The Food 52 Book140 Winning Recipes from Exceptional Home Cooks



The Food 52 Cookbook is the first-ever online community cookbook, based on the popular Food52.com website (“Best of the Web” —Saveur) by bestselling author Amanda Hesser and food writer Merrill Stubbs. The beautifully photographed pages are filled with more than 140 delicious seasonal recipes from the most inventive home cooks in America. The Food 52 Cookbook is a feast for the senses, tantalizing with scrumptious culinary delights like Lamb Burgers with Cilantro Yogurt and Strawberries with Lavender Biscuits.

Website: The Food 52 Cookbook

The Best Cooks Are Home Cooks

Accomplished food writers and editors Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs had a mission: to discover and celebrate the best home cooks in the country. Each week for fifty-two weeks, they ran recipe contests on their website, Food52.com, and the 140 winning recipes make up this book. They include:

  • Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies
  • Secret Ingredient Beef Stew
  • Simple Summer Peach Cake
  • Wishbone Roast Chicken with Herb Butter

These recipes prove the truth that great home cooking doesn’t have to be complicated or precious to be memorable. This book captures the community spirit that has made Food52 a success. It features Amanda’s and Merrill’s thoughts and tips on every recipe, plus behind-the-scenes photos, reader comments, and portraits of the contributors—putting you right in the kitchen with America’s most talented cooks.

 

Food52.com features more than 12,000 recipes and receives half a million visitors per month.

Amanda Hesser has been named one of fifty women game-changers in food by Gourmet. A longtime writer and editor for the New York Times, Hesser has written the award-winning books Cooking for Mr. Latte and The Cook and the Gardener, and edited the essay collection, Eat, Memory. Her latest book, a New York Times bestseller and the winner of a James Beard Award, is The Essential New York Times Cookbook. Amanda lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Tad Friend, and their two children. Merrill Stubbs is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in London. She has written for various publications, including the New York Times’ “T Living,” Edible Brooklyn, Body+Soul, and Culinate.com, and she was the food editor for the Herb Quarterly magazine. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.

Sorry no events listed

“I’ve been a judge on Food52, and let me just say, the recipes are excellent!”
—Gwyneth Paltrow

“There’s something for everyone . . . from crowd-pleasing Zucchini Pancakes to elegant Risotto Rosso. And isn’t it heartwarming that something as ephemeral as a blog, about something as transient as food, might be just good enough to make it to your permanent bookshelf? Take a bow, home cooks.”

— NPR

One of 2011’s Best Cookbooks

— NPR

One of the Top 10 Cookbooks of 2011: “A testament to crowd-sourcing, to accomplished cooks who don’t necessarily blog, and to Food52.com’s smart curating.”

—    Washington Post