In our new books (there are two!), salads are mighty enough to be a whole meal, and homemade ice cream is so low-fuss and fun-loving, it has lots of friends: homemade cones, magic shell, something called spoom, and you! We're bursting with excitement, lettuce, and sprinkles to tell you all about them: Mighty Salads and Ice Cream & Friends, out now.
The first 500 copies of Ice Cream & Friends are signed by Food52's co-founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, and every copy after that has been lovingly hand-stamped by the editors with a design made by our Chief Doodler, who is also our Senior Staff Writer, Sarah Jampel. (And every copy of Mighty Salads will come hand-stamped, too!)
Just a little extra love, from us to you.
Us editors—known as Team Salad around the office for our weekly, fridge-clean-out salads—had so much fun (too much fun?) bringing our community’s surprising, delightful recipes and bright ideas together in these cookbooks. What you’ll get in both Mighty Salads and Ice Cream & Friends—besides our fantastic sense of humor:
- Sixty recipes: 30 are greatest hits from the site, embellished with tips and variations from us—and the other 30 are totally new, dreamt up by two whiz-bang, longtime Food52 community members: Cristina Sciarra, ice cream aficionado, and Emily Connor, salad whisperer.
- Based on the Genius Recipes column, Genius tips throughout from the great minds in the food world. Want to know how to fix a curdled ice cream base, or keep an avocado from browning? We have you covered.
- Every recipe's got a photo or two. Eating all the ice cream was a tough job, but we had to do it.
- Cheers and suggestions for playtime—once you know the ropes (and that messing up salad and ice cream is pretty hard to do), why listen to us?
Salad for Dinner
Some salads taste best from a bowl on the couch, while others want to lounge on a long platter. Be nice to your salad, and it'll be nice to you.
Ice Cream & Accessories
Get the scoop—and the bowls and spoons for what will become regular ice cream socials.
The reviews are coming in, and it's good news—people are wild about Ice Cream & Friends and Mighty Salads! Check out some of our latest and greatest press, below.
Use the hashtags #icecreamfriends and #mightysalads to share your mighty salads and friendly ice creams, and we'll repost our favorites!