Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs launched FOOD52 when they took 52 weeks to create the world’s first crowd-sourced cookbook. At FOOD52, there are weekly contests where home cooks submit their favorite recipes.
Contests are announced every other week on Wednesdays. Contestants have until the following Thursday at midnight ET to submit a recipe, at which point FOOD52 starts testing the recipes. The top two recipes become contest finalists. Then, the online community has 5 days to vote on and select the winner.
Amanda, Merrill and their team also write about their food and cooking discoveries, and offer a thoughtful selection of the best food and kitchen products in the country.
The community at FOOD52 creates other cookbooks, organizes food projects, debates food news, provides real-time food Q&A’s, and helps support the efforts of local food producers.
FOOD52’s mission is as follows:
- If you cook, your family will eat dinner together.
- If you cook, you will naturally have a more sustainable household.
- If you cook, you’ll set a lifelong example for your children.
- If you cook, you’ll understand what goes into food and will eat more healthily.
- If you cook, you’ll make your home an important place in your life.
- If you cook, you’ll make others happy.
- If you cook, people will remember you.