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Brinda Ayer


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Past articles by Brinda:

The Best Coffee Makers, According To Numerous Tests

For the better part of a month, I rigorously tested ten machines in order to find the very best coffee makers on the market. Here are my findings. → Read More

Guava-Pineapple Spritz Recipe on

Food community, recipes, kitchen & home products, and cooking contests. → Read More

Vegan Pasta al Limone(ish) Recipe on

Lukewarm and extremely low-stakes take: The only creamy, lemony pasta that's ever been worth talking about is the spaghetti limone from Lil’ Frankie’s in New York City's East Village. The alchemy that they use to transform lemons, Parmesan, butter, and starchy pasta water into a sauce so rich, so silky, so bursting with lemon flavor is utterly magical, completely inimitable. So why bring up Lil'… → Read More

A Thanksgiving Super-Menu From Food52's Resident Experts

They've got ideas for everything: the turkey to end all turkeys, a sweet and spicy cornbread dressing, two new-classic pies, and so much more. → Read More

15 Soothing Cooking Projects to Busy Your Hands & Nourish Your Soul

If you're finding yourself as anxious and on-edge as we are, here are some dishes to cook: fresh gnocchi, pot roast, mole, towering layer cakes, and rugelach. → Read More

How to Make Sourdough With...Beets? (Or Any Vegetable!)

Food52's Resident Bread Baker and bread expert, Maurizio Leo of The Perfect Loaf, shows us how to whip up a batch of sourdough bread with beets (and other veg). → Read More

The Pineapple Cutting Trick We Learned From Chrissy Teigen's Mom

Chrissy Teigen's mother, Pepper, shows us the best way to cut a pineapple—so you can get it done quickly and waste as little of the fruit as possible. → Read More

11 Easy Baking Recipes for the 'Non-Bakers' Among Us

Here are Food52's best easy baking recipes, including a super-fudgy chocolate cake, a one-bowl pound cake, 3-ingredient cookies, and banana bread scones. → Read More

12 Perfect Pie Recipes That Just Happen to Be Vegan

Here are Food52's best vegan pie recipes to enjoy all summer and to Thanksgiving. We've got everything from apple to pumpkin to silky chocolate, all dairy-free. → Read More

Our 12 Favorite Summer Beers for When We Need a Frosty One

The Food52 team's tried-and-true picks to stay cool (and well hydrated). → Read More

Soup Is the Perfect Summer Food (Seriously!). Here are 23 Reasons Why.

Here are the best summer soup recipes, both hot and cold, from fresh tomato soup to watermelon gazpacho to creamy corn chowder. → Read More

25 Recipes to Use Up That Buttermilk You Bought for Baking

Buttermilk is a super-versatile ingredient: Use it in stews, as a vegetable or meat brine, or to make creamy-tangy salad dressings. → Read More

28 Versatile Ways to Celebrate Chickpeas (Even if You Think You're Tired of Them)

Is there any ingredient more versatile than chickpeas? We think not—and show you delicious (and vegetarian!) ways to use them from stews to snacks. → Read More

16 Vegan Slow-Cooker Recipes for Plant-Based Comfort

You can set and forget these hearty meals—then come back later to enjoy them thoroughly. → Read More

31 Vegan Recipes You Can Prep Now & Enjoy All Week

These 31 vegan recipes are all big-batchable, make-ahead-able, and perfect for your cozy Sunday meal prep—including tempeh chili, chard pesto, and enchiladas. → Read More

Our 13 Favorite Cookbooks of 2019

Here are our favorite cookbooks of 2019, like Indian-ish by Priya Krishna, Where Cooking Begins by Carla Lalli Music, and Happiness is Baking by Maida Heatter. → Read More

Our 13 Best Cranberry Recipes—Sauces, Pies & So Much More

These 13 dishes are the best cranberry recipes on Food52, savory and sweet, including pies, sauces, chutneys, relishes, and cookie bars. → Read More

Why Haven’t We Been Roasting Chicken Like This All Along?

Chef and cookbook author Tyler Kord shows us how to roast chicken and vegetables together perfectly, yielding tender, browned goodness in just about an hour. → Read More

The Best Thyme Substitutes for All Your Dishes, Savory & Sweet

These are the best fresh and dried substitutes for the herb thyme, including basil, marjoram, oregano, savory, poultry seasoning, herbes de Provence, and za'atar. → Read More

This Zesty, Spicy Sauce Is Your Key to Superior Chicken Wings

Here's a recipe for the ultimate football-season snack, wings with a tart, spicy lime glaze. Its secret ingredient is also a cocktail staple: Rose's lime juice. → Read More