Recipe Drop: Memorial Day Edition

If you’ve been tuning into Recipe Drop, or Break an Egg, you’ve likely seen César, Nea, Anna, and a few special guests in our Test Kitchen making recipes that you’ve mentally filed under “must try this.”

Well, Memorial Day weekend is your chance to ca…

If you’ve been tuning into Recipe Drop, or Break an Egg, you've likely seen César, Nea, Anna, and a few special guests in our Test Kitchen making recipes that you’ve mentally filed under “must try this.”

Well, Memorial Day weekend is your chance to catch up on all the dishes you’ve been dying to make. The Monday off means more downtime for a baking project, an actual breakfast, a dinner party, or a night of binging Ripley/Shogun/Tokyo Vice while curled up on the couch, grazing on leftovers. So here, I’ve gathered some of the best, recent dishes from the Test Kitchen that you should absolutely add to your Memorial Day weekend menu.

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8 Food52-Favorite Tacos for Your Next Tacos & Margaritas Night

Great for sipping chilled or on the rocks, Cayman Jack® Margarita Flavors offer a sophisticated and hand-crafted experience you can crack open at home or enjoy on your next adventure. Discover all their authentic-tasting margarita flavors at www.cayman…

Great for sipping chilled or on the rocks, Cayman Jack® Margarita Flavors offer a sophisticated and hand-crafted experience you can crack open at home or enjoy on your next adventure. Discover all their authentic-tasting margarita flavors at www.caymanjack.com.


Tacos can turn any meal into an event. Portable and fun to assemble, they’re an easy choice whether you’re hosting a few friends or a house party, especially when paired with the ideal taco-adjacent drink: margaritas. The tacos we’ve gathered here are Food52 favorites, and many take a detour from your typical taco fare (hello roasted radishes, you’re new!). No matter which direction your taco night is headed, Cayman Jack offers four refreshing margarita flavors—classic, mango, watermelon, and strawberry—that will complement any style of taco and level of heat. Use this list to inspire a more creative taco night—you’ll have a hard time picking just one recipe to add to the menu.

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How to Become a Weeknight Vegan (Or Just Eat More Plant-Based Meals)

We’ve teamed up with Green Chef to make veg-forward, weeknight dinners easier. Sign up now to get sustainably-sourced ingredients, organic produce, and chef-crafted recipes delivered to your door. Now through May, use code FOOD52 to get 60% Off + free …

We’ve teamed up with Green Chef to make veg-forward, weeknight dinners easier. Sign up now to get sustainably-sourced ingredients, organic produce, and chef-crafted recipes delivered to your door. Now through May, use code FOOD52 to get 60% Off + free shipping on your first box plus 20% of your first two months.


At the start of this year, I polled our community about their cooking resolutions for 2024. The number one goal they shared? To eat more vegetarian or vegan meals. As an omnivorous cook who would like to eat a little lower on the food chain, I can relate.

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We Planned 5 Nights of Dinner & Dessert (So You Don’t Have To)

We’ve teamed up with HelloFresh to make your weeknights a little sweeter. Sign up for their meal kit service now through May and you’ll get Free Desserts for Life (really!). Use code FOOD52 at checkout. (Note: One free dessert item per box while subscr…

We’ve teamed up with HelloFresh to make your weeknights a little sweeter. Sign up for their meal kit service now through May and you’ll get Free Desserts for Life (really!). Use code FOOD52 at checkout. (Note: One free dessert item per box while subscription is active.)


Most cooks know that the best way to guarantee home-cooked dinners is to plan a weeknight menu in advance. In reality, though, I often head to the market with just a few ideas in mind and come up with a menu while staring at the meat counter or strolling the produce bins. This is risky business, since it can lead to meals my kids find boring (roast chicken again?), and a few stray ingredients in search of a home (Oh hello eggplant! Remind me what I had in mind for you?). As for dessert—it doesn’t even enter the realm of weeknight cooking unless it’s in the frozen section.

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Introducing Food52’s Tournament of Salads: Lettuce Play

A salad can mean anything. Butter lettuce, farro, favas, a jar of tuna—it’s hard to think of an ingredient that doesn’t “belong” in a salad. It’s as easygoing as a dish can get, especially in spring, prime salad-making season, which makes it the perfec…

A salad can mean anything. Butter lettuce, farro, favas, a jar of tuna—it’s hard to think of an ingredient that doesn’t “belong” in a salad. It’s as easygoing as a dish can get, especially in spring, prime salad-making season, which makes it the perfect subject of our first Food52 recipe tournament.

We know you love competitions, and this one features some of our favorite salad recipes from our community, cookbook authors, and chefs. Only one will be crowned the champion. Will it be a Caesar? A wedge? Something you’ve never made before? Let’s find out, together.

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Chitra Agrawal’s Key Ingredient for Home-Cooked Indian Meals

We’re celebrating remarkable women in the worlds of food and design throughout Women Are Amazing Month (aka Women’s History Month, Food52-style). Is there a woman we should be profiling? Let us know.

As a child of parents from very different regions…

We're celebrating remarkable women in the worlds of food and design throughout Women Are Amazing Month (aka Women's History Month, Food52-style). Is there a woman we should be profiling? Let us know.


As a child of parents from very different regions of India—a mother who hails from Bangalore, in the south, and a dad from Delhi, to the north—Chitra Agrawal soaked in two distinct culinary traditions growing up. She dabbled in South Asian cooking early in her career, leading classes, blogging, and hosting pop-up dinners, but it wasn’t until she published her cookbook, Vibrant India: Fresh Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Brooklyn, that she made the switch to working in food full-time. Together with her husband, who has a background in food packaging design, she channeled her passion and knowledge of India’s foodways into a line of premium Indian pantry staples you’ve probably seen on your supermarket shelves: Brooklyn Delhi. Founded in 2014, her brand now includes 10 products, from Indian pickles, or achaar, to vegan simmer sauces to chutneys. Now, her brand is set to expand even further this summer, when she branches into ready-to-eat meals. Here, she shares her inspiration for making high-quality Indian food accessible and easy to prepare at home.

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Chef Jackie Carnesi Brings Her South Texas Spirit to an Iconic Brooklyn Diner

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Shortly after Jackie Carnesi arrived in New York …

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Shortly after Jackie Carnesi arrived in New York City fresh out of culinary school, she became a fixture at one of Brooklyn’s biggest restaurant empires, Roberta’s. She's been tapped to lead equally impressive restaurants ever since. Following Roberta’s, Jackie became executive chef at Nura, where she filtered her experience and South Texas upbringing—she grew up on Tex-Mex and Mexican cooking, alongside the Southern staples of her Tennessee mom—through the lens of Indian cuisine. Though this was unfamiliar terrain at the time, she gladly, easily met the challenge (Nura became a Michelin-recommended restaurant under her helm).

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What Your Coffee Says About You, Explained

We’ve teamed up with Belle Coffee Creamer to give you a taste of how delicious real coffee creamer can be. Using real dairy and simple ingredients (read: no lactose, artificial hormones, or oil additives), Belle Coffee Creamer elevates the ordinary cup…

We’ve teamed up with Belle Coffee Creamer to give you a taste of how delicious real coffee creamer can be. Using real dairy and simple ingredients (read: no lactose, artificial hormones, or oil additives), Belle Coffee Creamer elevates the ordinary cup of coffee.


Like the Myers-Briggs test, how you take your coffee says a lot about your personality. Maybe not as definitely, but close enough. In fact, according to our very in-depth, very unscientific research, understanding these traits can be the key to unlocking your hidden power and potential—or simply a reminder of your excellent taste. Curious where you fit into the classic coffee archetypes? Read on to find out what your go-to coffee says about you.

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The Sill’s Eliza Blank Is Branching Into New Territory

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Eliza Blank was once a very bad plant parent—a su…

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Eliza Blank was once a very bad plant parent—a surprising origin story for the founder of the plant business, The Sill. Her quest to make her New York City apartment as plant-filled as her mother’s New England home was initially a bust; she couldn’t keep her Home Depot purchases alive. But out of her frustration came her breakthrough idea to take a dated business model—mail-order plants—and update it for monstera-loving city dwellers who could order houseplants and learn how to take care of them online. Today, The Sill includes four locations that support its nationwide delivery business, and is taking a big leap forward this spring as it begins offering outdoor plants and gardening products alongside its houseplant collection. Below, I asked Eliza—now a bonafide plant queen and mom to two girls—about the joys and challenges of growing her business.

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Our Creamiest, Coziest Coffee Drinks to Shake Up Your Morning Cup

We’ve teamed up with Belle Coffee Creamer to give you a taste of how delicious real coffee creamer can be. Using real dairy and simple ingredients (read: no lactose, artificial hormones, or oil additives), Belle Coffee Creamer elevates the ordinary cup…

We’ve teamed up with Belle Coffee Creamer to give you a taste of how delicious real coffee creamer can be. Using real dairy and simple ingredients (read: no lactose, artificial hormones, or oil additives), Belle Coffee Creamer elevates the ordinary cup of coffee.


Things are rarely black and white—except when it comes to coffee. In one corner you have black coffee drinkers, who somehow achieve caffeinated bliss with just water and beans. Their minimalist approach is enviable, but also unimaginable for coffee lovers who could not possibly live in a world without milk or cream to soften their daily cup (or two, or three) of joe. So, for those who like their coffee light (yes, please!), these creamy drinks are for you. To make them even richer, swirl in a real dairy creamer like Belle Vanilla or Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer in place of milk. Even if you prefer a more austere cup, these lattes, coffee shakes, and cold brews may just lead you to coffee’s creamier side.

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