The Secret Ingredient of Five Two? You, Our Community

At its heart, Food52 is a community of cooks (and eaters!)—all of us who work here included. We understand the everyday triumphs, ordinary frustrations, and daily needs of the kitchen. How many times have we cursed our potholders for not being sturdy e…

At its heart, Food52 is a community of cooks (and eaters!)—all of us who work here included. We understand the everyday triumphs, ordinary frustrations, and daily needs of the kitchen. How many times have we cursed our potholders for not being sturdy enough to withstand the heat of our Dutch ovens? Or wished for a pan with a built-in strainer so we weren’t constantly searching for ours just as the pasta timer dinged?

None of our Five Two products would exist in their current (glorious!) form without specific tips from you. Today, on our annual holiday of the line’s launch, we’re celebrating the people behind this uniquely community-powered collection of products. Five Two was born of our desire to make all of us happier at home—what better way to ensure that products actually solve problems and grant silent wishes than to ask the people who will be using them? Practical advice and input from our Food52ers is woven into the details of every product.

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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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What’s Your Best Restaurant-Inspired Recipe For Dining In?

Share your best restaurant-inspired recipe, and let’s discover our communities’ most beloved eateries.

What’s a restaurant dish that’s been keeping your palate afloat during lockdown measures, when it feels like you’ve been around your own repertoire …

Share your best restaurant-inspired recipe, and let's discover our communities' most beloved eateries.

What's a restaurant dish that's been keeping your palate afloat during lockdown measures, when it feels like you've been around your own repertoire 30 times and just can't figure out what to make next? Which chefs' recipes inspire your dining-out fantasies—the meals you can't wait to savor again?

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The Big Community Book-Off is Back & We Need Your Help!

What’s your favorite cookbook? Whatever your answer, we’d venture to guess it’s not the same as your best friend’s, partner’s, or even your own had we asked last year. Much as you love your dog-eared copy of a decades-old renowned cookbook, perhaps one…

What’s your favorite cookbook? Whatever your answer, we’d venture to guess it's not the same as your best friend’s, partner’s, or even your own had we asked last year. Much as you love your dog-eared copy of a decades-old renowned cookbook, perhaps one published just a few months ago has earned a special place in your heart (and on your dinner table.)

Here at Food52, we’re on a mission to find the best cookbooks, which is why last year we launched the Big Community Book-Off, a series of thoughtful cookbook reviews—considered, tested, and written by none other than you, our Food52 community.

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4 Unforgettable Cooking Lessons We Learned in 2020

I think we can all agree that 2020 was a year we’ll always remember. None of us could have predicted how it played out, but all of us are looking forward to a clean slate come January. While we all experience setbacks and a fair share of tough times, t…

I think we can all agree that 2020 was a year we'll always remember. None of us could have predicted how it played out, but all of us are looking forward to a clean slate come January. While we all experience setbacks and a fair share of tough times, the year gave us some necessary time to reflect and work on ourselves.

Because of the circumstances, there has been such a dramatic shift in the way we carry out our daily routines, many of us have found ways to adapt. Unsurprisingly, this shift has made its way into our kitchens, and has all but transformed the way we've all been cooking. I recently talked with some chefs, cookbook authors, and passionate home cooks about how the past year has affected nearly every aspect of our lives. In our conversations, one thing was resoundingly clear: We all came out of the year with a new appreciation for the little things, and a focus on moving in a positive direction as we look ahead. With that in mind, here are the cooking lessons we'll take into 2021 and beyond.

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Here’s How We’re Spreading Extra Cheer This Year—& How You Can Help

Every year, the holidays give us a time to think about all the things we’re grateful for: Our cherished family and friends; our vibrant communities; and the good food we lovingly cook and enjoy. This year more than ever, we’re counting our own blessing…

Every year, the holidays give us a time to think about all the things we're grateful for: Our cherished family and friends; our vibrant communities; and the good food we lovingly cook and enjoy. This year more than ever, we're counting our own blessings, and taking extra care to spread joy, cheer, and kindness to those around us. And we know that we can always count on you—our incredible community of home cooks and homebodies—to give back alongside us.

Year in and year out, you've participated in our annual Holiday Swap, which supports a charity partner dear to us while bringing Food52ers even closer together at this special time of year. In 2020, we've once again partnered with No Kid Hungry for that initiative, and we couldn't be more thankful for your chipping in to make that support go even further.

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A Note to the Food52 Community

Dear Food52 Community,

Like so many of you, I’ve spent the last several months thinking about my personal goals and what is most important to me. After a lot of reflection and many conversations with Amanda and our partners at The Chernin Group, I’ve …

Dear Food52 Community,

Like so many of you, I’ve spent the last several months thinking about my personal goals and what is most important to me. After a lot of reflection and many conversations with Amanda and our partners at The Chernin Group, I’ve made the decision to step away from my day-to-day operational responsibilities as President of Food52.

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From Shopping to Prepping, 5 Ways to De-Stress Thanksgiving

We’ve already admitted to ourselves that Turkey Day 2020 will be a far cry from your average Thanksgiving, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic keeping out-of-town relatives at a distance and in-person gatherings to a minimum.

But in coming to term…

We’ve already admitted to ourselves that Turkey Day 2020 will be a far cry from your average Thanksgiving, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic keeping out-of-town relatives at a distance and in-person gatherings to a minimum.

But in coming to terms with the reality that this year’s celebration will undoubtedly feel different, we must also face the fact that our normal strategies for planning a (relatively) low-stress holiday may need to change, too.

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Why Feeling “at Home” Is Overrated

Home, as in the place where I grew up and where my parents still live, is southern California. I’m from a wealthy, mostly white, ridiculously pleasant, master-planned community called Laguna Niguel.
Home, as in the place where I have put down my adult…

Home, as in the place where I grew up and where my parents still live, is southern California. I’m from a wealthy, mostly white, ridiculously pleasant, master-planned community called Laguna Niguel.

Home, as in the place where I have put down my adult roots and to which I feel the strongest allegiance, is the Bay Area. As of this year, I’ve lived in San Francisco longer than I’ve lived anywhere else.

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Run a Business, Raise My Daughter & Keep My Cool? Here’s How That’s Going.

Six months ago, I was on the way home from the canceled Natural Products Expo when news broke about cases of coronavirus in New York City. Walking through the terminal at JFK, I saw people in masks for the first time. Nobody on the flight from L.A. had…

Six months ago, I was on the way home from the canceled Natural Products Expo when news broke about cases of coronavirus in New York City. Walking through the terminal at JFK, I saw people in masks for the first time. Nobody on the flight from L.A. had had one on, including me.

The city was on the verge of quarantine. My daughter Ramona’s school transitioned to wholly remote learning. I felt lucky that my business had been deemed essential, but with my kid thrown into the equation, everything changed. How would I manage full-time motherhood on top of full-time entrepreneurship? It seemed impossible, but I needed the money.

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