"
Warming Red Pozole

Photos by James Ransom

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Kukla
  • inpatskitchen
  • EmilyC
  • Forskning Beta
    Forskning Beta
  • creamtea
Marian Bull

Written by: Marian Bull



Kukla March 30, 2013
Congratulations to all! These all look so good!
inpatskitchen March 29, 2013
Congrats to all!! These are all keepers!
EmilyC March 28, 2013
Congrats to all! A BIG thanks to gingerroot for testing my recipe and her lovely, thoughtful review! Also thanks to the FOOD52 team for testing and photographing it -- all of the photos are beautiful.
Forskning B. March 28, 2013
woah, i want to try this!
creamtea March 28, 2013
Thank you, nola_t, for testing my chickpea recipe and for the lovely review, and thanks to James Ransom for the beautiful photograph!
fiveandspice March 28, 2013
Congratulations to all! I love how this shows just what amazing things you can cook "cheaply". So beautiful.
aargersi March 28, 2013
These all look so good I don't know where to start!