20 Trader Joe’s Frozen Food Products That Are Always in Our Freezers

Between the packed inventory and endless lines of shoppers, the aisles in any Trader Joe’s are—how do I put this?—absolute chaos. The freezer section, perhaps the most of all. From peeled-and-chopped produce to microwave-and-eat meals, there’s no short…

Between the packed inventory and endless lines of shoppers, the aisles in any Trader Joe's are—how do I put this?—absolute chaos. The freezer section, perhaps the most of all. From peeled-and-chopped produce to microwave-and-eat meals, there’s no shortage of time-saving gems in there, but when making your way through the crowds, it's helpful to know exactly what to look for.

Which is why I asked our staff: What Trader Joe's frozen food products do you always keep stocked in your freezer?

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Our 14 Favorite Places to Eat in NYC’s Chinatown

The World Health Organization has now classified COVID-19 as a global pandemic, and the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States has officially surpassed 1,000. As an unfortunate side effect, there’s a false connection being made betw…

The World Health Organization has now classified COVID-19 as a global pandemic, and the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States has officially surpassed 1,000. As an unfortunate side effect, there's a false connection being made between the virus and entire nationalities, or even races, of people—and Chinatown restaurants in particular are losing business for it.

"Xenophobia is a real thing. I feel it," Wilson Tang of Nom Wah Tea Parlor told Elyse Inamine in a Bon Appétit story last week. "I feel those weird moments, like a few days ago when I dropped off my kids for their gymnastics class. I got extra stares, as if I don’t get them already, being a six-foot-five Asian guy."

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10 Surprising Grocery Staples Our Senior Editor Will Only Buy Online

Allow me to start off by saying how much I love grocery shopping: sniffing my own lemons, hand-picking my own avocados, and asking Jeffrey my butcher for this ribeye and not that one. But doing so in New York City—and because I have to shop for food ne…

Allow me to start off by saying how much I love grocery shopping: sniffing my own lemons, hand-picking my own avocados, and asking Jeffrey my butcher for this ribeye and not that one. But doing so in New York City—and because I have to shop for food nearly every day as part of my job—has meant that making use of delivery services, like FreshDirect, has been imperative to my wellbeing.

Even our food stylist, Anna Billingskog, relies on the many conveniences of grocery delivery once in a while in her own life. “I get my heavy things from FreshDirect—staples like olive oil, flour, sugar, and salt,” she tells me. “For someone who lives in New York City, paper products are helpful to order, too, so you don’t have to lug them up five flights of narrow stairs every week.”

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The Viral Croissant-Making Video We Can’t Stop Watching

Get this: A croissant takes 30 hours to make. Not 4 hours (the running time of the 2018 Oscars ceremony), not 12 hours (a flight from London to Singapore), not even 24 hours (the duration of a day for Monica Aldama, the star of Netflix’s Cheer and the …

Get this: A croissant takes 30 hours to make. Not 4 hours (the running time of the 2018 Oscars ceremony), not 12 hours (a flight from London to Singapore), not even 24 hours (the duration of a day for Monica Aldama, the star of Netflix’s Cheer and the award-winning coach of the Navarro cheer team). No, no, it takes 6 hours more than the sun’s rotation around the earth for my favorite pastry to be made from start to finish.

How do I know this fact? Because this video made by the lovely crew at Le Marais Bakery in San Francisco, taught me this fact.

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Why Do I Keep Seeing This Tote Bag Everywhere?

I am an avid people-watcher. I can spend my full 40-minute subway commute just absorbing the surrounding humans—the outfits they put together, how they interact with their companions, who they stare back at. Creepy? Perhaps. But this is how I came to n…

I am an avid people-watcher. I can spend my full 40-minute subway commute just absorbing the surrounding humans—the outfits they put together, how they interact with their companions, who they stare back at. Creepy? Perhaps. But this is how I came to notice an oddly specific trend in the tote-carrying habits of countless New Yorkers: an unassuming, army green, camouflage tote bag. She (being the tote bag) kept cropping up—in train stations, on the street, at the airport—to the point where I felt compelled to document the phenomenon.

Who is she, you ask? She’s a water-resistant, polyester, nylon-reinforced tote bag from none other than outdoor retailer, L.L.Bean.

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Our 13 Favorite Cookbooks of 2019

When we’re looking for ideas on the perfect recipe to make for dinner tonight, or to comfort a loved one this weekend, or to impress guests at that gathering in a couple weeks, books always lead the way. Discovering new cookbooks always means discoveri…

When we're looking for ideas on the perfect recipe to make for dinner tonight, or to comfort a loved one this weekend, or to impress guests at that gathering in a couple weeks, books always lead the way. Discovering new cookbooks always means discovering new techniques, new flavor combinations we'd have never thought to put together, and new discourses for considering food. It also means awakening new cooking inspiration within ourselves.

2019 saw no shortage of cookbooks to discover, whether they changed the way we grocery shopped or made us look at our dinner mainstays a little differently. With so much greatness, how could we conceive of which ones were best?

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13 Gifts the Food52 Team Would Love to Give—or Get—This Holiday

A few days ago, I slacked the Food52 team, asking what everyone’s most excited to give and get from our shop this holiday season. Innocent enough.
But the response was overwhelming. Gifts ranged from fun and funny to heartwarmingly-thoughtful; a few w…

A few days ago, I slacked the Food52 team, asking what everyone's most excited to give and get from our shop this holiday season. Innocent enough.

But the response was overwhelming. Gifts ranged from fun and funny to heartwarmingly-thoughtful; a few were luxurious, yes, but many of them were respectably sensible. (Shout out to Cody—our Data Scientist—for alerting us to the pan "capable of producing a calzone the size and heft of a human head.")

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The Untold Story Behind ‘Mama’s Cranberry Salad’

You’d probably think I was yanking your chain if I told you our most popular Thanksgiving recipe the last couple of Novembers wasn’t a turkey, or a mashed potato, or even a pie—but a cranberry sauce.
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You'd probably think I was yanking your chain if I told you our most popular Thanksgiving recipe the last couple of Novembers wasn't a turkey, or a mashed potato, or even a pie—but a cranberry sauce.

Yep, you heard that right.

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Our 10 Most Popular Chocolate Chip Cookies of All Time

Food52 is 10 years old! To celebrate a decade of all things kitchen and home, we’re rolling out our top recipes, tips, and stories for another victory lap, along with some of our very favorite memories over the years. Go on, take ’em in!

A good choc…

Food52 is 10 years old! To celebrate a decade of all things kitchen and home, we’re rolling out our top recipes, tips, and stories for another victory lap, along with some of our very favorite memories over the years. Go on, take 'em in!


A good chocolate chip cookie can be life-affirming. Heck, even an average chocolate chip cookie can be life-affirming. But a great C.C.C.? Utterly life-changing.

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This Tiny Thai Spot Is the Only Place I Ever Want to Eat Again

If you suffer from crippling indecision, then you’re going to need to get a grip before you pass through the threshold—an unassuming glass door—of Northern Thai Food Club, a new restaurant in Los Angeles.

Because the 33-item menu won’t make things eas…

If you suffer from crippling indecision, then you're going to need to get a grip before you pass through the threshold—an unassuming glass door—of Northern Thai Food Club, a new restaurant in Los Angeles.

Because the 33-item menu won't make things easy on you. Neither will the heady fog emanating from a hulking metal steam table, crouched in the corner near the kitchen like some sort of wish-granting machine. And to complicate matters further, owner Nancy Amphai Dunne will offer you tastes of whatever you like.

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