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The Latest Drink Trend Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Tenth Helpings is a humor column from our culture critic, Ella Quittner, illustrated by Olivia de Recat. “There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge.” —Hunter S. Thompson, who died thirteen years before the advent of canned hard coffee Read More >>

Easy, Breezy Cottage Cheese Wraps to Make This Summer

With the temperatures rising, we’re giving our ovens a much-needed rest and swapping baked and roasted dishes for simple, no-cook meals. We've partnered with Hood Cottage Cheese to dream up delicious ways to use their many flavors of creamy cottage cheeses—from refreshing Cucumber and Dill to sweet Strawberry—in summer-centric wraps. Ah, summer,...

Every Question You Should Ask Before Signing a Lease

Rent Like You Mean It is a series all about giving our rental spaces a new lease. We’ve rounded up a whole host of refreshing spruce-ups (and cover-ups), impactful DIYs (plus how to get them back to square one when you leave), and peeks at real-life rental transformations. Because a lease should never stop you from having a space that feels like yours—even...

The Best Cheese for Cheeseburgers, Period

It was in 1934 that the term “cheeseburger” was first coined, on the menu at Kaelin’s restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky. They topped a patty with American cheese in the hopes of adding a “new tang to the hamburger,” and this now-classic staple would soon appear everywhere from diners to backyards, all across the U.S. Over the years, the cheeseburger...

7 Wine Bottle DIYs for When You Finish That Summer Rosé

We teamed up with A to Z Wineworks—a certified B-Corp known for their food-friendly wines made in Oregon—to highlight creative ways to repurpose their 2020 Rosé and Riesling bottles after the last glass has been poured. Does anyone else feel a twinge of regret whenever you put a glass jar or bottle in the recycling bin? It seems like each time,...

How I Enjoyed Eating When I Lost My Sense of Smell & Taste

When I caught the coronavirus in December 2020, I was fortunate to experience only mild symptoms (which I combated with bed rest, Tylenol, and plenty of fluids). Unfortunately, by day eight, my sense of smell and taste went from normal to nothing—in a matter of hours. What was initially an inconvenience swiftly became a powerful experience that now...

Is This the Best Way to Pit An Avocado?

Guacamole, smoothies, vegan chocolate mousse, and pure ripe slices of avocado are, dare we say, worth risking a potential small hand injury as one pits and slices an avocado. But leave it to a generation of genius TikTokers to share a completely safe way to pit an avocado without using a knife. ...

Is There Anything Triple-Cream Cheese Can't Do?

Every month, Melina Hammer, Food52's very own Hudson Valley correspondent, is serving up all the bounty that upstate New York has to offer. I have long loved triple-cream cheeses. They contain at least 75 percent fat, and are typically young. They are also supremely spreadable. Mascarpone is an example of a fresh triple-cream, whereas Brillat-Savarin,...

Your Garden Might Not Be As Organic As You Think—Here’s Why

When shopping for fruits and vegetables, the green-and-white USDA Organic label tells you that the produce was grown without pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or biotechnology—at least that is what it’s supposed to because organic farming has had its fair share of scams and scandals. As a committed locavore, I prefer produce from a local farm that...

So, We're Going to Bars Again—How Do We Act?

Welcome to How to Be Social Again: The No-Stress Guide to Returning to Society. In this mini-series, you'll get a brush-up on everything from invitation etiquette to navigating bars again—plus, a drinks menu-planner for any party size and an ode the most underrated of gatherings, the coffee date. I knew I wanted to go to Sharlene’s for my first...

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