Food52 – Possibly the Next Big Food Wave!

I love the concept behind Food52! Every week for 1 year (get it? 52 weeks…Food52) they will be encouraging home cooks to submit recipes to their website. Each Monday, they announce the contest theme. Then, you have 7 days to submit your recipe. They choose 2 finalists and then they go up for a good old-fashioned democratic vote on the website. Both finalists win awesome kitchen stuff from Oxo and a copy of the Food52 cookbook, and the winner’s recipe goes in the book!

They’re on Week 19 right now, and you have until Sunday to submit your recipes for your best “Ham and Cheese” and “Chocolate Cookie.” Too short of notice? Sign up for their newsletter and/or check their website weekly to see the new themes.

In fact, the people at Food52 just challenged Chris Kimball at Cook’s Illustrated to a recipe throwdown. The details will be posted in November, but I bet it’s going to be a fun (and possibly gory) one!