The Food52 Cookbook: 140 Winning Recipes from Exceptional Home Cooks (Hardcover)
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 CookiesSecret Ingredient Beef Stew Simple Summer Peach CakeWishbone 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.
“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.”
One of 2011’s Best Cookbooks
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.”