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Today: Food52's Manging Editor Brette Warshaw eats dessert for lunch on her birthday.

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Thursday was my second annual 21st birthday, which I suppose makes me an adult. So instead of having coffee cake and chocolate babka for lunch (that was breakfast!), my wonderful colleagues made me the adult version of dessert for lunch (also, unsurprisingly, my favorite "savory" foods): Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter (with fresh tomatoes: a labor of love!) and raw corn-and-feta salad. Because if I'm going to eat sugar and butter for lunch, they should at least masquerade as vegetables -- so I could eat piles of cookies afterwards. 

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Brette Warshaw

Written by: Brette Warshaw

I'm a reader, eater, culinary thrill-seeker, and food nerd.