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Community Picks Recipe Testing -- Dinner Party Sides

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It's that time again -- help us pick the contest finalists for Your Most Impressive Dinner Party Side, brought to you by Electrolux!

Your Best Impressive Side on Food52 

Any Food52 member is welcome to help us test our Community Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test that is in the list below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix -- remember, we accept up to 3 testers per recipe. And, if the recipe is worthy of a Community Pick, we'll publish the best headnote, so make your notes count! Don't forget to email us your headnote (no more than 100 words) to [email protected] by next Wednesday at 5pm (EST). 

When you’ve figured out which recipes are calling your name, in order to sign up, all you have to do is follow the link to that recipe’s page, and on the left-hand side, you’ll see a “Test This Recipe” button. Your job is easy: just click the button, and you’ll receive a confirmation email that officially crowns you a Food52 community tester. If for some reason you decide you cannot test, simply press the button again, and your name will be removed from the list. Act fast -- this button will disappear on the Tuesday before your testing notes are due. 

We'll collect your comments, name the finalists and official Community Picks and publish the best headnote for each Community Pick (with credit, of course!). If the recipe you test isn't chosen as a Community Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

This recipe contest is special: The top dishes will have a chance to star in a live-stream cook-off

The testing period for this contest has closed.

Braised Cabbage with Caramelized Onion and Pancetta (or Not)
Broccoli Rabe with Savory Pine Nuts and Meyer Lemon
Buttery Maple and Cumin Carrots
Cavolfiore Palma a la Leah (Pan-Roasted Cauliflower)
Charred Radicchio Wedge Salad
Eat Your Greens! Rainbow Chard with a Maple-Vinegar Drizzle
Farro Risotto with Caramelized Apples and Fennel
Farro, Golden Beet, and Feta Salad with​ ​Pecans and Chive-Sage Dressing
Flash-fried Brussels sprouts with garlic and lime
Fragrant Cauliflower
Maple Sweet Potato Cakes with Curried Greek Yogurt
Patatas Bravas
Potato Salad with Bacon, Anchovies and Capers
Ricotta Malfatti with Roasted Pepper, Pistachio, and Yogurt Sauce
Slightly Exotic Skillet Broccoli and Cauliflower
Sweet and Sour Braised Leeks with Bacon and Raisins
Warm Red Cabbage with Gorgonzola and Bacon
Waste-not Ginger-Scallion Potato "Not-kes"
Wild Mushroom Couscous

Tags: Entertaining, Community Picks, Contest