It's hard to believe it but we're already at Week 26, our halfway point in the food52 book project -- thanks for taking part and making the past six months really fun for us! If you'd like to see how the book is shaping up, you can see all the winning recipes here. Starting at midnight on Sunday, you'll be able to submit entries for: Your Best Baked Ham Your Best Holiday Cookie
Some of you may have noticed a new button on the left hand side of the page (it's been hanging out there quietly for over a week). We haven't publicized the shop until now because we wanted to make sure everything was running smoothly. Now that it is, we'd love for you to stop in and have a look around. In the shop, we've gathered some of our favorite books, artisanal food, cookware and tabletop items for you to browse -- and we've provided links to the producers' websites in case you'd like to buy anything. Right now, the shop is stocked with our personal picks, and we plan to expand it over the next several weeks. But before too long, we hope to crowd-source some of the offerings, as we do the food52 recipe database. After all, no one could be better at knowing what the food52 community likes than all of you who are part of it. We're still thinking about the best way to do this, so if you have any ideas please leave them in the comments section below. You can also let us know about any small food producers and artisans that you think we should include by leaving a comment. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy exploring the shop!
Congratulations to this week's contest winners! WinnieAb won the contest for Your Best Turkey Leftovers with Turkey Pho. Amreen won the contest for Your Best Rice Dish with Shrimp Biryani. We asked them both to answer a few questions about eating and cooking...
Some of you have been wondering about a mysterious contest category called the Wildcard. We thought it was time to explain it. So how do you enter a recipe to be considered as a wildcard? You don't! We created the Wildcard category as a way to highlight recipes that don't fit into our weekly recipe themes. Sometimes we choose past finalists that didn't win but that we think deserve to be in the book, like the Pink Greens. Mostly, though, we look for excellent recipes that are uploaded to the site without the explicit intention of being considered for the book. We test and photograph them the same way we test all contest finalists, the winners all receive a box of prizes from OXO, and the recipes will appear in the food52 cookbook. So in case you needed another reason to share your recipes with the food52 community, here you go! One of them just may end up in our book.
Congratulations to this week's contest winners! Oui, Chef won the contest for Your Best Pork with Cider Recipe with Cider Brined Pork with Calvados, Mustard and Thyme. ENunn won the contest for Your Best Pancake Recipe with Lemony Cream Cheese Pancakes with Blueberries. We asked them both to answer a few questions about eating and cooking...
Thanksgiving may be the holiday that most celebrates home cooks, and we'd love to see how you pull it all together! So, we present the Thanksgiving Photo Challenge. To participate, tell the story of your Thanksgiving through pictures of the experience. They can be of anything -- the food, the people, the table, the details. Choose your 10 best (include captions if you'd like), and send them to [email protected] by 6PM EST on Sunday, November 29. We'll look through them all, choose our three favorite collections, and post them as slideshows to the site. We'll then open up the comments for votes on everyone's favorite, and the winner will receive a food52 tote bag. We can't wait to see your Thanksgivings! *Before submitting photos, be sure to tell your friends and family that they may appear in your slideshow.
Congratulations to this week's contest winners! Brigidc won the contest for Your Best Autumn Salad with Arugula, Pear, and Goat Cheese Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette. TasteFood won the contest for Your Best Sweet Potato Recipe with Southwestern Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Chili-Cilantro Sour Cream. We asked them both to answer a few questions about cooking and eating...
Congratulations to this week's contest winners! Melissav won the contest for Your Best Stuffing Recipe with Ciabatta Stuffing with Chorizo, Sweet Potato, and Mushrooms. Notlazy.rustic. won the contest for Your Best Cranberry Sauce with Pear, Brandy and Walnut Cranberry Sauce. We asked them both to answer a few questions about cooking and eating...
On Monday night, we hosted the Piglet Party to celebrate the Tournament of Cookbooks on food52. There was food and drink and even a little controversy during the panel discussion. For those of you who joined us, thank you for coming -- we enjoyed meeting you! And for those of you who couldn't make it, there's always next year! In the meantime, here's a slideshow of the evening (click on the photo to get to it), photographed by our own Sarah Shatz.
This Friday, we're going to be on the Today Show cooking the finalist recipes for Your Best Thanksgiving Stuffing. It's going to be a big step up in production values from our Flip camera/Helen-can-you-hurry-up-and-edit-that! set-up here on the site. Merrill is going to bring our dull knives and Amanda is planning to wear her fur hat, but we may have to behave in their TV kitchen. We hope you'll check it out!
Congratulations to this week's contest winners! Kitchenwitchcookie won the contest for Your Best Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Grilled Brussels Sprouts. Collin won the contest for Your Best Beer Cocktail with Bubbly Manhattan.
16 of the best cookbooks of 2009. 17 talented and opinionated judges. 1 prize: the coveted Piglet Trophy. FINAL ROUND Tonight we hosted the Piglet Party, where we presented both the People's Choice Award, and the official Piglet trophy. We tallied your votes for the final round, and although the totals were only 15 votes apart, the People's Choice Award goes to Seven Fires. And as for the Piglet itself, the trophy goes to... Congratulations to Francis Mallman and Peter Kaminsky, who accepted the Piglet tonight on behalf of both authors. The final round was judged by Nora Ephron. Read the complete decision HERE. We had a great time reading all of the judges' decisions, as well as your comments along the way. Thanks so much to the authors and judges, and to all of you for participating in the first ever Tournament of Cookbooks. We're already looking forward to next year! - Amanda, Merrill and Charlotte
What: The Brooklyn Chocolate Experiment. We're partnering with Theo Peck and Nick Suarez to host this cookoff for the best chocolate recipes (savory, sweet, even drinks). There will be cash, prizes and lots to eat. When: Sunday, November 15th from 1-5 pm Where: The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY Who: A&M will be guests judges, along with Ben Van Leeuwen (Van Leeuwen ice cream), Nick Fauchald (Tasting Table), Richard Muszynskia (Ricard Chocolate) and Andrew Knowlton (Bon Appetit). Why: Yesterday we announced the cookie finalists, Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies by KelseyTheNaptimeChef and Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies by Food Blogga, and as usual, you decide who wins. This week's winner will also be featured at the after-party for The Brooklyn Chocolate Experiment. For tickets, go HERE. Bonus: Yes, there's more! Not only do you get to help decide whose recipe makes it to The Brooklyn Chocolate Experiment -- you can also compete! If you've got an amazing chocolate recipe, now's your chance to show it off. You might even win something! To enter the competition, go HERE.
16 of the best cookbooks of 2009. 17 talented and opinionated judges. 1 prize: the coveted Piglet Trophy. Bet you thought we were going to announce the winner today, huh? Not so fast -- we want to hear what you think! Between now and Monday, post your votes (for Canal House Cooking or Seven Fires) in the comments section below. We'll tally them up and then announce the People's Choice Award, along with Nora Ephron's final decision, at the Piglet Party Monday, November 9th at Astor Center in New York (for tickets, go HERE). Nora Ephron's full decision will be posted on food52 at midnight on Monday.
The Food: Momofuku pork buns, Seven Fires grilled salmon, Canal House spareribs, I Loved, I Lost meatballs, Helen's Spicy Shrimp, Babycakes brownies, Momofuku pork buns, and more! The Booze: Prosecco and lots o' wine. The Talk: Gail Simmons moderates a panel discussion with Gabrielle Hamilton (judge), Peter Meehan (Momofuku), Peter Kaminsky (Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way), Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton (Canal House Cooking (Volume N° 1)). The When: Monday, November 9 The Where: Astor Center, 399 Lafayette Street The Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm. BUY A TICKET Event sponsored by: