So...what's been up with Food52 for the last few months?
I used to be religious about my use of the website - from commenting, reading, super OCD organizing the saved recipes. First, Mayukh disappeared after having written some of the most thought provoking articles I'd seen on food anywhere. And then the articles left have been pedestrian at best, or yknow sort of like a wannabe of the food parts of GOOP (and I do have a guilty pleasure in reading GOOP). The articles that delved into history of food or politics of food vanished, right when they are at their most important. The recipes still seem good, but admittedly... I haven't bothered using Food52 like I did before, and honestly this pains me to say but I get my recipes elsewhere now since there's not much else to do on this site anymore. And then that really god piglet 2018 review that I won't give any more press about given that the writer of that review is living for this - totally a follower of "bad press is still good press."
Anyway, SO uh what happened?? Am I the only one who feels this way? Did I miss something between last Fall and now? Sorry if this sounds ranty to y'all, but having used the website since its inception when I was still a wee college student, I'm finding I feel out of place here now. And I can tell I am probably one of the target audiences for Food52 - young adult/millennial ish to 40s, good amount of disposable income, loves food and/or cooking. I honestly almost bought some of the Mosser cake stands and bowls from Food52 over Xmas to pretty up my apartment, and instead opted to buy them from elsewhere because I wasn't feeling like supporting this site anymore. So unless I'm the only one, I'd love to know what's goin' on!!? I've got one foot out the door, saving all my recipes offline, but I'd love to stick around and not abandon this ship that I've loved for so long.