Preview of Next Week's Theme

June 11, 2010

Starting Sunday at midnight, we want to see Your Best Recipe Using Fresh Mozzarella.

This is the second contest Whole Foods Market will be sponsoring, awarding the winner with a $100 gift card. At the end of this 8-week summer promotion, one of these winning recipe authors will be awarded the Grand Prize: a $1,000 gift card!

Our longtime partner OXO will continue to award a bounty of kitchen products to the winner and runner-up. So for 8 weeks, we're talking double prizes!

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Your Best Fresh Mozzarella Recipe


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dymnyno June 17, 2010
A&M, Are we starting a new book now with Week 53 or will these winners be in the "old book"? Is Whole Foods promoting the contests? I have noticed that a LOT of the recipes are submitted by cooks who have never submitted before...the WF sponsored contests are their only recipes. Is there going to be any "closure" on the book? Are you going to continue with the single contests? Will there be any more wild cards? I am sure I can think of a lot more questions, but I just got back from a trip and have to think up a mozzarella recipe...probably burrata.
AntoniaJames June 17, 2010
I, too, have noticed a rather dramatic change in food52 over the past few weeks. It will be interesting see how these trends play out.
pierino June 13, 2010
Yeah, thank you Beavis...
peaberry June 13, 2010
a great first-timers cheese to make! Have fun everyone! (I think I'll head to the kitchen. I'm thinking Moz Bread......)
pierino June 12, 2010
Yes, he did. And he is included in the New Yorker's 20 under 40 this week. Me? I'm just me. I just cook and occasionally turn to literary devices which include using my nom de guerre as a rubric. No big deal.
gluttonforlife June 13, 2010
Heh-heh. He said "rubric." Heh-Heh.
pierino June 12, 2010
Sorry about that. It's not our real name. A literary trope that refers to "our" blog; but yes, maybe it's a bad habit. A friend of mine wrote a prize winning novel written almost entirely in the first person plural.
Lizthechef June 12, 2010
pierino June 12, 2010
Pierino always has faith especially after the England v USA 1-1 match today. Actually a very good result for the USA.
Lizthechef June 12, 2010
Why do you always refer to yourself in the third person?
pierino June 12, 2010
But now we'll get 100 riffs on caprese salad. I guess I should ask, does buratta count?
lastnightsdinner June 12, 2010
Man, I hope so. We're getting incredible locally-produced stuff. I love burrata.
Merrill S. June 12, 2010
Yes, burrata counts. And have some faith, pierino!
drbabs June 12, 2010
125 cucumber recipes!! Y'all must be exhausted! No wonder you cut it back to one theme!
Merrill S. June 12, 2010
We're testing out one theme a week and seeing how that works -- would give us a bit of a break and more time to make other cool changes to the site!
TheWimpyVegetarian June 12, 2010
TOTALLY understandable! I don't know how you guys find the time to live your lives as well. Hopefully you all can find the time to take vacations too. And honeymoons! LOVE the changes you keep making though.
Kitchen B. June 12, 2010
Merrill (& Amanda), would you guys consider having the option of cooks 'drafting' recipes and publishing when they're done - sometimes, pressed for sleep, I only have the energy to write half the recipe down, wishing I could save it and complete it some other day. Of course that's not an option at the mo so.....(but you're not to blame for my lack of sleep so please don't feel bad :-). Anyhow, I'm sorry if this has already been said in a previous discussion on site improvements. Cheers
AntoniaJames June 12, 2010
Kitchen Butterfly, just draft your recipe in a Word (or equivalent text) document and use select/control C/control X to lift the text from that document into the recipe fields/text boxes. Minimize the browser page to half (right side the screen) and the document with the recipe also to half (left side of the screen), once you've completed drafting the recipe in the Word document, and you're in business. You don't need to use the measurement feature (left two fields); you can simply drop your text of the quantity/measure/ingredient into the text field on the far right, in the ingredient entry spot. Send me a message via my profile if you're having problems doing it this way, and I'll help you trouble shoot, as best I can. ;o)
Kitchen B. June 13, 2010
Thanks AntoniaJames - it worked. Made life much easier to input the ingredients that way. Superb. I just used it to upload a cherry recipe! Thank you. I would still love the draft facility though....if only for the comfort feeling it gives me!
Merrill S. June 13, 2010
We have this in mind -- just may take a bit!
mrslarkin June 12, 2010
Yay mozzarella! Sconeman loves cheese - he should really be called Cheeseman.
Lizthechef June 12, 2010
If your husband is from Wisconsin, like mine is, you get to call him "Cheesehead" ;)
mrslarkin June 12, 2010
does Virginia/DC count?
melissav June 11, 2010
Is this contest for your best mozarella cheese recipe or a recipe using mozzarella?
Kitchen B. June 11, 2010
You dared to ask...rather than assume. I read, wondered and interpreted.....ha, a lesson on clarity and focus!
Loves F. June 11, 2010
I'm hoping it's a recipe using mozzarella... I can't imagine there being tons and tons of unique, different recipes for actually making the cheese?
Amanda H. June 12, 2010
A recipe using mozzarella -- thanks for asking.
aargersi June 11, 2010
Yay for MOZZERELLA! Looks like time to break out the cheese making kit ... fun! Make you father something cheesey for FD!!!
Amanda H. June 12, 2010
No need to make your own unless you want to!
aargersi June 12, 2010
It's FUN! But, not sure I will have time - I am canning jam like crazy (blackberries and peaches are here!)
TheWimpyVegetarian June 12, 2010
Yum!! That sounds delicious!
Kitchen B. June 11, 2010
I LOVEEEEEEEEE this. Isn't Father's day next week though?
Amanda H. June 12, 2010
Yes, sorry we're missing that theme this year -- but we do have a grill theme this week.
Lizthechef June 11, 2010
No Father's Day theme? Gosh, I'm so disappointed...
Amanda H. June 12, 2010
Sorry -- hope fathers like mozzarella?