Your 5 Best Retro Recipes (Hint: Gooey Butter Cake Is Involved)

We asked and our community delivered. Here are your top 5 retro-inspired recipes with a modern twist!

In our latest recipe contest, we asked you to share your best retro-inspired recipes that were updated with a modern twist. We had an absolute bl…

We asked and our community delivered. Here are your top 5 retro-inspired recipes with a modern twist!


In our latest recipe contest, we asked you to share your best retro-inspired recipes that were updated with a modern twist. We had an absolute blast walking down memory lane and remembering some of our favorite "retro" recipes. From updated deviled eggs to new takes on chicken kiev, we loved your reimagined favorites and the stories that went along with the recipes.

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Got Cooking Questions? These Food Science Cookbooks Have Answers

This post is part of our community-driven book tournament, The Big Community Book-Off. With your help, we’re finding the best books across categories (from bread to pasta, one-bowl to weeknight-friendly, and cake to cookies, to name a few), and putting…

This post is part of our community-driven book tournament, The Big Community Book-Off. With your help, we're finding the best books across categories (from bread to pasta, one-bowl to weeknight-friendly, and cake to cookies, to name a few), and putting them through a series of rigorous reviews—considered, tested, and written by none other than you.


Each month, Food52 community members cook their way through five cookbooks around one subject (from bread and cake to the kitchen basics) and select a winner. The reviewers have held a chocolate chip cookie bake-off and put the Instant Pot through its paces.

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What’s Your Best Retro Recipe With a Modern Twist?

We want to see your best retro recipe, updated with a modern twist! Enter our latest recipe contest with your submission—you have until June 1!

We all have those beloved family classics, dishes that bring us back to a certain space and time in our l…

We want to see your best retro recipe, updated with a modern twist! Enter our latest recipe contest with your submission—you have until June 1!


We all have those beloved family classics, dishes that bring us back to a certain space and time in our lives. Some might call those recipes "old fashioned" but we don't think it needs to be that way. In our latest contest, we are looking for an inspired, modern version of your favorite retro recipe.

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A Round of Applause for This Contest-Winning Crunchy Kale Chaat

Our latest recipe contest, Your Best Restaurant Inspired Recipe, gave us the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the hard-hit restaurant industry that has continued to make us superb meals infused with love and passion through the struggles of the last…

Our latest recipe contest, Your Best Restaurant Inspired Recipe, gave us the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the hard-hit restaurant industry that has continued to make us superb meals infused with love and passion through the struggles of the last year.

With a massive outpouring of delicious recipes paying homage to favorite local restaurants and eateries, our work was certainly cut out for us. Deciding on the final five was challenging, but after testing and tasting and tasting some more, we were able to narrow the field to our two finalists: Shri Repp's Crispy Kale Chaat and Meredith's Sweet & Spicy Piloncilo Cheese Spread.

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Our Final 2 Restaurant-Inspired Dishes Are Here—Pick Us a Winner

In our latest recipe contest, we asked our community to help us shine a spotlight on their favorite restaurant-inspired dishes, and they answered our call, rolling up their sleeves and creating restaurant-quality food in their home kitchens. This contest also provided us with the opportunity to share some love with an industry that brings us joy, and forms a critical part of our economy. Check out delicious recipes from our two finalists below.

It was incredibly challenging (as always) to narrow down to two finalists from a long, exciting list of appetizers, main courses, and desserts pulled from restaurant recipes across the country, but we’ve finally found them!

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In our latest recipe contest, we asked our community to help us shine a spotlight on their favorite restaurant-inspired dishes, and they answered our call, rolling up their sleeves and creating restaurant-quality food in their home kitchens. This contest also provided us with the opportunity to share some love with an industry that brings us joy, and forms a critical part of our economy. Check out delicious recipes from our two finalists below.

It was incredibly challenging (as always) to narrow down to two finalists from a long, exciting list of appetizers, main courses, and desserts pulled from restaurant recipes across the country, but we've finally found them!

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We Found the Best One-Pan Cookbook

This review is part of our community-driven book tournament, The Big Community Book-Off. With your help, we’re finding the best books across categories (from bread to pasta, Instant Pots to cooking fundamentals, and cake to cookies, to name a few) and …

This review is part of our community-driven book tournament, The Big Community Book-Off. With your help, we’re finding the best books across categories (from bread to pasta, Instant Pots to cooking fundamentals, and cake to cookies, to name a few) and putting them through a series of rigorous reviews—considered, tested, and written by none other than you. And so, let’s hand it off to our community members Jo-Anne, Michelle, and Judith. Here are their reviews of your five favorite one-pan books—and their nail-biting verdict on which one reigned supreme.


After a year of cooking for ourselves more than ever before, even our favorite recipes had become a bit boring. We were all looking for some magic in these five cookbooks that promised flavorful meals that basically cooked themselves in the oven or on the stovetop—all in one pan.

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What You Should Know Before Planning a Gathering

The CDC continues to emphasize the importance of the preventative measures we’ve all been taking for the past year against COVID-19. You know them well: Wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, stay at least 6 feet away from those outside your househol…

The CDC continues to emphasize the importance of the preventative measures we've all been taking for the past year against COVID-19. You know them well: Wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, stay at least 6 feet away from those outside your household, and avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.

Every day, more Americans receive their first or second vaccine. According to the Associated Press, President Biden has announced that all American adults will be eligible to receive their first vaccine by April 19, nearly two weeks ahead of his original deadline of May 1. The United States is currently on schedule to reach 200 million vaccines by April 30th—Biden's hundredth day in office.

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Dine in With Our Readers’ 5 Best Restaurant-Inspired Recipes

From our community to your kitchen, here are our top five restaurant-inspired recipes, from sweet to savory (and everything in between)!
For our latest culinary contest, we asked for your best recipe inspired by a dish you’ve eaten at a restaurant (de…

From our community to your kitchen, here are our top five restaurant-inspired recipes, from sweet to savory (and everything in between)!

For our latest culinary contest, we asked for your best recipe inspired by a dish you've eaten at a restaurant (dessert included). We miss our favorite chefs as much as you do, and can't wait to resume in-person dining as soon as it's safe. In the meantime, we're excited to shine a spotlight on the dishes that keep you coming back for more, and promote the restaurants that have remained open. As always, our community members rose to the challenge, and delivered us a wide range of recipes that fit the bill.

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Chrissy Teigen’s Mom Pepper Publishes Family Favorite Recipes

Chrissy Teigen’s love of food is famously lovable, and if you’ve perused her extra-friendly food site Cravings, which features the video series “Pepper’s Corner”, or ever scrolled through her Instagram feed, you likely have a good idea of why that’s the case. Chrissy’s mom, Vilailuck Teigen, is known affectionately as Pepper Thai for her skillful and generous use of hot peppers, and inspired her daughters’ active interest in cooking from an early age. Pepper’s new cookbook, The Pepper Thai Cookbook, comes out April 15th, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Teigen’s book is an ode to her journey and family—a collection of favorite recipes from her native Thailand, the fusion recipes she created for Chrissy’s father’s bar patrons after immigrating to America, and the meals she makes for the Teigen-Legend household today. We’ll admit it: We were very eager to know her grandchildren’s favorite dishes. (Prepare to be astounded at these kids’ palates!)

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Chrissy Teigen's love of food is famously lovable, and if you've perused her extra-friendly food site Cravings, which features the video series "Pepper's Corner", or ever scrolled through her Instagram feed, you likely have a good idea of why that's the case. Chrissy's mom, Vilailuck Teigen, is known affectionately as Pepper Thai for her skillful and generous use of hot peppers, and inspired her daughters' active interest in cooking from an early age. Pepper's new cookbook, The Pepper Thai Cookbook, comes out April 15th, and we couldn't be more excited.

Teigen's book is an ode to her journey and family—a collection of favorite recipes from her native Thailand, the fusion recipes she created for Chrissy's father's bar patrons after immigrating to America, and the meals she makes for the Teigen-Legend household today. We'll admit it: We were very eager to know her grandchildren's favorite dishes. (Prepare to be astounded at these kids' palates!)

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Our 5 Favorite One-Pan Cookbooks

This post is part of our community-driven book tournament, The Big Community Book-Off. With your help, we’re finding the best books across categories (from bread to pasta, one-bowl to weeknight-friendly, and cake to cookies, to name a few), and putti…


This post is part of our community-driven book tournament, The Big Community Book-Off. With your help, we're finding the best books across categories (from bread to pasta, one-bowl to weeknight-friendly, and cake to cookies, to name a few), and putting them through a series of rigorous reviews—considered, tested, and written by none other than you.


Each month, Food52 community members cook their way through five cookbooks around one subject (vegan food! cookies! the Instant Pot!) and dub a winner. Our reviewers have baked bread and cakes, and eaten plenty of vegetables, too.

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