Congratulations to this week's winners! Peter Steinberg won the contest for Your Best "First Corn of the Season" Recipe with Amagansett Corn Salad Helen won the contest for Your Best Shrimp Recipe with Spicy Shrimp We asked them both to answer a few questions about cooking and eating.
Click the play button to see us cook the two finalists for Your Best Shrimp Recipe: EBeier's Southern Sherried Shrimp and Helen's Spicy Shrimp. Watch as Merrill demonstrates her "interesting" lemon zesting technique, and Amanda nearly sets the neighborhood on fire. Yes, we know it's a little scattered, but hey, it's our first one -- wait until next time!
In case you haven't had a chance to check out the box of gray text on the right side of our home page, we thought we'd fill you in on all of the cool stuff that you can win if you submit a recipe to one of food52's weekly recipe contests. Not only will all of the winning recipes go into the first food52 cookbook, to be published by HarperStudio in 2010, but all finalists will receive a copy of the book. (And yes, if you're a finalist 5 times, you get 5 copies!) What's more, our contest sponsor OXO is creating custom prize packages from their inventory of fantastic kitchen tools, which will be sent to all of the finalists as well as the Wildcard winners. Recent finalists for the Best Burger contest won a Digital Instant Read Thermometer, a BBQ Turner, a Silicone Oven Mitt and a set of Corn Holders. Also included in each package is a beautiful food52 bookmark -- perfect for keeping track of your favorite recipes. So keep submitting recipes to the contests, because you just may win some great loot!
Thanks to the creativity of 10x (our web developers), we have a couple of features here at food52 that we think are really innovative and fun to use. Today, we thought we'd highlight one in particular in case you haven't already stumbled across it yourselves: the "Cooking View" option under the "Print/View" button found on every one of our recipe pages.
Congratulations to this week's winners! Helen won the contest for Your Best Grilled Lamb with Grilled Blade Chops over Greek Salad Susan won the contest for Your Best Green and/or Wax Bean Dish with Fasoolya Khadra. We asked them both to answer a few questions about cooking and eating.
Today, we launched a new feature on the recipe form. You can now drag and drop ingredients, so if you add them in the wrong order, or if you forget one, you can just click on the ingredient and move it around -- handy, right? You can also add new ingredients wherever you need to. We hope you'll check this out and let us know your thoughts! Also, while on the topic of new recipes, we wanted to let you know that every week or so we'll be naming "Wildcard Winners." This means that any recipe you upload to the site is eligible to go into the food52 Cookbook. We keep a close eye on any new recipes flowing into the site and every Monday, we test the ones that catch our eye. So keep on adding your favorites! Thanks, Amanda & Merrill
Congratulations to this week's winners! Sara (above) won the contest for Your Best Strawberry Recipe with Strawberries with Lavender Biscuits. naomi won the contest for Your Best Burger with Lamb Burgers with Cilantro Yogurt. We asked them both to answer a few questions about cooking and eating.