How Andrew Pearce Makes Bowls the White House Loves

Andrew Pearce—a third generation craftsman living and working in Vermont—isn’t quite sure how he started making gifts for the White House. “We know that somebody in the Biden Administration reached out and specifically requested our product,” he told me over the phone from his wo … | Continue reading | 13 hours ago

How to Perfect Your Apple Crisp This Fall

It’s officially apple season—and that means it’s also apple crisp season. Though September might be too early in the year for apple crisp’s more formal, buttoned-up relative, apple pie (we’re saving those for Thanksgiving), there’s no reason all that seasonal fruit should go to w … | Continue reading | 17 hours ago

4 Simple Tips to Make Decluttering Your Home a Breeze

This article originally appeared on Schoolhouse, a Portland-based company in the Food52 family of brands. We know that living in a cluttered space can have negative affects on your mood, productivity, and overall well-being. A clutter-free home is not only visually appealing, bu … | Continue reading | 18 hours ago

3 Bedding Ideas to Try this Fall

This article originally appeared on Schoolhouse, a Portland-based company in the Food52 family of brands. Here at Schoolhouse, there are two things we take extra seriously—sleep and styling. Pair the two together, and we've got the ultimate passion project. From crisp cotton to … | Continue reading | 19 hours ago

5 Renter-Friendly Upgrades to Refresh Your Home for Fall

This article originally appeared on Schoolhouse, a Portland-based company in the Food52 family of brands. We've always held the mindset that time spent on your space is well worth it. Whether you rent or own, creating a meaningful abode is about designing your living space with … | Continue reading | 19 hours ago

Everything Amanda Hesser Is Gifting This Year

I wish I could say I’m a daring and eccentric gift giver, who bestows friends with the work of up-and-coming artists or rare vintage ceramics. But I lean practical, and like to give great, peripheral accessories and introduce friends to high-quality basics. I gravitate toward thi … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

24 Must-Have Gifts for Every Baker in Your Life

You know they love to bake in their spare time—but maybe you’re not exactly sure how to turn that fact into a perfect present this holiday season. Never fear: We’ve got you covered. Our Shop is filled with gift-ready baking essentials for any skill level and budget. To get you st … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

’These Are People You Should Know About’: a Q&A with Klancy Miller on Her Stunning Second Book

Food wasn't always the path for Klancy Miller. But, after earning a diplôme de pâtisserie from Le Cordon Bleu Paris, it was an easy choice. Now, her work has been featured in New York Times, Bon Appetit, Food Network, Vogue, and more (including Food52!). After her debut cookbook … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Our 7 Favorite Pizza Dough Recipes

Not difficult, always worth it. That’s homemade pizza dough’s new tagline (I’ll send the invoice later). And unlike most slogans, it’s actually true. You don’t need any technical ability to properly make dough from scratch. You just need patience—and maybe a bit of yeast. Other t … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Here's How We *Actually* Use This Cute Dansk Butter Warmer

If you’ve taken a peek at Dansk’s Købenstyle line, you’re probably already familiar with the butter warmer—the tiny (we’re talking 0.59-quart capacity), surprisingly versatile pot that rarely leaves our stovetops. Designed by Jens Quistgaard in 1956, this butter warmer was made f … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Back from the Archives: The Le Creuset Pan Our Community Loves

There are a few pieces of cookware that make repeat appearances in our cooking photos, and a white, wooden-handle Le Creuset pan is one of them. You can spot it in some of Sohla El-Waylly’s recipes, this Genius recipe, and other one-skillet gems. For years our community asked us … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Chocolate Salami—Our Favorite Plant-Based Meat

My best advice for anyone seeking a crowd-pleasing chocolate dessert that requires no baking, minimal technique, and primarily pantry ingredients: Turn to meat. More specifically, cured, mold-encased meat secured with twine. You’re reading this correctly. Your next dessert should … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

For the Perfect Fall Wine, Look to This French Region

With the help of our friends at Wines of Alsace, we’re highlighting four of the region’s most exciting wines—and ideas for how to pair them this fall. As the weather cools down and the leaves begin to change, my taste in wine shifts from rosés and spritzes to light reds and brig … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

5 Weeknight Dinners I’m Making Instead of Ordering Takeout (Again)

I moved into a new apartment a little over two weeks ago, and as anyone who’s ever moved knows, the process involves eating a lot of takeout—all your knives are in boxes, you don’t have any groceries, and you’re working in an unfamiliar, not-yet-home kitchen. It’s a solid excuse … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Preserve the Taste of Summer With These Tips From Epic Gardening

The bland taste of a supermarket tomato is one that Kevin Espiritu manages to avoid year-round. The expert gardener grows all of his own tomatoes—plus five dozen varieties of other fruits and vegetables—from a 7,000-square-foot plot in San Diego, then shares his hard-won growing … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Our Favorite Non-Alcoholic Spirits, Ranked

In 2021, the global non-alcoholic (NA) spirits market generated $281 million in sales—none of which came from me. This isn’t from a lack of interest in non-alcoholic products (I’ve dabbled in NA beer), but rather from the general belief that non-alcoholic spirits were nothing mor … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Everything You Need to Restock Your Kitchen for Back-to-School

We’ve teamed up with FreshDirect to get your school year off to a great start. From snacking superstars to dinnertime staples, FreshDirect has the kitchen staples to keep things stress-free for kids and parents alike. Order online or via their app to shop your go-to groceries. W … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Magical Candy Bars That Anyone Can Bake at Home

I’ve long sought a grown-up candy bar, and think I’ve finally found it. The Lübeck Marzipan on the dessert menu at Koloman, a French restaurant in Flatiron, has the scent of an almond cake, the crunch of brittle, the chewiness of a great macaroon, and the waves of chocolate that … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

The Le Creuset Pieces All ‘Supercollectors’ (Even Gen Z) Will Love

For cookware collectors, Le Creuset might just be the holy grail. The French brand has created a legacy for producing high-quality, beautiful, one-of-a-kind cookware pieces that are cherished enough to have a Reddit group and a fan club of “supercollectors” that the Guardian rece … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

30 Coffee Gifts That Baristas Actually Like

Us coffee drinkers are an opinionated bunch. We all agree that we like coffee (or espresso), but as for how it should be made (pour-over vs. drip vs. French press vs. cold brew), well, that’s another story. While we love these passionate preferences, they can make coffee gift-giv … | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Our Newest Limited-Edition Dansk Cookware Colors Just Dropped

Home cooks and design fans alike love our Dansk Købenstyle cookware for its iconic, mid-century modern looks and bright, bold colors. And now, we have two new limited-edition hues to light up your collection: Deep, earthy Chestnut and glossy, green Arugula, available for our Dans … | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Oh My Gourd: 8 Fabulous Fall Pieces to Welcome Pumpkin Season

With September speeding by, now is the time to embrace all things fall. That means it’s time to dust off the Halloween decorations, pick up a pumpkin or two, and watch from your window as the leaves change color each day at a time. But there’s no reason why you can’t bring the se … | Continue reading | 7 days ago

40 Years Later, This Plum Torte Is Still the Best Ever

There’s never been such a humble recipe with so much gravitas as the Purple Plum Torte, a tender cake dotted with sunken soft sweet Italian plums. First published in The New York Times in 1983, the recipe, which came from Lois Levine and was written about by Marian Burros, became … | Continue reading | 8 days ago

The Only Margarita Recipe That You Need

Of our 52 most popular cocktails of all time, eight are margaritas. This should surprise no one: Margaritas—when executed well—are perfect. And while all eight of those very popular recipes are fantastic, in practice, you only need one of them. Enter: Erica Kotite’s Margarita. Th … | Continue reading | 8 days ago

The 3 Things You Need to Host the Ultimate Backyard Tailgate

We’ve teamed up with Zatarain’s® Smoked Sausage to make sure your game days are packed with flavor. From Blackened Seasoned Chicken Smoked Sausage to Andouille Smoked Sausage, their sausages add smoky depth and fiery zest to any dish at your tailgate. When I’m hosting a tailgate … | Continue reading | 8 days ago

An Inside Look at Food52's New HQ

Dear Food52ers, After seven years crammed into a rabbit warren of offices in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, we moved our headquarters to the Brooklyn Navy Yard this spring. Working with our good friends Brad Sherman and Nina Etnier at Float Studio, who have designed all o … | Continue reading | 9 days ago

40 Thanksgiving Cake Ideas to Try This Year

If there’s anything Thanksgiving is known for, it’s pie. And we’re not complaining—we love Thanksgiving pies, whether they’re filled with a classic ingredient like apple, pumpkin, or pecan or something more unexpected, like matcha custard or tahini mousse. That being said: We don … | Continue reading | 9 days ago

The One Detail That Can Make or Break a Chef Movie

In a restaurant kitchen, a towel never goes on your shoulder. I learned this the hard way. Two months into my first cooking job—and somewhere in the middle of what I thought was an impressive shift—I tossed a towel over my shoulder. The chef noticed, looked me in the eyes, and pl … | Continue reading | 9 days ago

The Best Way to Baste a Turkey, According to Our Test Kitchen

The number one Thanksgiving turkey tip promoted every year is basting. You know it, you’ve seen it, or you’ve personally done it—tediously standing in front of an open oven radiating heat while trying to navigate a basting tip into the rich pan juices of the turkey, and then some … | Continue reading | 9 days ago

38 Recipes Perfect for Your Rosh Hashanah Feast

Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year—is one of the most important holidays on the Jewish calendar. Beginning this year on September 15 at sundown and lasting until nightfall on September 18, it’s a time to reflect, welcome the new year, and (of course) eat delicious food with loved … | Continue reading | 10 days ago

6 Common Laundry Myths, Debunked

With the help of our friends at Steele Canvas—makers of durable, high-quality canvas baskets—we’re tackling all things laundry. Here, we’re debunking some of the most common laundry myths, from freezing jeans to separating lights and darks. For such a common household task, doin … | Continue reading | 10 days ago

5 Weeknight Dinners to Make This Week, Family Edition

The Wall Street Journal just published a riff on the quiet quitting trend titled “Try Hard, but Not That Hard. 85% is the Magic Number for Productivity.” This is valuable advice (that I will probably never follow). But it leads me to wonder: If you give even 85 percent of yoursel … | Continue reading | 10 days ago

NYC Dinner Party ‘The Lineup’ Gives Line Cooks the Spotlight

Line cooks are the unsung heroes of a restaurant kitchen. They’re the crew that plates your tartare and cleans out the deep fryer every night. The team that stays late so you can order half the menu five minutes before closing—and then organizes, sanitizes, and prepares every inc … | Continue reading | 13 days ago

10 Perfect Gifts for the Design Lover in Your Life

Finding the perfect gift for anyone can be a daunting task—and finding the perfect gift for someone who also has impeccable taste only adds to the challenge. Whether they’re a designer by trade or simply obsessed with cultivating their space, our Shop has options to match pretty … | Continue reading | 13 days ago

The Best Gifts for Chefs—According to Actual Chefs

The best gift you can give a serious cook—which we’ll liberally define as anybody who talks (and likely brags) about cooking, religiously reads this website, or is paid to make food for others—is something they’ll actually use. To ensure that our gifts fulfill this utility requir … | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Why You Should Season Your Soy Sauce

As a condiment, soy sauce should not be consumed straight from the bottle. This isn’t because drinking condiments is strange (there are barbecue sauces worth downing by the pint), but because by itself, soy sauce—according to Food52 Resident Lucas Sin—carries an aggressively umam … | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Why Are We Throwing Away the Best Parts of the Tomato?

There may be perfectly good reasons for coring or seeding or peeling a tomato—sometimes. Maybe you want a supersmooth sauce. Maybe that unpredictable pool of juice could throw off the ratio in your nkrakra or pudding. Maybe you’re in French culinary school and it’s tomato concass … | Continue reading | 14 days ago

This Pantry-Friendly Meal Is Easy, Vegetarian & Endlessly Adaptable

Canned beans are some of my most reached-for pantry ingredients, and canned chickpeas, in particular, are extra versatile. I add them to pastas, soups, curries, and stews. I blend them into hummus. I toss them in olive oil and roast them until they’re crispy. However, as deliciou … | Continue reading | 14 days ago

These Rustic Wreaths Bring the Lush Beauty of Monterey to Your Home

Monterey County, California is known for its picturesque rugged coastlines, but if you travel inland from Big Sur, over the mountains and into the valley, you might come across a farm sporting acres upon acres of fresh herbs, flowers, regional greenery, and other beautiful plants … | Continue reading | 14 days ago

10 Dansk Pieces Made for Fall Entertaining (and Curling up at Home)

We’re officially in that post-Labor Day transition time where the abundance of sunshine and summer produce tricks us into thinking fall is not around the corner. But we all know better, and with cozy dinners and holiday feasts on the horizon, your table and cookware could probabl … | Continue reading | 15 days ago

The Bin That Saved My Laundry Routine

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Steele Canvas—makers of durable, high-quality canvas baskets—to tackle all things laundry. Here, we’re highlighting one of our editor’s favorite products: The Canvas Elevated Truck. Until recently, my laundry bin was nothing more than a perfor … | Continue reading | 15 days ago

The Single Most Genius Thing You Can Do to a Ripe Tomato

There are heaps of inarguably perfect ways to eat a ripe tomato—on plain-jane sandwich bread with a cushy swipe of mayo, blistered hot and fast in a skillet till the skins peel back and the oil swirls with juice, cherry babies squished behind your sealed lips. … | Continue reading | 16 days ago

Our 10 Most Popular Broccoli Recipes, Ranked

Broccoli—the sixth most-purchased vegetable in the United States—will likely appear in your refrigerator sometime in the next few weeks. When it does, there are over 900 broccoli recipes on our site that will help you transform these miniature green trees into something delicious … | Continue reading | 16 days ago

9 Fall Cookware Favorites That Bring the Modern Farmhouse Look Home

As we discussed last week, there are many ways to set a farmhouse-inspired dinner table. Whether you lean traditional or modern, the underlying feel of the design aesthetic tends to encapsulate a simple, chic, and cozy feel. Typically, the modern farmhouse style is a combination … | Continue reading | 16 days ago

Tools of the Trade: 11 Essentials for Throwing the Ultimate Outdoor Grill Party

This article is part of an interview series called Tools of the Trade, a column featuring expert-approved tips, tricks, and product recommendations. Food52 earns an affiliate commission on qualifying purchases of the products we link to. If you believe that boxed wine can't be h … | Continue reading | 20 days ago

Save $230 on This Ultra-Functional Staub Pan *Right Now*

If you’re a fan of multi-purpose cookware, you've come to the right place. Staub—the famous French cookware brand—has a two-in-one grill pan and cocotte and it’s on sale right now. If you’re unfamiliar with what a piece like this could do for you and your kitchen, this tried-and- … | Continue reading | 20 days ago

Not Ready For Pumpkin Spice? Try Vanilla Salt.

Welcome to Plus One, a column by Food Editor Emily Ziemski where small-but-mighty additions—ingredients, sauces, toppings—that instantly upgrade whatever’s on the table are the star of the show. Today, a way to combat Late Summer Erasure™. Summer—and outdoor grilling—season may … | Continue reading | 21 days ago

Our 27 Favorite Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

We might associate Thanksgiving with comforting, creamy green bean casseroles, mountains of mashed potatoes, and turkey smothered in gravy. (Not to mention slices of both pumpkin and apple pie.) And those are all well and good—but the very best Thanksgiving tables have something … | Continue reading | 22 days ago