This Food52 Maker Is Donating Masks to Those in Need—Here’s How You Can Help

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 don’t get out very much anymore, for obvious reasons. However, on the recent occasions that I have dashed out to the deli or stepped out for a fix of sunshine, it’s been hard to miss the face covers people are increasingly opting to wear: surgical masks, home-sewn versions, even T-shirts reworked for the purpose. Until now I haven’t thought to wear one, trusting my social distancing and incessant hand-washing protocol to be enough.

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Your Most Requested Kitchen Tool Is Here

Lucky are those who have a dishwasher in their home to…clean their dishes. But even with this miracle appliance wedged under your kitchen counter, you likely find yourself washing your most beloved items (we see you, heirloom cast iron) by hand anywa…


Lucky are those who have a dishwasher in their home to…clean their dishes. But even with this miracle appliance wedged under your kitchen counter, you likely find yourself washing your most beloved items (we see you, heirloom cast iron) by hand anyway, and certainly you’ve had the urge to scrub what didn’t make the cut, just sitting in the sink...amassing layers of gunk.

Suffice it to say: dishes have a way of stacking up faster than they seem to be used. There’s no way you used four different cups today, right? Right. Stress not! Five Two is here to remedy this inexplicable phenomenon.

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The Outdoor Bistro Set That Makes My Patio Feel Like a Paris Cafe

Home is the place we feel the most like ourselves—where we kick off our shoes, share our meals, and make memories. We’re taking our love for all things home and bringing it to Instagram. Follow along at Home52 and make yourselves—well, you know.

The…

Home is the place we feel the most like ourselves—where we kick off our shoes, share our meals, and make memories. We’re taking our love for all things home and bringing it to Instagram. Follow along at Home52 and make yourselves—well, you know.


There’s a reason so many of us (me) aspire to a French style of living; it at once exudes effortlessness and careful attention to detail—the ultimate balance of practice and je ne sais quoi. I’ve always wanted to be that girl whose skin glows naturally, whose drugstore scent is deceptively enticing, and whose home looks stylishly un-styled. Instead, I lather on four creams at bedtime, spend rent money on expensive perfume, and agonize over the placement of books on a shelf.

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The Cookware That Wants to Make Your Life Much *Much* Easier

Cookware doesn’t get much better-looking than Hestan NanoBond. With clean, modern lines and a sleek silver finish, it’s easy to see that these pots and pans mean business. But, the collection’s appeal can quickly take an intimidating turn. One moment y…

Cookware doesn’t get much better-looking than Hestan NanoBond. With clean, modern lines and a sleek silver finish, it’s easy to see that these pots and pans mean business. But, the collection’s appeal can quickly take an intimidating turn. One moment you’re admiring its elegance, and the next you’re self-assessing, internally posing questions like, “Is my grimy stove top really worthy such beauty?” and—perhaps more pressingly—“Can I actually afford this?”

The truth is, the Hestan NanoBond cookware will make a dent in your pocket. With individual pieces like an 81/2-inch open skillet starting at $150, the price laps most well-made stainless steel cookware—which means that, if you’re like most home cooks out there, purchasing one of these will be a big investment. And if you’re going to invest in something, you ought to at least do your research first, right?

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The Essential Knives I Learned About From ‘Kitchen Confidential’

The late, great Anthony Bourdain became a household name at the turn of the millenium thanks to his memoir, Kitchen Confidential, which was published in 2000, and has been in print ever since. The collection of essays is famous for its strong opinions …

The late, great Anthony Bourdain became a household name at the turn of the millenium thanks to his memoir, Kitchen Confidential, which was published in 2000, and has been in print ever since. The collection of essays is famous for its strong opinions about everything from garlic (“Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic.”) to vegetarians (“Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.”). And, of course, knives.

Like many culinary authorities, Bourdain believed you don’t need a lot of knives to do a lot of cooking. His bare essentials included a chef’s knife, paring knife, offset serrated knife, and flexible boning knife. (And unless you’re breaking down animal parts on a regular basis, you can skip that last one and manage just fine.)

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These Do-It-All Glasses Take Up Half the Space

Close your eyes and picture your drinkware cabinet. What do you see? Teetering juice cups? Clunky mason jars? Branded pint glasses vying for the same space as 15+ sentimental mugs?

We know the feeling, which is why we’re over the moon to introduce our…

Close your eyes and picture your drinkware cabinet. What do you see? Teetering juice cups? Clunky mason jars? Branded pint glasses vying for the same space as 15+ sentimental mugs?

We know the feeling, which is why we’re over the moon to introduce our new Five Two glasses. They're here and they're on a mission to save space in cupboards the world over.

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This New Bathroom Color Trend Might Just Be The Easiest Upgrade

If there’s anything we’ve learned, it’s that even the best-loved home decor trends come and go—the days of open shelving and all-white kitchens may be waning, and even the classic subway tile is growing tired. When it comes to bathroom trends, Pinteres…

If there’s anything we’ve learned, it’s that even the best-loved home decor trends come and go—the days of open shelving and all-white kitchens may be waning, and even the classic subway tile is growing tired. When it comes to bathroom trends, Pinterest seems to dictate that a wash of neutral tile is the new way to go. However, bathroom renovations aren’t cheap, and we’d rather not rip everything out every time a trend shifts. So what options are we left with, to stock the bathroom with something a bit, well, longer-lasting?

Black accessories! It’s the answer that’s almost too simple. Hardware and accessories are the easiest way to upgrade the bathroom without renovating it—and while brass isn’t for everyone, and chrome quickly skews sterile, black works with pretty much every style. It also doesn’t compete with other colors and has a modern yet timeless quality about it. Bottom line: whether you’ve got a gut-renovated all-white bathroom (aka, a match made in heaven), or a garishly tiled rental, black accessories will last you from trend to ephemeral trend.

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4 Ways to Put Your Towels on Display (Even in a Small Bathroom)

How do you typically store your bath towels? Personally, mine get folded up and shoved into our freestanding bathroom tower because my tiny bathroom doesn’t have a linen closet.

Despite my less-than-glamorous treatment of them, I actually love my bath…

How do you typically store your bath towels? Personally, mine get folded up and shoved into our freestanding bathroom tower because my tiny bathroom doesn’t have a linen closet.

Despite my less-than-glamorous treatment of them, I actually love my bath towels (they’re these amazing ones from Parachute Home, and I wish there was a way to incorporate the delicate blue linens into the decor of the bathroom. Space restrictions definitely pose a challenge, but it got me thinking—besides folding and stacking, what other ways are there to store towels, especially in a smaller bathroom?

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10 Makers Who Turn Our Houses Into Dream Homes

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!

When we fir…

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!


When we first started our Shop back in 2013 (as Amanda and Merrill write here) we thought we had it figured out. We’d fill it up with beautiful and practical things made by interesting, passionate people who shared the same values as us. We’d present the right mix of products on the site and see how they were received—and if they did well, we’d keep them.

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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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