Long Reads recipes and how-tos from Food52

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The Power of Self-Publishing in Food Media

Food News

The Power of Self-Publishing in Food Media

Food writers and recipe developers go rogue with newsletters, videos, podcasts and more—but have we seen this story before?

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Essay

My Mom Has Always Foraged—A Year Into the Pandemic, I Understand Why

"From my mom’s perspective, there’s no shame in survival—and thus, absolutely no shame in foraging."

Indian

The Legendary Story of Thangam Philip: Food Scientist, Nutritionist, Chef & Mentor

How the grande dame of the Indian catering world helped prize open a new idea of India.

Essay

A Beloved Syrian Dessert & the Inheritance of Loss

How serendipity, food memory, and family brought a forgotten recipe to life.

The Quarantine Hobby That Got Me Through the Year

DIY Home

The Quarantine Hobby That Got Me Through the Year

Fresh Tarragon and Its 9 Best Uses

Tarragon

Fresh Tarragon and Its 9 Best Uses

My Oma’s Apple Pancakes—& Why They Never Taste the Same Without Her

Essay

My Oma’s Apple Pancakes—& Why They Never Taste the Same Without Her

What I Will—& Won’t—Regret About My Pandemic Wedding

Essay

What I Will—& Won’t—Regret About My Pandemic Wedding

1,000 Ways to Love Rasam—Southern India’s Signature Peppery Broth

Indian

1,000 Ways to Love Rasam—Southern India’s Signature Peppery Broth

Wet Markets Are Essential to Thai Cooking. So Why Are They Disappearing?

Thai

Wet Markets Are Essential to Thai Cooking. So Why Are They Disappearing?

Everything You Need to Know About Par-Baking

Pie

Everything You Need to Know About Par-Baking

How Kibbeh Paved the Way for This Syrian Refugee’s Freedom

Middle Eastern

How Kibbeh Paved the Way for This Syrian Refugee’s Freedom

The Wild, Wondrous Cooking I Do in My Head

Essay

The Wild, Wondrous Cooking I Do in My Head

This Cult-Favorite 1960s Dish Is Still Wildly Popular—But Why?

Meatball

This Cult-Favorite 1960s Dish Is Still Wildly Popular—But Why?

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