Editors' Picks -- Week 42

April  8, 2010


Any food52 member is welcome to help us test our Editors' Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test in the comments section below! Don't forget to email us your notes (about 100 words) to [email protected] by next Tuesday at 5pm.

We'll collect your comments, decide the official list of Editors' Picks and publish your evaluation in the headnote if the recipe is selected as an Editors' Pick (with credit, of course!). And even if the recipe you test isn't chosen as an Editors' Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

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We've also added some incentives to reward your hard work and make things interesting. The three people who test the most Editors' Picks 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.

  • Kelsey Banfield
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  • monkeymom
  • cheese1227
  • MrsWheelbarrow
  • EmilyNunn
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Kelsey B. April 8, 2010
Bummer - too late! But am looking forward to the asparagus round. I think I'll be trying some of these yummy cookies and the pork recipes anyway! :)
monkeymom April 8, 2010
I think I'm too late to the party as well. But, might I suggest to others to test the finalists and add comments? All four look awesome and I'm sure personal taste tests are in order. We definitely want to send the best forward to do battle. Go food52!
Food52 April 8, 2010
Brilliant suggestion, monkeymom! We wholeheartedly agree.
cheese1227 April 8, 2010
I'll take the Slow and Low Roast Pork with Ginger Sriracha Barbecue Sauce
cheese1227 April 8, 2010
Oops, I see that has already been taken. I don't beleive there are any more, are there?
Food52 April 8, 2010
Correct -- sorry about that! They went fast this week. Hopefully you can snag one next Thursday. And, as always, feel free to post your notes in the comments section of any recipe you try out.
MrsWheelbarrow April 8, 2010
I take Chewy Sugar Cookies #1? YUM
Food52 April 8, 2010
MrsWheelbarrow, it looks like drbabs already has that one covered. If you do make them, please feel free to post your notes in the recipe's comments section.
MrsWheelbarrow April 8, 2010
Ok - how about slow & low roast pork from WinnieAb?
Food52 April 8, 2010
Sounds perfect, thanks!
EmilyNunn April 8, 2010
I'll do the Just Right Sugar Cookies, gladly.
Rosemont_Farm April 8, 2010
I'd like to do the "Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Fennel, Onions, Teeny Tiny Potatoes and Garlic" but I'll one up it with my own Hazelnut Finished pork shoulder...

MrsWheelbarrow April 8, 2010
oh boy. i'd love to try that pork. the pork around here is acorn-finished.
WinnieAb April 8, 2010
Not that I need to make or eat any more cookies in the near future, but my kids are always up for more, so I'll try the fairy dusted sugar cookies!
solmstea April 8, 2010
I'd love to do the stick-to-your-teeth sugar cookies...
mariaraynal April 8, 2010
I'll try the Roasted Pork Shoulder with Mustard Ginger Sauce -- sounds delicious!
drbabs April 8, 2010
Greetings from Hawaii! (Truly gorgeous here.) Thanks for the honorable mention and congrats to all! I will test chewy sugar cookie #1 while recovering from jet lag!
mrslarkin April 11, 2010
Aloha Dr. Babs! Hope you had a wonderful trip. Have fun with this cookie. I just made the lemon/ginger version yesterday. Very yummy!
drbabs April 12, 2010
Aloha, MrsLarkin! Just got home and took the butter out of the freezer. I'll get these baked and written up before the deadline tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes--- and congrats on being a finalist!
Loves F. April 8, 2010
I'll take the Caribbean Pork Roast por favor!! You had me at "pernil."
annalea April 8, 2010
I'll take the sassy sugar cookies.
CatherineTornow April 8, 2010
I'll take the Matilda, Maple & Garlic Pork Shoulder with Crispy Skin!
melissav April 8, 2010
I'll take the Pink Peppercorn Sugar & Spice Cookies. I've been eyeing these for months and I finally scored some pink peppercorns.
arielleclementine April 8, 2010
yahoo! thanks! hope you like them :)
AntoniaJames April 8, 2010
I'll take the Cuban pulled pork tacos, please!! (Wow, it's hard choosing. So many good ones!!) ;o)
NakedBeet April 9, 2010
Thanks for trying this out, Antonia. I think this one gets better in the following days, too.