The Food52 Cookbook by Amanda Hesser
140 Winning Recipes from Exceptional Home Cooks

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The Best Cooks Are Home Cooks

Accomplished food writers and editors Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs had a mission: to discover and celebrate the best home cooks in the country. Each week for fifty-two weeks, they ran recipe contests on their website, Food52.com, and the 140 winning recipes make up this book. They include:

Double Chocolate Espresso CookiesSecret Ingredient Beef Stew Simple Summer Peach CakeWishbone Roast Chicken with Herb Butter

These recipes prove the truth that great home cooking doesn’t have to be complicated or precious to be memorable. This book captures the community spirit that has made Food52 a success. It features Amanda’s and Merrill’s thoughts and tips on every recipe, plus behind-the-scenes photos, reader comments, and portraits of the contributors—putting you right in the kitchen with America’s most talented cooks.

 

About Amanda Hesser

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Amanda Hesser has been named one of fifty women game-changers in food by Gourmet. A longtime writer and editor for the New York Times, Hesser has written the award-winning books Cooking for Mr. Latte and The Cook and the Gardener, and edited the essay collection, Eat, Memory. Her book The Essential New York Times Cookbook was a New York Times bestseller and the winner of a James Beard Award. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Tad Friend, and their two children.
 
Published December 20, 2011 by William Morrow Cookbooks. 448 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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While working on The Essential New York Times Cookbook, Hesser (Cooking for Mr. Latte) and Stubbs realized that some of the best recipes come from home cooks, and launched food52.com—a site that encourages home cooks to share recipes and tips.

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Spring includes best dumplings recipe Afghan Dumplings with Lamb Kofta and Yogurt Sauce and best spring vegetable recipe, Shaved Asparagus and Mint Salad.

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Christian Science Monitor

Variegated Spiced Latkes, by Food52 contest winner Sagegreen, are a mix of sweet potato, unpeeled Russets, and parsnip.

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Christian Science Monitor

This question seems especially pertinent when considering The Food52 Cookbook, all of whose 140 recipes are available – along with more than 14,000 others and counting – on Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs’s crowd-sourced website, Food52.com, which holds weekly recipe competitions featuring a spe...

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City Book Review

“We hope you’ll get in the kitchen and have as much fun as we did making all of these terrific recipes and learning from talented home cooks from all over.” For each recipe the head notes give a little bit of the recipe, and in some cases a quote from the cook.

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