14 Mini Kitchen Tools That Give Us So. Much. Joy.

I have always been enchanted with miniature-size things—especially anything food related. I could watch Tom Brown, a mini-kitchen master, craft pocket-size plates of cacio e pepe on an absurdly small stovetop (with a gas burner!) for hours on end.

So …

I have always been enchanted with miniature-size things—especially anything food related. I could watch Tom Brown, a mini-kitchen master, craft pocket-size plates of cacio e pepe on an absurdly small stovetop (with a gas burner!) for hours on end.

So it should come as no surprise that I have amassed a decent collection of tiny (yet functional) cooking tools for use in my own kitchen. Think: mini cocottes for single-serving baked eggs or desserts, the teeniest tongs you ever did see, and the littlest spoon for sugar and salt.

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15 Projects to Do While You’re Hunkered Down at Home

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make th…

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make things run a little more smoothly for you and your loved ones.


I’ve always professed to be a homebody, but some days into a work-from-home situation, I—as well as, I'm sure, every other “homebody”—have been thinking a lot about how our relationship with our home changes when it becomes the only place we inhabit. When the act of “coming home” no longer exists, because, well, you rarely leave.

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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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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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The Whirlwind History of Food52’s First 10 Years

Food52 turned 10 this year (ICYMI), which got us to reflecting on the past—how we started, how far we’ve come, and everything we’ve done with our community along the way. In our first 10 years, we grew from two employees (see above—hi, A&M!) to 92,…

Food52 turned 10 this year (ICYMI), which got us to reflecting on the past—how we started, how far we've come, and everything we've done with our community along the way. In our first 10 years, we grew from two employees (see above—hi, A&M!) to 92, collected over 50,000 recipes, moved five times, won quite a few awards, and even baked with Cookie Monster. Below are some of our very favorite moments. If the next decade is this good, we sure have a lot to look forward to.


2004

Amanda meets Merrill.

The two team up for The Essential New York Times Cookbook, the 1,000-plus recipe project that inspires them to launch a startup called Food52.

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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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