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Too Many Cooks: Rainy Day Food

May 10, 2013

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.


When they told us that April showers would bring May flowers, they neglected to inform us that there would be May showers, too. Which led to a few of us showing up to work this week completely drenched, defeated by a walk from the subway without the shelter of an umbrella. Food52 HQ seemed to have a constant soundtrack of rain pounding against windows, while all of us dreamt of comfort food. Which begs the question:

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What's your favorite rainy day food?

What do you eat -- or drink -- when it's drizzly and gross out? Tell us in the comments!

Marian: I'd kick a puppy for some Genius tomato soup.*

Sarah: Tomato soup sounds amazing -- with the required grilled cheese. 

Karl: I second the grilled cheese, with a little mustard.

LaurenRamen, ramen and more ramen

Amanda Li: Steaming hot pho.

BryceChili. Delicious, spicy chili with sausage AND beef. 

Jason: Rosted red pepper soup and an extra buttery grilled cheese!

Brette: Hot bread, butter, and flaky salt.

Maddy: Pho, all the way. Extra spicy.

MerrillLentil soup with a generous dab of sour cream. 

KenziGenius Oatmeal for breakfast, and also probably for lunch. Risotto for dinner. (I like mushy foods when it's rainy?) 

Michael: I could sure go for a hot toddy. That's food, right?

William: Baked mac and cheese with Gruyère and buttery bread crumbs on top.

Jennifer: I think I'm jumping on Will's mac and cheese wagon.

Christina: Grandma's Italian Wedding Soup.

KristenCinnamon toast.


Tell us: what's your ultimate rainy day comfort food?

*No puppies were harmed in the making of this soup.

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Shruti June 29, 2015
Food Not to Miss in Ahmedabad This Rainy Season!
Check out the link to know more about mouth-watering food to enjoy in rainy days :
Sarah F. May 10, 2013
Soup, grilled cheese, and cookies all taste better on rainy days.
Potato, Leek & Artichoke Soup (
Asparagus, Fontina & Speck Panini (
Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate & Coconut Cookies (
Marian B. May 13, 2013
Those cookies look so good!