Recipes: “Food52 A New Way to Dinner”



A smart, inspiring cookbook of 100+ recipes from the founders of the powerhouse web site Food52 showing just how they–two busy working parents–actually plan, shop, and cook for delicious dinners (and breakfasts, lunches, and desserts)–all through the week. The secret? Cooking ahead.

Finally, anyone can learn how to maximize (and enjoy) time in the kitchen. Food52 founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs start with flexible base dishes they make on the weekend, then use them in multiple ways for quick weekday meals–exactly the way they really cook for themselves and their families. Both authors tackles every month of the year, providing seasonal recipes and clever tips and strategies that yield delicious, dependable results. This indispensable cookbook lays out the building blocks of modern meal planning, encouraging readers to be creative, confident, and resourceful in the kitchen all year-round.


I like this book, I like the layout, I like the recipes.

However, I do not think it is ideal for two working parents planning ahead. I am not a parent, but even preparing ahead just for the two of us is a big undertaking  with these recipes, and I am certainly not spending weekends grocery shopping and cooking for the week ahead.

A really nice cookbook, but not what I am looking for as far as plan ahead meals. As far as a regular cookbook, with a Seasonal layout,  and full lists of ingredients and instructions, I highly recommend it.

I am sure some Mom’s out there will find this useful too, it simply and honestly isn’t what I was looking for, but I certainly cannot knock the quality of this book because of my personal search for plan ahead meals!

Go give it a try and get back with me about what ideas you tried and how it worked out.

My honest review is for a special copy from NetGalley that I voluntarily read.

It will be available for purchase October 18th 2016

The Amazon link for purchase is:

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