Ditch The Knife and Fork… The Sandwich that Won Our Hearts and the Recipe Contest

Our latest contest theme “Your Best Dish Disguised as a Sandwich” challenged our talented and creative Food52 community to take their favorite dish and turn it into a hand-held meal. This was no small feat but the community was certainly up to the chal…

Our latest contest theme "Your Best Dish Disguised as a Sandwich" challenged our talented and creative Food52 community to take their favorite dish and turn it into a hand-held meal. This was no small feat but the community was certainly up to the challenge and the entries did not disappoint.

We tested and tasted our way through a global array of sandwiches and we were able to narrow it down to two: an elegant Shrimp Francese Sandwich featuring a delicious and spicy tomato and hot cherry pepper bruschetta topping with gooey cheese from Daddy_Chef_DoDoDoDoDoDo's and a delightfully layered, flavor-packed Spicy Salmon "Bento" Bagel Sandwich with Cucumber Salad, a playful take on the very popular bento box from Joni Goldbach.

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The Stunning Layer Cake That Won Our Hearts (& Recipe Contest)

Our latest contest theme, Your Best Layer Cake (Redux), was a trip down memory lane, taking us back to the first Food52 recipe contest. We wanted our community of talented bakers to give us their most creative and delicious layer cakes and they did not…

Our latest contest theme, Your Best Layer Cake (Redux), was a trip down memory lane, taking us back to the first Food52 recipe contest. We wanted our community of talented bakers to give us their most creative and delicious layer cakes and they did not disappoint.

With such an amazing array of cakes it was difficult to narrow things down, but after happily testing and tasting, we selected two delectable confections. On the one hand, Antonia James' Coffee Mascarpone-Filled Fudgy Olive Oil Cake with Almond Praline Mascarpone Topping is a creamy, dreamy, fudgy cake with a crunch from the almond praline. And on the other, GML's Pistachio Cake with Confiture Ispahan and Strawberry Swiss Buttercream is an elegant, creative, moist and tender pistachio cake with confiture Ispahan that is utterly delicious.

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Behold! Our Community’s Top 2 Layer Cakes

In our latest contest, we reprised our very first Food52 recipe contest theme: your best layer cake. For this go around, we asked you to share with us some new and interesting flavor combinations for layer cake. We were truly impressed by the creativi…

In our latest contest, we reprised our very first Food52 recipe contest theme: your best layer cake. For this go around, we asked you to share with us some new and interesting flavor combinations for layer cake. We were truly impressed by the creativity of our community, especially when it comes to a particularly technical and labor-intensive genre of recipes. Hopefully, you will enjoy taking a peek—and perhaps even a stab!—at some of our top choices here.

Alas, because five cakes can't take the cake, we had to narrow down this embarrassment of riches to two. And this was no easy feat! So we're turning over the ultimate decision to our community: We're asking you to vote on which cake will win them all.

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A Sunday Sauce Made With Love—& Lots of Pancetta

Our latest contest theme, Your Best Dish Made With Love, highlighted recipes with special meaning: Whether transported to a gathering of family or friends or served at home, we were looking for that special dish that exuded love and caring. From casser…

Our latest contest theme, Your Best Dish Made With Love, highlighted recipes with special meaning: Whether transported to a gathering of family or friends or served at home, we were looking for that special dish that exuded love and caring. From casseroles and soups to braises and stews, we ate our way through dozens of delicious recipes—and ones with heart-rending stories, to boot.

With such a wide range of recipes to choose from, it wasn't easy to narrow things down. At the end, it came down to AntoniaJames' The Cuban—succulent pulled pork on a homemade roll, perfectly balanced with spices and herbs—and ItalianEnough's Long-Distance Ragù, a pork ragù cooked so low and slow that every bite was like a hug.

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Our Top Two Recipes Made With Love: Help Us Pick a Winner!

As we head into 2022, another year of the pandemic, you might just be looking for a way to brighten the spirits of your friends and family members during an uncertain time. For so many people, the process of cooking – especially a slow and involved re…

As we head into 2022, another year of the pandemic, you might just be looking for a way to brighten the spirits of your friends and family members during an uncertain time. For so many people, the process of cooking - especially a slow and involved recipe - can be cathartic. Cooking is also a way that many people express feelings and care for their loved ones. Our community provided us with an abundance of recipes you can peruse for inspiration the next time you want to bring someone a dish made with love.

Our two finalists in our latest contest - Your Best Dish Made With Love - brought us lovely headnote stories that will give you some special insight into the backdrop of these winning recipes. Both dishes feature pork shoulder but they bring a decidedly different approach. Do you want to deliver a flavorful, tender ragu or the perfect Cuban sandwich to your loved one this year? We need your help to decide which recipe is the best dish made with love.

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This Season’s Best Fruity Dessert, According to You

Our latest contest theme, Your Best Recipe With Summer Fruit, highlighted the brightest recipes starring seasonal summer produce. We were looking for creative and delicious recipes from our community of home cooks. The possibilities were endless: From …

Our latest contest theme, Your Best Recipe With Summer Fruit, highlighted the brightest recipes starring seasonal summer produce. We were looking for creative and delicious recipes from our community of home cooks. The possibilities were endless: From sweet to savory, appetizers to entrees and cocktails, you did not disappoint, and we cooked and ate our way through dozens of intriguing finalists.

With such a wide range of recipes to choose from, it wasn't an easy choice, but we narrowed it down to two. Becca Jacobs No Bake Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Summer Fruit Swirl is a creamy and delicious no bake cheese cake with a jammy summer fruit swirl while Meera Bhave gave us Plum & Summer Squash Phylo Samosas crisp and flaky savory samosa utilizing a surprising combination of both fruit and vegetables.

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Our Top Two Recipes Starring Summer Fruit: Help Us Pick a Winner!

Summer is waning in many parts of the country, but we can still find some lovely fruits to take home at our local farmers markets. In many ways, these changes of season help us appreciate the ephemeral nature of summer fruit, which makes it even more …

Summer is waning in many parts of the country, but we can still find some lovely fruits to take home at our local farmers markets. In many ways, these changes of season help us appreciate the ephemeral nature of summer fruit, which makes it even more special. In our latest contest, our community shared their best recipes that make summer fruit shine. You can get inspiration for your last summer fruit here.

Although both recipes adeptly spotlight summer fruit, they offer you the choice - sweet or savory? One takes sweet summer plums and combines them with spices and cheese for a super savory appetizer while the other lets you take your best summer fruit and make a delicious make-ahead dessert. We need your help to decide which recipe best showcases summer fruit.

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Your Best Retro Recipe With A Modern Twist: And The Winner Is…

When we picked our latest contest theme Your Best Retro Recipe With a Modern Twist, we were looking for some creative and delicious, modern twists to the retro recipes of years gone by. From salads suspended in jellies to elevated or globally influence…

When we picked our latest contest theme Your Best Retro Recipe With a Modern Twist, we were looking for some creative and delicious, modern twists to the retro recipes of years gone by. From salads suspended in jellies to elevated or globally influenced classics, we cooked and ate our way through a dozen intriguing finalists.

With so many delicious recipes to choose from, it wasn't an easy choice, but we narrowed it down to two: Mrs. Larkin's Caesar and the Goddess, a delightful, modern update of the iconic salad, packed with vibrant flavor, and Dan Carberg's Far East of Chicken Kiev, a deeply aromatic dish with a creative compound butter.

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Our Top Two Retro-Inspired Recipes: Help Us Pick A Winner!

We asked our community to share their favorite “retro” recipes with a modern twist in our latest contest. The entries gave us the opportunity to walk down memory lane and fondly recall some beloved classics. You can take your own walk here.
At your n…

We asked our community to share their favorite "retro" recipes with a modern twist in our latest contest. The entries gave us the opportunity to walk down memory lane and fondly recall some beloved classics. You can take your own walk here.

At your next retro-inspired dinner, which would you choose: a shrimp-topped Caesar salad infused with the flavors of green goddess dressing, or a crispy chicken kiev with Thai-inspired compound butter? Maybe you would choose both? Well, for now, we need you to decide which one of these delicious recipes is our Best Retro Recipe With a Modern Twist.

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The #1 Book for All Things Vegetable

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, one-bowl to weeknight-friendly, and cake to cookies, to name a few), and putti…

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, 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. And so, let’s hand it off to our community members Erin, Ruth, and Shereen. Here are their reviews of your five favorite vegetable-forward books—and their nail-biting verdict on which one reigned supreme.


When a Food52 editor connected the three of us over email, we quickly figured out what we had in common. Nope, we’re not vegetarians, not one of us. But we’re all obsessed with fresh produce and cook vegetarian much of the time.

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