Another book update + giveaway!

I have been getting a lot of messages asking about the availability of both my cookbooks – they are showing up OUT OF STOCK almost everywhere. Many of you have purchased my books this past month and once again I am shouting from the rooftops THAN…

Pan-banging Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been getting a lot of messages asking about the availability of both my cookbooks – they are showing up OUT OF STOCK almost everywhere. Many of you have purchased my books this past month and once again I am shouting from the rooftops THANK YOU!! Thank you so much for your support of my blog, books, and recipes the last 10 years. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. So, GOOD NEWS: re-printing is happening! 100 Cookies has been reprinted again and there are more copies coming in the next couple weeks. The Vanilla Bean Baking Book will be reprinted, and I will have more information on dates in the near future. SAD NEWS: Printing and shipping have both been slowed down across the country (and the world) due to COVID-19 and the fires; we will all have to practice patience and plan ahead as our goods will take longer to get to use over the next few months. To hold you over, I am doing another giveaway!! There will be two winners – one picked here on my website, and one picked here on Instagram. Each winner will receive a signed copy of both 100 Cookies and The Vanilla […]

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Your Fave Food52 Shows Are Now Streaming on a TV Near You

We’ve teamed up with Planet Oat—makers of creamy, dreamy Oatmilk—to spread the word about our brand-new streaming channel. (Psst: You can download it right now!)

Whether you’re a longtime Genius fan (have you heard about Kristen’s podcast?) or new t…

We've teamed up with Planet Oat—makers of creamy, dreamy Oatmilk—to spread the word about our brand-new streaming channel. (Psst: You can download it right now!)


Whether you're a longtime Genius fan (have you heard about Kristen's podcast?) or new to the Food52 world (welcome!), we're excited to share some big news with you: We're launching a streaming channel.

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36 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes That Aren’t Your Ordinary Pie

Arguably, one of the best parts of the Thanksgiving feast is the array of pies, cookies, and cakes that crowd the dessert table. Resisting the urge to rip off a piece of flaky pie crust or stopping a sneaky fingertip from making its way through the cak…

Arguably, one of the best parts of the Thanksgiving feast is the array of pies, cookies, and cakes that crowd the dessert table. Resisting the urge to rip off a piece of flaky pie crust or stopping a sneaky fingertip from making its way through the cake icing is a monumentally hard task when faced with these irresistible treats. (And if you're anything like me—you probably end up eating at least a cookie or two before the pastry table has officially been opened to the public.)

To celebrate this happy sneakiness, we're bringing you 36 Thanksgiving dessert recipes. It’s never too early to start crafting your holiday menu, so we hope this gives you a great head start!

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The Dishwashing Step You Should Actually Skip

We’ve teamed up with Miele to share expert-approved tips for making sure your dishes—from everyday plates to your fanciest glassware—are sparkling-clean every time you run them through the dishwasher.

In my apartment, the dishwasher is my domain. Th…

We've teamed up with Miele to share expert-approved tips for making sure your dishes—from everyday plates to your fanciest glassware—are sparkling-clean every time you run them through the dishwasher.


In my apartment, the dishwasher is my domain. This is partly by default: I’m lucky enough to have a boyfriend who does most of the cooking, so taking on the dishes is only fair—but I also happen to love this duty.

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Pasta alla Norma

We’re going back to Sicily! Pasta alla Norma is a delicious Sicilian pasta dish with eggplant, marinara and basil. I’m excited to introduce you to this dish…

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pasta alla norma recipe

We’re going back to Sicily! Pasta alla Norma is a delicious Sicilian pasta dish with eggplant, marinara and basil. I’m excited to introduce you to this dish because it is a completely satisfying vegetarian dinner. I’m craving a bowl as I type.

Most pasta alla Norma recipes are made with fried eggplant, but this recipe features roasted eggplant. Eggplant really absorbs oil like a sponge, so this lightens up the dish. Another plus? Roasting eggplant is easier and less messy.

I further lightened this classic recipe by using more eggplant and less pasta, so this dish won’t put you to sleep. It’s nice and saucy, just the way I like it.

pasta alla norma ingredients

I don’t speak Italian, so I first assumed that “norma” meant eggplant. Not the case! Norma is capitalized because she’s a lady. Or an opera, depending on how you look at it.

Here’s the backstory: Pasta alla Norma comes from Catania, a city on the eastern coast of Sicily. Catania is the hometown of Vincenzo Bellini, an Italian opera composer who lived in the early 1800s. One of Bellini’s most famous operas, Norma, is named after its lead character.

Folklore has it that playwright Nino Martoglio, after his first bite of this pasta dish, exclaimed, “Chista è ‘na vera Norma!” (“This is a true Norma!”) That’s quite a compliment.

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Turkish Lamb Wraps

Fast and flavorful, Turkish Lamb Wraps -a simple weeknight dinner made with savory ground lamb infused with Turkish spices that can be made in under 30 minutes!  Here’s a simple recipe for all the lamb-lovers out there- Turkish Lamb Wraps! Made …

Fast and flavorful, Turkish Lamb Wraps are made with savory ground lamb seasoned with flavorful Turkish spices, wrapped up in a tortilla with labneh, cucumbers, tomatoes, mint, parsley and peppery watercress. A simple weeknight dinner that can be made in under 30 minutes. #lamb #americanlamb #lambwrap #turkishwrap

Fast and flavorful, Turkish Lamb Wraps -a simple weeknight dinner made with savory ground lamb infused with Turkish spices that can be made in under 30 minutes!  Here’s a simple recipe for all the lamb-lovers out there- Turkish Lamb Wraps! Made with savory ground lamb generously seasoned with Turkish spices and fresh mint, a slathering...

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whole wheat chocolate oat cookies

Because I am happiest when I let cakes be cakes, and cookies be cookies in all of their real-butter-and-refined sugar bliss, I rarely swap whole wheat or other ingredients in desserts in an effort to put a health halo on them, with two excepti…

Because I am happiest when I let cakes be cakes, and cookies be cookies in all of their real-butter-and-refined sugar bliss, I rarely swap whole wheat or other ingredients in desserts in an effort to put a health halo on them, with two exceptions. The first is morning baked goods, usually muffins like these I’d make for the kids on a weekday, which just feel more breakfast when they least resemble, say, a birthday cake, not that there aren’t days that require that, too. The second is when I think the baked good is improved by the ingredient swap — more crisp/craggy, dynamic or flavorful. I just never expected it to happen to what we call our House Cookie — a one-bowl oatmeal cookie I’ve probably made many times a year for well over a decade, always putting extra scoops in the freezer, so we can have freshly baked cookies when life demands them.

what you'll needwhip butter, sugars, saltadd the flour, oats, chocolatethick doughscoopedbaked

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How to Make Tender, Golden-Crisp Meatballs With Impossible Burger

We’ve teamed up with Impossible Foods to highlight delicious ideas for using their Impossible™ Burger 12-ounce pack at home. Impossible Burger is meat made from plants for people who love meat. It can be cooked just like the ground beef that comes from…

We've teamed up with Impossible Foods to highlight delicious ideas for using their Impossible™ Burger 12-ounce pack at home. Impossible Burger is meat made from plants for people who love meat. It can be cooked just like the ground beef that comes from animals—meaning you can use it to whip up burgers, chili, tacos, and more. Here, we're showing you why it's perfect for making juicy, crispy-crusted meatballs.


In my daily life, meatballs are the sixth essential food group. They’re my go-to when I need a satisfying dinner in under an hour, roasted at high heat with whatever vegetables in my crisper drawer need using up, then topped with generous spoonfuls of yogurt. They’re what I crave when all I want is to wrap myself up in a bowlful of something warm and cozy, braised in tomato sauce and served atop spaghetti or cheesy polenta.

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