The Food52 cookbook is the culmination of a year’s worth of winning recipes from the website Food52, founded by accomplished food editors and writers Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs. As they state in the book, many of the best recipes come from home cooks. They started the Food52 site as a way for talented home cooks to “show off their work, a place where cooks of all levels come to be inspired and to be part of a constructive and supportive community.”
I’ve been a Food52 member since 2009 and the site has grown in leaps and bounds since then. Each week, they run recipe contests on their site and members vote on their favorites. The cookbook is a collection of all the winning recipes from the first year and includes useful tips, reader comments, and beautiful photos of the dishes.
I’m happy to say that three of my recipes have been published in the book (all photos by Sarah Shatz):
The Autumn Celery Root Puree and Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese are both good choices for your Thanksgiving table if you’re looking to jazz up traditional mashed potatoes. The cookbook makes a great holiday gift so go out and buy a copy for the cooks in your life.