Once the weather seriously chills, I am constantly thinking about food, reading about it, shopping for offbeat ingredients and experimenting with new recipes. You know how it is.
I discovered Food52 at the end of the summer when I read about it in The New York Times. Amanda Hesser, co-founder of the culinary website whose name refers to cooking 52 weeks a year, was always one of my favorite food writers when she worked at the Times. I thoroughly enjoyed her first book, "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and gave it as a gift to a number of new young cooks.
I was struck by the Food52's "about us" info which presents their thoughtful food manifesto. It essentially boils down to "How you eat is how you live." Once I read it, I immediately signed up for Food 52's daily e-commerce provision and recipe updates. I always take a quick peek and I've been watching videos and downloading recipes ever since. It's definitely worth a look even if you never actually enter a kitchen.