Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration.
A perfectly dip-friendly lunch, with an artistic touch by Addie, Amanda's daughter.
Kids love dipping things and I need to work on my dip-based lunches. Tara O'Brady came to the rescue with her addictive buttermilk ranch dressing. I poured some into containers, and then filled larger containers with sliced Israeli cucumbers, radishes, pea shoots, and asparagus for dipping, and a few slices of Serrano ham for eating however my kids want to. Over the weekend, I baked the Sunday Night Cake from Baked Explorations -- a cinnamon-scented sour cream cake with chocolate icing. That went in, too.
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What's in your lunch today? See some of the twins' past lunches.
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).
Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.