For the first stretch of 2021, as I’ve been eating popcorn covered in cheese powder—and, um, more popcorn covered in cheese powder—our Food52 community has been cooking and baking up a storm. Good for you! Behold: our top 10 new recipes this month. Forty percent of which involve Parmesan. Yes.
“These particular cigar-shaped pastries, my great-aunt’s recipe, are the answer to the question that has plagued pudding for centuries: Where is the texture contrast?” writes Charles Dabah for our My Family Recipe column.
Keep this one in your back pocket for that weeknight (tonight?) when you just can’t. Use whatever canned beans are in the cabinet—and feel free to play around with the fine print, too: No spinach? Anything leafy works.
Smoky, silky roasted red peppers lead the way in this meaty yet meatless dinner from our resident pasta maker, Meryl Feinstein. To make it vegan, swap out the heavy cream for full-fat oat milk.
A very good reason to always keep frozen udon bricks in the freezer. “The dish takes inspiration from the Korean pantry, Japanese-style wafu pasta, and the saucy technique from beloved Roman carbonara,” writes Hana Asbrink.
A highly slurpable recipe from our food stylist Anna Billingskog. Pork meatballs and hearty greens swim in a homemade Parm broth (a homemade Parm broth!), which is just as cheesy and savory as it sounds.
Sure, you could serve these pull-apart dinner rolls as a side dish. But why not add in an oversize arugula salad and call them dinner, period?
Thanks to black cocoa, this swirly, streusel-y pound cake from Sohla El-Waylly bears a striking resemblance to Oreos. Serve with extra-cold milk.
How to make olive oil cake even better? Here’s a bright idea from Carolina Gelen: Lots of fragrant cardamom and a kaleidoscope of candied orange wheels.
More pound cake from Sohla: You want it? You got it. This classic loaf boasts a toasty crust and tender crumb. Take it for a test drive, then make it your own.
What was your favorite Food52 recipe from this past month? Savory? Sweet? Let’s chat all about it in the comments.
Emma is the food editor at Food52. Before this, she worked a lot of odd jobs, all at the same time. Think: stir-frying noodles “on the fly,” baking dozens of pastries at 3 a.m., reviewing restaurants, and writing articles about everything from how to use leftover mashed potatoes to the history of pies in North Carolina. Now she lives in New Jersey with her husband and their cat, Butter. Stay tuned every Tuesday for Emma’s cooking column, Big Little Recipes, all about big flavor and little ingredient lists. And see what she’s up to on Instagram at @emmalaperruque.