Alice Medrich, Food52

Alice Medrich


Berkeley, CA, United States

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Past articles by Alice:

How to Light a Christmas Pudding on Fire (Because Why Not?)

Christmas Pudding on fire is a classic British holiday dessert that you can start one year—or one day—in advance. Learn how to safely light a Christmas pudding with our tips and tricks. → Read More

21 Fig Recipes, Because They're *Finally* In Season

21 fig recipes, from breakfast to salads to dinner, to dessert, and fig snacks. How to eat figs at all hours: dried figs, fresh figs, fig jam, toast, and cakes. → Read More

How to Make Better Powdered Sugar Icing & Frosting

Better cookies and cakes, this way. We're sharing recipes for powdered sugar icing and frosting, advice on flavoring and coloring, and troubleshooting tips. → Read More

The Best Way to Soften Butter, Fast

The quickest way to soften butter - a trick to satisfy the spontaneous baker in all of us. And it doesn't involve the microwave, or waiting forever. → Read More

Chocolate Lace Is the Addictive, Salty-Sweet Treat You've Been Waiting For

Proof, yet again, that chocolate and bread just go together. → Read More

Can We Stop Calling Cake "Bread" & Bread "Cake"?

The difference between cake and bread, once and for all. Plus, the ultimate spiced quick "bread" recipe. → Read More

This Underrated Spice Is the Key to a Better Bundt Cake

A unique vanilla Bundt cake recipe for Christmas and the holidays, spiced with coriander. → Read More

Yes, There's a Right Way to Measure Brown Sugar

Once and for all, how packed is a cup of "packed" brown sugar? → Read More

The Most Versatile Chocolate Cupcake Recipe Ever

One recipe, a thousand possibilities. → Read More

Why This Recipe Instruction Has Me All Riled Up

An expert baker weighs on how to decode your ingredient list. → Read More

This Magical Mango Ice Cream Is No-Churn, No-Cook, No-Problem

The same base recipe will get you sherbet, fro-yo, or sorbet. → Read More

The 5-Minute Prep Trick This Award-Winning Baker Swears By

You only have to do it "now and then" for endless reward. → Read More

This Buttery, Too-Darn-Easy Pound Cake Breaks All the Cake Rules

No creaming, no fuss, endless riffs. → Read More

Give Strawberries a New Sidekick (We Still Love Ya, Cream!)

Forget those under-ripe, pale-shouldered things that garnish every brunch order, fruit cup, and yogurt parfait all year long. In season strawberries are a whole new fruit. They’re juicy, tart, sweet, and red from tip to stem—and each is a giant mouthful of fragrance and flavor that plays well with ingredients and flavors well beyond the obvious. If you tend to stay on the beaten path when it… → Read More

What a Famous Baker Will & Won't Buy Pre-Made

Not everything tastes better homemade! → Read More

Take a Break From Brown Sugar & Use Jaggery Instead

Like in this nutty shortbread! → Read More

The Triple Chocolate Mousse That Took 100+ Weddings By Storm

No wonder this recipe was voted San Francisco's best dessert. → Read More

The Most Important Things My 95-Year-Old Mother Taught Me

They're about mayonnaise (but not really). → Read More

A Fancy French Chocolate Cake You'd Never Guess Is One-Bowl

It's named after a queen! → Read More

Milk Chocolate Ice Cream + Salted Cashew Brittle = Paradise, Literally

Make extra. → Read More