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A Small Kitchen Thanksgiving

Posted by on Sunday Nov 20th, 2011

Roasted Butternut Squash Crostini with Thyme Creme Fraiche • Alex’s Roast Chicken with Roasted Potatoes • Pumpkin Leek Stuffing with Turkey Sausage • Spinach with Bacon Bits • Mom’s Famous Apple Pie

It would be impossible for our bodies to keep up with our minds when it comes to ingesting food. As hungry kids by nature and profession, we find that food occupies a permanent track in our brains. Whether we’re brainstorming new ways to use pumpkin, daydreaming about crazy combinations for never-been-seen-before pasta dishes, or wondering what new guides our readers would find useful, we’re constantly thinking about food. Still, three meals a day tends to be enough for our stomachs, and the foods we end up consuming in real life are often closer to this kale salad than the …

When you’re a working stiff, sometimes it just makes sense to get all your cooking done during one long haul, usually on a Sunday when you have plenty of time. But if you don’t have that perfect suburban set-up when you can watch the Food Network while actually cooking, things can get a little boring. While our stews simmer and our onions slowly caramelize, we rely on our laptops to keep us entertained. Here are some of our favorite things to “do” while our hands are busy chopping celery.

How do you pass the time while cooking? Let us know …

This is a gooey, delicious pie, but we made it for a sad reason. As some of you may already know, a fellow foodie suffered the worst possible moment last weekend: Jennifer Perillo’s husband passed away suddenly. He had a heart attack though he was too young to have one. Twitter exploded with support as the news spread, and several bloggers wrote posts so expressive they brought tears to the rest of our eyes.

We first got to know Jennie soon after Food52′s launch, and before long we were trading anecdotes, food tips, and funny stories on twitter and in …

Not long after January 2011 reared its cold wintry head, the two of us made a decision: when our book came out on sunny May 24th, we were going on a book tour. Book tours for first-time authors are largely unheard of. But we were determined. We spent long hours catering, saving up money for our trip. We reached out to friends in faraway states. And we bugged our dear PR gal, Megan, who managed to stay in good spirits despite all of that bugging, to keep contacting book stores to host us. In late April, we finally settled on …

The Top 5 Dad’s Day Food

Posted by on Sunday Jun 12th, 2011


The title of our blog, which includes the word “girls,” sometimes seems to isolate those of you readers of the opposite gender. Fear not, guys, we’re thinking of your appetites too. There’s plenty on our site to please dad on Father’s Day, from meat and potatoes to a more healthful surprise–oatmeal.

Our book may be out, but we still have many great techniques to show you as part of our “book prep” video series!

We’ve given you How To Devein Shrimp, Brown Meat, and Make a Vinaigrette. Today, even more basic and essential: how to melt chocolate, two ways!